Introduction to Commercial - Introduction to Commercial
(11 Feb 19 - 13 Feb 19)

Business Skills College
3 days 

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About this course

This course sets out the fundamentals of policy and legislative frameworks surrounding commercial process.  It explains the legal elements of a contract and the use of approvals processes and business cases, competition stages, single source regulations and legal challenges.  It is set primarily in a MOD context and introduces the department’s contract purchasing and finance system, but against a broader backdrop of the roles and responsibilities of civil servant commercial officers that have wider applicability.

What you will learn

By the end of this course  you will:
  • be able to identify legal elements of a contract and how they are related to a policy and regulatory framework
  • understand the principles of an approvals process and its supporting business cases, competition and single source contracting
  • understand the role of a commercial officer and their interaction with industry

How will this course help my career?

This course provides useful context and understanding if you are a new entrant into the Civil Service commercial function or if you interact routinely with the commercial branch.   

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Other government departments (OGDs)

How will I learn?