Sourcing Mechanics - SM

Business Skills College
3 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 SM-V for further details and dates.

This course is part of the Commercial Professionalism Programme (CPP) and provides training for MOD commercial officers on the commercial sourcing process at the developing/practitioner level.

The course is run as a 3 day workshop and seeks to transfer learning via a mixture of group discussion, theory sessions, case studies and input from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within MOD commercial.

The training is recommended for all commercial officers who are in or require a good understanding of the commercial sourcing process and conduct of competition.

What you will learn

You will:
  • understand what sourcing entails and appreciate the key phases in the process
  • appreciate the importance of drafting the right sourcing strategy, and how this impacts selection, evaluation and award criteria
  • understand what market engagement is, how markets are identified and options of how to engage the market in your requirement
  • understand and develop the skills required to undertake all the activities that take place during the tendering and award stages (method, process and developing evaluation criteria)
  • understand and explain how tender award decisions are communicated and the appropriate ways to engage with successful/unsuccessful bidders

How will this course help my career?

It will provide you with an awareness and understanding to enable you to manage the sourcing process and better manage your customer needs. 

Before you attend

  • It is advisable to attend the Route to Contract and Pre-Sourcing and Categorisation courses before attending this course.
  • 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?


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