Procurement

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

Testimonials
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I didn't expect procurement training to be so entertaining and easily understood

Liz B, Grey District Council

Getting all onto a common framework and understanding 'why', was the key objective which you and the team nailed. Thank you.

Blair K

As always, very engaging and informative session.

Wiehan L

It was really good, a lot of information to take in. The legal process part was of most benefit to me having been involved in your project management workshop.

Sarah S

Interesting, made me think. A good basic grounding in procurement.

Vanessa B, Western Bay of Plenty DC

Very good, lots to take in and put to practise.

Michelle W

Exceeded my expectations; thought it could be above my head, but was practical and "fun".

Gaylene P, Rangitikei DC

A good 101 workshop to highlight and reinforce good procurement practices and processes.

Chris C

Overall good crash course into procurement. Very helpful having previously run through it with Frank with the Pahiatua Main St designer procurement.

Joshua W

Well presented - thanks.

Ray C

As my role grows this information will become more useful. Thanks for sharing your expertise Frank.

Shona G, Invercargill City Council

An excellent, well-presented and balanced course. Really helps to refresh mind etc. Suitable and relevant to all levels. Learnt some new tools and will apply.

Glenn T, Tasman District Council

An excellent overview of the principles of good procurement, using real life examples with toolkit to follow. I have learnt a great deal, cemented some of my "old" knowledge and feel more confident in the procurement aspects of my new role.

Marg P, Nelson City Council

Good to hear supplier perspective and impact of procurement processes on potential outcomes

Stan P, Inland Revenue Department

I have really enjoyed this course and got a lot out of it, good practical information. it is a valuable course for people embarking on procurement projects, some really helpful tools to get you going and set you up with good procedures. The reading list sounds really interesting.

Beryl W, Tasman District Council

Enjoyed it. Good instruction. Real world examples

Kieran C, Inland Revenue Department

Very practical. Great examples, relevant to the topics. Will make you better at your job.

Greg T, Marlborough District Council

Good practical stuff.

Ian Y, Grey District Council

Supplier perspective was really interesting

Margot B, Inland Revenue Departmen

Really good practical approaches

Catherine P, Inland Revenue Departmen

Great - Easy to stay engaged

Sharon P, Inland Revenue Departmen

The Integral Group’s real world, both sides of the fence focus is a great platform for buyers and sellers. Upskilling all involved for better outcomes for both.

Mark J, Porirua City Council

Incredibly useful content, can be used everyday

Bridget P, Ministry of Health

Probably the most practical course with heaps of tips and tricks that I have ever attended.

Mike S, ECL Group

Frank has an amazing amount of experience and knowledge in procurement and project management. His easy style of delivery and engagement made the learning easy, enjoyable and easily transferable to our real work situations.

Richard H, ECL Group

One of the better courses I have experienced. Lots of ready to use information.

Gail W, ECL Group

A well-informed, planned workshop that actively involved the group and able to relate to “real life” situations.

Sue G, ECL Group

Great workshop, presented at the right level for everyone to understand and a range of example and templates to take home!

Suzanne C, Horizons Regional Council

I would have liked more procurement policy examples for local government, and discussion around what works well.

Katy H, Hauraki DC

Fantastic practical tools - will be great for leading processes in my own workplace. Great to be able to download tools. My role is more theory based so I might still need more assistance in development of our policies

Tamara D, Southland District Council

Really enjoyed it! Learnt heaps - invaluable. Would 100% recommend

Isobel T, Wellington City Council

Very useful, aided my refresh working in this space. Big learning: "Plan - the ROI will pay"

David J, Wellington City Council

It reiterated my existing knowledge and skill base

Debbie W, Tasman District Council

I still need to understand how to write an appropriate policy and strategy - next time maybe. But the whole process of delivering a project using that process will help me understand what I need to do and what others need to do. I might be the "teacher"

Anne U, Environment Canterbury

This has been extremely entertaining. Starting from scratch , has been a lot to absorb but very good

Debbie B, Hurunui District Council

Great to see a contract come to fruition from start to finish

Jane H, New Plymouth District Council

Loved it. Learnt heaps, laughed lots. Loved the interaction and presentation. Low-tech rocks!

