Procurement e-learning for local government

shopping-bags-bought1Bill Root’s local government procurement review published this month urges RIEP’s to play a greater role in helping councils create efficiency savings from good procurement practices.  
North East Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership together with Norfolk County Council and Learning Pool, understands the importance of staff training in this area and has created a procurement e-learning course to build capacity.

Jane Waring, Head of Corporate Procurement for Norfolk County Council says “There is a greater demand than ever for basic procurement training for budget holders across local government and this course is designed to exactly fill this need. Passport to Procurement provides an introductory level of understanding in a format accessible to managers.”

Available now 
Over 1,000 local government learners have accessed the course to date.
Free to anyone in local government
All learners with a email address in England and Wales can get free access to the course.
Already paid for by Norfolk CC
Originally commissioned by the National Training User Group the course has been revised by Norfolk CC and NE IEP together with Learning Pool. 

Shortlisted for a SOPO Award
The course aims to help local authorities be more effective with their procurement practices and, ultimately, improve service delivery.  It was shortlisted in the Oustanding Achievement in Procurement category of the 2008 SOPO Awards.

Designed for budget holders, officers, managers, team leaders and other non-procurement specialists the course will help learners understand what procurement is. 
It gives a basic level of understanding of the procurement process, an understanding of the legal framework behind procurement and an insight into best practice of procurement within the public sector.

How to get immediate access
Visit for access to the course and for more information.


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