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 this course will help your career

This course is recommended for MOD Commercial staff.

It is strongly recommended that attendance is completed within the first 3 months of joining the Commercial Function and no later than 6 months.

It is strongly recommended that students read the Commercial Awareness Guide (available through the Commercial Toolkit) before attending the course.

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Who can attend this course
MOD civil servants
Before you attend
  • 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.
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How the course will be taught
Online (Virtual)
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