Procurement London

Financial sustainability Charity finance policy Risk

Monday 15 October 2018

Bircham Dyson Bell
50 Broadway
London SW1H 0BL

This course is for charity finance professionals who have responsibility for procurement and want to learn how to create effective and efficient tenders within their organisation. The training will explore the procurement and tender process including writing tenders, procurement methods and designing award criteria. Understanding how to get the best from your suppliers through contract management, and tips on how to ensure your procurement process is effective will form the final part of the day.

Sessions include:

• Using procurement to add value
• Procurement methods and strategies
• The tender process and the importance of specifications, award criteria and evaluation
• Contract management and supplier performance
• Evaluating your procurement process

Full day training course (10.00-15.00)


Finance directors and managers that have procurement within their remit as well as others within charities that have responsibility for the procurement of services at their charities.


Registration and refreshments


Welcome and introduction


Good procurement & how to add value

This session will look at how good procurement can add value and benefit what you do as an organisation. Review the procurement cycle as a whole, detailing the use of strategic tools and methods that you need to consider. Ways of generating ongoing income for your charity and a positive message to your existing funders.



This session will give practical advice on writing tenders and the importance of specifications that are clear and concise. How to design award criteria, create a scoring methodology and evaluating tenders.




Contract management and supplier performance

When procuring products and services it is vital that you monitor and measure the performance of each contract. This ensures that the supplier is meeting the performance criteria and that areas for improvement can be identified. This session will explore mechanisms and processes designed to measure the performance of suppliers and the agreed contracts.


Evaluating your procurement process

This session will explore how to evaluate and review the success of your procurement process, including strategy, scoring and number of tenders received, and look at some evaluation frameworks