Pre-Sourcing and Categorisation - PRE-SC

Business Skills College
1 day
Multiple locations

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About this course

As a precautionary measure, the Defence Academy has postponed this course in light of COVID-19.  Please continue to check this page for rescheduled course dates.

The course considers what is meant by pre-sourcing and when it might be conducted within a procurement cycle.  It looks at why and how common goods are categorised, the role of Crown Commercial Services and how commercial officers contribute to the requirement setting process in a project environment. Set in a context of the MOD, it examines a route to market process and how category management codes are used but the course has wider applicability to non-MOD commercial officers, suppliers and wider government employees.  The course assumes a basic level of commercial experience.

What you will learn

You will learn to:
  • understand and be able to apply basic pre-sourcing principles
  • be aware of Crown Commercial Services Framework Agreements and the correct use of Common Procurement Vocabulary codes
  • be aware of the MOD’s route to market tool and its allocation

How will this course help my career?

The benefits should include an increase in utilisation of the CCS Framework Agreements, the utilisation of the “Route to Market (R2M) tool” and an increase of correct usage of the Common Procurement Vocabulary Codes (CPV) and United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPC) for requirements. 

Before you attend

  • Delegates wishing to book on this course must ensure that prior to booking their personal HMRS account is up to date including a full work postal address and mail point.
  • Courses run at various locations please ensure you check the location prior to booking.  

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?

Classroom, E-Learning

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