Heather E, Whangarei District Council

Very well presented and flexible enough to cater to participant's needs

Liz B, New Plymouth District Council

Taking away a number of very useful tools. Difficult in that with internal parks staff in not procuring services - more plant/materials. But do see how much of content can be adapted to suit/be used for this

Andrew M, Taupo District Council

Got me thinking about the planning and the process

Brent A, Taupo District Council

Very broad course covering participants with little to higher understanding. I would have benefited from a more advanced session.

Colin G, Taupo District Council

Good use of the two days. Content well presented and relevant

Denis L, Taupo District Council

A fair amount of the course was directed towards the processes I don't use. It was good to get some background but I feel some of the very good ideas need to be adopted by the organisation as a whole

Greg H, Taupo District Council

Course content good, but not always relevant for me as I don't handle many bigger projects

Kevin S, Taupo District Council

Great subject knowledge

Kylee M, Taupo District Council

Information presented was timely

Neville B, Taupo District Council

Well prepared, engaged with participants, gave real life examples and back up processes and tools. Flowed well over the two days

Tina J, Taupo District Council

Well worth it to reinforce concepts and improve processes we do all the time across the organisation

Tracey M, Taupo District Council

Great! Useful and applies to my role

Daniel Tsai, Waitemata District Health Board

Good place but got lost at times

Kerry H, Waitemata District Health Board

Perhaps just a little more group activity would have been good. Excellent content and presentation

Leanne K, Waitemata District Health Board

Teaching through each stage of procurement process is great

Maria L, Waitemata District Health Board

Awesome!

Wai V, Waitemata District Health Board

Feel like I understand procurement better and really appreciate the collaberative approach. I feel more confident using these tools to help manage our panel contract.

Alison T, Whangarei District Council

Really like all of the tangible examples. Clear presentation

Lisa M, Waitemata District Health Board

Thanks Frank, really enjoyed the 2 days.

Claire W, Whangarei District Council

Great workshop, thank you.

Delyse H, Whangarei District Council

Really great couple of days. Very professional and thought out. Great flow and clear learning objectives.

Eddie W, Whangarei District Council

Good motivational speaking

Lisianne H, Waitemata District Health Board

Good content, fun and heaps learned.

Malcolm P, Whangarei District Council

Information and contents were relevant to my role

Sione F, Waitemata District Health Board

A good refresher with simple but effective tools/techniques.

Mike H, Whangarei District Council

Great use of humor and real life examples/stories

Craig H, Waitemata District Health Board

It was fun; fast-paced; lots of different takeaways.

Nic M, Whangarei District Council

I think the workshop fronted a useful overview for those who aren't experience in the procurement process. Would have been useful to have the organisational templates available (RFP)

Rox S, Waitemata District Health Board

Great, really enjoyed it.

Paul C, Whangarei District Council

The tools that were given to us during the training were helpful and will start to use them.

Roxanne M, Whangarei District Council

The tools/charts are so helpful, simple to use, and I will use them

Leani S, Waitemata District Health Board

I knew very little about procurement before this workshop. I know a bit more now and know where to go to find help when I need it.

Tania R, Whangarei District Council

Great informative course

Karl S, Waitemata District Health Board

Exciting to be introduced to a more collaborative and positive way of engaging with and selecting suppliers/contractors.

Tracey M, Whangarei District Council

Enjoyed the interactiveness.

Werner T, Whangarei District Council

Great facilitators - made light and fun of what could be a difficult concept to grasp

Malina P, Waitemata District Health Board

Being new to my current role, this has been really useful

Manu F, Waitemata District Health Board

Excellent!

Natalia V, Waitemata District Health Board

Awesome! Thank you

Lis C, Waitemata District Health Board

Enjoyed approach of Frank as presenter/facilitator

Nicky P, Waitemata District Health Board

Very good

Jean-Marie B, Waitemata District Health Board

I was very pleasantly surprised at how interesting the workshop was - you made quite a dry process extremely interesting

Cate W, Waitemata District Health Board

Great communicator - presenter knew his craft!

