Services Procurement

Course Description

The acquisition of services is an important part of procurement and supply work, so much so that many organizations spend a greater amount with service providers than with suppliers of goods. The participants will explore the opportunities in service procurement and why organizations now are contracting out their non-core aspects of their work.

Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the difference between services and goods.
  2. Assess the difference between buying services as opposed to tangibles (goods).
  3. Outline a range of approaches to the procurement of services such as advertising, marketing, PR and legal services.
  4. Evaluate and agree that contract management is vital when dealing with suppliers involved in the supply of services.

Target Audience

Anyone in procurement and supply role or looking at enhancing their knowledge in procurement and supply.

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