Collaborative Agile Procurement

This workshop is intended to instil the basics of best practise procurement (sourcing and tendering) at all levels of an organisation. It is appropriate for a wide range of staff and includes real world and pragmatic training.

What is it?

  • 2 day procurement workshop; hands on, practical and pragmatic
  • new paradigm of procurement (collaborative, courteous and considerate) – training people who want to do procurement properly
  • most up to date techniques and models to apply the new paradigm
  • balanced view of procurement
  • workshops incorporate methods, processes and tools that we have developed to manage procurement projects that we are involved with and are using on a day to day basis
  • tools and techniques have been developed to take a lot of the stress out of procurement
  • participants are given simple and practical exercises that embed the learnings; they will also be given several tools they can take back to work and use immediately
  • an introduction to procurement, but even the most experienced people get something out of this

What will be covered?

  • what is procurement?
  • why is it important to do it well?
  • the new paradigm of procurement
  • where are buyers poor at procurement?
  • what are the risks if things go wrong?
  • how can we do it better?
  • psychology of business
  • 4 guiding principles
  • key philosophies of good procurement projects
  • how to attract the best sellers
  • what sellers hate about your RFPs/Tenders
  • why most of your RFP/Tenders end up in the bin
  • the Procurement Life Cycle
  • collaborative procurement models
  • phases of procurement
    • initiate 
    • strategy development tool
    • planning phase
    • go to market
    • manage delivery
    • review

This workshop will provide participants with:

  • an understanding of what it is like to be a supplier and how to get the best out of them (we have helped clients respond to over 70 tenders and RFPs)
  • the new paradigm of procurement and how to apply it
  • the most up to date models and tools
  • an overview of procurement project management
  • knowledge of the key phases of the procurement life cycle
  • an understanding of why good procurement is important
  • an understanding of the dangers that arise from poor procurement
  • an introduction to the terminology of procurement
  • an understanding of the common terminology

"A great introduction to procurement with loads of useful tips and strategies. But more importantly helpful tools that can be used in many other ways both in business and personal life."

- Claire W, Whangarei DC

4.6 stars from 215 testimonials


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Who is it for?

This workshop will benefit anyone who:

  • is sourcing goods and services for the organisation 
  • is managing procurement staff 
  • is working as part of a procurement project team 
  • is in a support role to a procurement project 
  • has budget responsibility

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Your facilitator

Frank Aldridge:

  • has run over 300 procurement projects in over 70 different categories
  • has helped clients respond to 70+ Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and tenders
  • was one of MBIE’s trainers for four years, delivering their procurement training
  • TIGL are SOLGM's preferred trainer for procurement, project management & contract management
  • holds the NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Procurement Procedures (Level 6)

Workshop cost and booking details

2 day workshop  (inhouse and public options available)

If you have a larger group of people you would like to attend together, we can bring the workshop to you and run it inhouse.  We can also tailor the workshop examples to meet what you need. We use real case studies to embed the learning and solve business issues at the same time.  (All you need to do is provide a suitable venue and appropriate support.)

The pricing for an inhouse workshop is as below:

Up to 10 attendees

Per person fee

in excess of 10 attendees



The pricing for a public workshop is $1,500 + gst/person.

For the next public workshop dates click here.

 Contact us to enquire or book.