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IPAA Victoria runs a variety of professional development courses and special events that provide opportunities to learn, be inspired and network with your peers across the wider public sector.

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  • VHA Meeting room Level 6, 136 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

Public sector procurement can be a daunting prospect, constrained by rigid rules and legislation. If you have responsibility for overseeing a goods or services contract, this course may offer you some peace.

Do you know what policies and standards relate to your procurement? Can you find a reliable supplier and guarantee probity, while ensuring value for money for your department? To navigate these complex waters, IPAA Victoria has teamed up with the industry-leading procurement experts at Grosvenor Management Consulting (Grosvenor) to offer a full-day course that examines all the ins and outs of modern public sector procurement.

What will you learn?

This comprehensive course will provide participants with a basic practical knowledge of what public sector procurement is all about, how to navigate the main issues – and how to clear the main hurdles.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • understand the key issues relating to public sector procurement

  • drive real value for government through effective planning and execution of procurement contracts

  • learn the most appropriate tools, techniques and methods for planning, executing and evaluating a procurement contract.

What should you expect?

The course will be delivered through facilitated presentations and discussions, using case studies from the group to explore real-life examples and apply subsequent lessons. As well as examining the latest policies and legislation related to public sector procurement, the course will run through best-practice processes for everything from planning a tender, to evaluating providers, selecting value for money and managing risk.

Who is the facilitator?

Paul Vorbach is an Honorary Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He has delivered training in procurement and contract management throughout Australia across all levels of government.

Paul has developed the official procurement and contract management curriculum for NSW and QLD Governments and created the UTS Diploma and UTS Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting which he delivers and assesses.

In addition to his strong training credentials, Paul brings deep practical, technical and governance experience across public and private sector procurement, contract management, finance and risk management systems and processes. He takes an integrated approach to these subject matter to avoid silos and ensure a holistic outcome for his clients. Paul has previously held senior management roles at Deloitte and Citigroup


Non Members - $1,140.00

Personal Members

  • Early Career - $912.00

  • Fellow - $684.00

  • Fellow (Retired) - $684.00

  • Retired - $912.00

  • Professional - $912.00

  • Student - $912.00

  • Reciprocal - $912.00

Staff of Organisation Members

  • Silver (S) - $912.00

  • Silver - $855.00

  • Gold - $798.00

  • Platinum - $684.00

All prices are GST inclusive

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Who Should Attend?

IPAA Victoria’s Procurement course is aimed at most levels of policy or project management staff (VPS 3-6) who may be responsible for procuring or supporting all or part of goods or services contracts within the public sector. Participants may be from central procurement teams or from policy, program and service functions which undertake procurement activities.

Contact us for more information.

Earlier Event: 29 April
Reviewing and Proofreading
Later Event: 8 May
Contract Management