Route to Contract - RTC

Business Skills College
2 days
Multiple locations

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About this course

The F2F version of this course has been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.  An online version has now been established.  Please see RTC-V for further details and dates.

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. 

What you will learn

You will learn to:
  • identify and manage commercial risks through each stage of a procurement cycle
  • place competitive or single source contracts and minimise risk of legal challenge or dispute

How will this course help my career?

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of the procurement processes allowing you to move forward in your chosen career.

Before you attend

Delegates wishing to attend the Route to Contract (RTC) course must have completed the following courses before enrolling. Failure to do so will involve applications being rejected.
  • Introduction to Commercial (ITC)
  • UK Procurement Regulations (UKPR) 
  • Pre-Sourcing and Categorisation (PRE-SC)  


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?


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