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. Alternatively, this course is now being delivered virtually and can be found as a linked course at the bottom of this page or by entering 'virtual' in the search engine.
The course uses practical exercises to consolidate learning and references Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Level 4 learning outcomes and procurement models. The MOD’s procurement cycle is used as a basis to illustrate practical application of commercial input to the process.
The course examines areas of potential commercial risk, commercial assurance and compliance with relevant legislation. It considers competitive or single source contracting and potential legal challenges. It is also part of a suite of MOD courses designed to assist commercial officers progress from awareness to expert level but has wider applicability to non-MOD and wider government employees.