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This course sets out the fundamentals of policy and legislative frameworks surrounding commercial process. It explains the legal elements of a contract and the use of approvals processes and business cases, competition stages, single source regulations and legal challenges. It is set primarily in a MOD context and introduces the department’s contract purchasing and finance system, but against a broader backdrop of the roles and responsibilities of civil servant commercial officers that have wider applicability.
By the end of this course you will:
- be able to identify legal elements of a contract and how they are related to a policy and regulatory framework
- understand the principles of an approvals process and its supporting business cases, competition and single source contracting
- understand the role of a commercial officer and their interaction with industry
It is strongly recommended that students read
the Commercial Awareness Guide (available through the Commercial Toolkit)
before attending the course.
This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Only suitable for Commercial Officers.</span></strong>