By developing better contract management capabilities, your organisation can significantly improve the services it delivers and maximise its resources.
With the public sector spending £230 billion on goods and services each year, developing the core competencies for effective contract management could significantly boost savings and cost-effectiveness.
On this A Guide to Successful Contract Management course, develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage the contract process through to completion.
This one-day course is led by supply chain management consultant, Martin Murphy, who has been involved in over £1 billion of successful public sector tenders and contracts, at both sides of the process. Practical and interactive, the course is built around a series of engaging case-studies.
|About the Chair: Martin Murphy
|Martin Murphy is the Managing Director of SCMG. Martin has been involved in major procurement exercises including managing tenders for public and private sector clients as well as helping suppliers and contractors write winning bids, benchmarking and managing contracts in distress, developing collaborative contracts and working with clients and their suppliers and contractors to improve performance and reduce cost. Find out more
09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
Trainers' Welcome and Introduction
10:00 - 11:00
The Principles of Successful Contract Management
- Identify the different types of contract
- The benefits of contract management for the public sector
- Understand the contract management cycle of activities
- Establish clarity of terms and obligations
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
Contract Administration and Governance
- What needs to be done before the contract is signed
- The power shift
- Identifying risk and preventing further problems later in the contract process
- Successfully exiting a contract
12:00 - 12:45
Strategic Relations Management: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
- The importance of good relationships in the supply chain
- Develop contract negotiation skills to secure beneficial outcomes
- Recognise how to foster positive relationships amongst all parties
- Effective change management and dispute resolution
- Motivating internal and external parties
12:45 - 13:15
Monitoring, Performance and Quality Assessment in the Contract Process - Part 1
- Analyse contract value, length, complexity and level of risk
- Effectively monitor and benchmark costs and performance
- Identify the potential for obstacles, risk and challenges
- Maximising and identifying savings and efficiencies
14:15 - 15:00
Monitoring, Performance and Quality Assessment in the Contract Process - Part 2
- When and how best to re-evaluate and restructure the terms of a contract
- Manage arising situations and contract variations
- Achieving mutual gains for effective contract management
- Ensuring that contractual obligations have been sufficiently met
15:00 - 16:00
Contract Review and Post-Contract Progress
- The link to future contracts
- Recognise the core competencies for effective contract management
- Accurate reporting
16:00 - 16:15
Feedback, Evaluation & Close
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