Local Government Procurement

Non-Accredited Training Courses

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LGP offers a range of interactive and best practice modules in Procurement, Contracting and Project Management. These are designed specifically for the local government sector, covering seven critical areas of procurement and contract management. These modules are delivered by knowledgeable trainers with hands-on experience in local government. The contents, case studies and activities are tailored with practical examples to maximise knowledge transfer. These public courses also provide the participants with the opportunity to share and learn from their experiences and network with peers.

Training venue: LGP Office Sydney/Regional Locations/Onsite at Clients’ Premises

Option to attend a session via Zoom

Our regional and rural clients can use Zoom, the online platform that allows people from any geographic location, the opportunity to remotely attend (fully/partially) the courses which are conducted at our office in Sydney. This app is very lightweight on Internet and requires only a computing device with audio and video options. 

Regional Procurement Training 

Over the last couple of years,with the intent of making training available to its Regional and Remote clients, LGP has been been delivering a number of courses at several locations across NSW. During FY20-21, we ran a total of 26 sessions in seven regional city/town with about 375 participants.   

Continuing with our commitment, we have planned to bring training to the following locations in FY22.  The sessions will go ahead subject to receiving minimum required registrations and the course/s to be offered will depend on the demand in the region.

1.Tamworth: 29-30 March 2022
2. Griffith: 3-4 May 2022
3. Dubbo: 21-22 June 2022

  
To register for any of these regional training sessions, please click here

Onsite training 

Any training module offered by LGP can also be tailored and delivered onsite to suit specific training needs of the clients. To register your interest for onsite delivery, please click here.

The Modules

Procurement in Local Government-The Essentials provides a basic understanding of procurement function including the strategic and sustainable dimensions of it, specifically applicable in the local government sector. The participants get to learn the procurement process and its different stages, and the methods involved.

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $650.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $750.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/Regional Locations/Onsite

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Contracting in Local Government- The Essentials is a full day course that covers the fundamental aspects of contracting, particularly in the local government sector. The participants will gain foundation knowledge and skills needed to manage the contracts effectively.  

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $650.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $750.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/Regional Locations/Onsite

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Procurement Planning and Specification Development is a full day course delivered in a workshop format. The participants  get to learn what is involved in procurement planning, its relevance and the nuances of specification development.

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $650.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $750.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/ Regional Locations/Onsite

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Tender Evaluation and Contract Awarding is a full day course that covers the knowledge and skills needed to carry out tender evaluations systematically as prescribed, choose appropriate suppliers that fulfill all criteria and enter a contract. The course is  delivered in a workshop format and the activities, case studies and examples shared by the skilled facilitator along with the core concepts will augment the overall learning experience.

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $650.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $750.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/ Regional Locations/Onsite

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Procurement Life Cycle in Local Government- The Essentials is a two (2) days’ course that will help to build the foundation skills and knowledge around key aspects of procurement life cycle, specifically relevant in the local government sector. The participants will gain a holistic perspective of procurement function through the four (4) critical domains covered in this course.

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $1,300.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $1,400.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Two (2) full-days (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM each day).

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/Regional Locations/Onsite.

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Advanced Contracting in Local Government is a one day course designed to help advance the knowledge and skills in contract management. It covers vital aspects of effectively managing the contracts; from inception to closeout. The individuals managing high risk, complex contracts or those intending to build on their expertise in this domain will benefit from this course.  

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $650.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $750.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/ Regional Locations/Onsite

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The Essentials of Project Management  is a hands-on, one-day course that covers the fundamental aspects of undertaking a project using a structured approach. This could include a minor project or a section of a larger project. You will learn about the basic concepts of project management, key aspects of establishing the project parameters, how to develop a project plan, activities involved in administering and monitoring the project, and finalising and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $650.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $750.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/ Regional Locations/Onsite

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Probity in Procurement is a half-day course designed to provide a comprehensive overview of probity in procurement within the NSW Local Government sector. By the end of this session, participants will understand the importance of probity in procurement, probity risks, lifecycle and probity requirements. 

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $325.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $375.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Half-day (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney CBD

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Bidding for Government Contracts covers the basic principles, processes and best practices in bidding for government contracts. The objective of this course is to provide insights about public sector procurement from the buyer’s perspective as to what is required, how the proposals are considered, the tender evaluation process, preparing and submitting bids. The experienced trainers assist the participants to develop skills and confidence in bid writing.

Course fee (per person): For public courses in Sydney $650.00 (excl. GST). For public courses in Regional Areas $750.00 (excl. GST). For onsite delivery, send a request for quote to [email protected]

Duration: Full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/ Regional Locations/Onsite

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ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement Training is a full day course designed to provide participants with an understanding of ISO 20400 on sustainable procurement and how it can be used in their own context and professional role. This course covers how to analyse a council’s current sustainable procurement framework, identify drivers for sustainable procurement and define a stainable procurement strategy and program of work that is tailored to your current council’s context. This course is targeted at:  procurement management, management staff in charge of environmental, social and economic issues, management in finance, legal, HR, engineers and operations.   

Course fee: TBC

Duration: Full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Venue: LGP Office, Sydney/ Regional Locations/Onsite

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Click here to access the full Training Calendar.

For any further information, please contact Niv Roy, Head of Training on 0406 621 023 / 02 8270 8709 or send an email to the Training Team

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