Nelson W, Waitemata District Health Board

Had fun the last 2 days, while taking in a lot of hints/tips and tools to use along the way.

Annette, Taupo DC

Good course overall.

Dion, Taupo DC

Learnt a lot of new tips.

Graeme, Taupo DC

Very beneficial, great tools available and better understanding of the process.

Heather, Taupo DC

Very good coverage from basics through to main issues. Good stories to illustrate issues.

Dennis B, Matamata - Piako District Council

Great delivery. Neat "flow" right through. Loved the way you deviate from the programme to build the whole picture.

Graeme P, Greater Wellington Regional Council

Frank was a great presenter, lots of practical experience and examples to offer.

Julie, Taupo DC

Engaging, simple language with excellent examples. Packed a punch. Leaving with amazing tools ttat can be applied in my workplace.

Hayley O, New Plymouth District Council

All good.

Mel, Taupo DC

Great content over 2 day; went quick. Thought it would be a bore, was not.

Michael, Taupo DC

Very valuable training.

Nigel, Taupo DC

This workshop exceeded my expectations as delivered a total package of tools around procurement.

Mike M, Palmerston North City Council

Good pace, repetition and use of practical tools.

Sue, Taupo DC

Great interaction and humour.

Shari J, Whakatane District Council

Very engaging.

Steve B, Thames-Coromandel District Council

Would like to do the Project Management training with the Integral Group.

Donna M, Palmerston North City Council

Really well done. A lot to take in, in 2 days. Recommend to others - a great course.

Gerard C, Palmerston North Council

Well-paced - interactive, practical, good use of tools using real examples.

Graeme G, Palmerston North City Council

Interesting and fast-paced.

Katherine S, Palmerston North City Council

Very useful to my job. A very useful and practical workshop.

Kheng L, Palmerston North City Council

Very good all around. Real life skills. Frank knows his stuff.

Leigh S, Palmerston North City Council

Lots of information and backed-up with examples.

Natasha H, Palmerston North City Council

Very informative, fast-paced, engaging and fun. Frank made it fun and positive.

Peter R, Palmerston North City Council

Had a ball.

Phill M, Palmerston North City Council

Great course.

Richie H, Palmerston North City Council

The detailed heavy procurement stuff was over my head as never been exposed to it and unlikely to be involved in future.

Simon M, Palmerston North City Council

Was good. Good examples used and humour. Day 2 was longer and taxing. Was good to understand the reason/theory behind procurement and best practise ways.

Tania M, Palmerston North City Council

Really surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Some things I won't use and I just need to take away from the course relevant ones. In saying that, I have a better understanding now around procurement.

Wendy C, Palmerston North City Council

Gave me a good understanding of good procurement processes.

Alfredo P, Environment Southland

Understood some of the fundamental processes from PM workshop so was a bit repetitive. Would have appreciated more time on our policy and tools for PM and developing contracts (this is where we get screwed up).

Amy K, Environment Southland

Excellent material, was a lot there however once we do the procurement process will then find this helpful.

Craig S, Environment Southland

Good mix of discussion, workshop, slides, standing up.

Dave B, Environment Southland

Very thorough and beneficial.

Dave C, Environment Southland

Not having participated in any other workshops, project management etc I found these aspects beneficial to the overal procurement framework.

Lacey B, Environment Southland

Huge topic - covered extremely well.

Linda H, Environment Southland

Personable, stories with value, engaging.

Mark O, Environment Southland

Well-presented, good use of examples from personal experience.

Paul P, Environment Southland

Great to refresh on key principles and some good tools to take away and apply to future procurement.

Lydia H, Environment Southland

Interesting, lots of information, good examples.

Unknown, Environment Southland

Really good course involving a lot of information and skills I will use in and out of work. Frank is a great facilitator.

Sarah A, Grey District Council

Very informative, entertaining "fun"

Liza V, Grey District Council

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