“We have a number of valued SMEs in our supply chain and would like to collaborate with them more. How can we do this and build more productive relationships with them?”
A best-practice model for IT procurement allows for a degree of market testing without the burden of running a full competitive tender process, says Simon Scarrott.
CIPS is working with Skills for Logistics and Skills Development Scotland to develop a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in procurement and a Modern Apprenticeship Framework.
CIPS is seeking to gain approval from Her Majesty’s Privy Council to offer a grade of Chartered Membership, beyond and above MCIPS, which is designed for advanced professionals who want to distinguish themselves in their career. The project is now fully under way and if all goes to plan by the end of 2014, the applications process will be open for members.
There is a lot to be proud of in winning a CIPS Supply Management Award, and it helps to raise the profile of procurement, says last year's winners.
Qatar Foundation (QF) has achieved CIPS’ highest award for world-class procurement, the Corporate Certification Advanced Standard – platinum.
Ali Sadeddin, senior procurement manager at the Emirates Falcon Electrochemical Company, has been awarded a AED10,000 (£1,661) scholarship fund to support his procurement training.
I am considering moving from the private to the public sector as the government is pushing for a more commercial approach to the procurement service. What would be the main challenges I face if I make the move?