Achieving best contractual results through your School Procurement.
The School of Educational Administration has joined with Corporate Contracts Management to offer a Procurement/Contracts course in school procurement.
The aim of this course is to put schools in a position of control over their contracts. Being in control of procurement and contract is the most effective way of ensuring that your contracts are robust, that the expectations of both sides are known, and of learning effective ways of negotiating in order to make savings for your goods and services.
The courses are taught on-line and is described in detail below.
Advanced Certificate in School Procurement
For a summary of the content of this course please click here
This course looks at what is required in respect to governance responsibilities but also how to consider and manage risks, what is required and best mechanisms to report to School Governors/Trustees. In addition Heads need to have awareness of contractual obligations for their Schools and how best to support the Business Managers/Executive Officers.
The course will also cover: managing sponsorship issues and keeping the issue of contracts and sponsorship separate, best means of leveraging and how this can assist your School, contract preparation and contract management, supplier involvement and how best to manage, the need for an effective Procurement Policy and Procurement Procedures, the issues of leasing versus purchasing, the importance of financial delegations, issues in respect to project management and lastly the importance of professional development for Business Managers/Executive Officers.
Awareness is crucial in ensuring that the School contracts are as robust as they can be, that risk to the school is reduced.
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- For terms and conditions please click here
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Through the course you will not only receive a fully detailed book containing all the information you need, but you will also have as a tutor Margaret Gilbert who has 23 years experience in procurement, contracts and tendering with schools. Margaret also spent two years at the IMF. If a specific issue were to arise at your school during the course Margaret is available to answer questions in relation to the issue.
Students on the courses.
The course is intended for Principals, Assistant Principals and those School Senior Staff who wish to become Principals.
Course reading and tutorials
Procurement control and contract management is a new concept in the UK, and there is virtually no literature available on this topic. For this reason students will be issued with a manual which guides them through the course. There are no set texts to buy.
Students will have a tutor whom they can contact through email or by phone.
Activity and assessment
Suring the Advanced course students are required to undertake 12 Modules focussed on issues raised in the course with an Assignment at completion of the course.
The Assignment is submitted to the tutor and marked.