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.
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.