We spread the word about the latest procurement trends and provide networking opportunities at our Procurement Professionals Forum for Queensland Government.
Here’s a sample of what we’ve covered:
Cartels and risk management
Cartels—urban myth or procurement reality?
Presenters: Susan MacLeod and Cynthia Tupicoff—Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Get practical tips on how procurement officers can disrupt cartels and find out about the ACCC’s role in cartel investigation by viewing the October ACCC presentation
Mitigating risk in your supply chain: the power of due diligence Presenter: Hamish Doley—KPMG partner
Find out common reasons why a contract might fail and get guidance on what you can do to better mitigate supply chain risk by viewing the October KPMG presentation
Our May 2011 forum featured presentations by:
- Queensland Government Chief Procurement Officer, Evelyn Jelliffe (PDF, 518KB)
- QGCPO Executive Director, Procurement Development and Performance, Maurie McKenzie (PDF, 546KB)
- Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Education Services Manager, Sandra Reiser (PDF, 468KB)
- Queensland University of Technology, Director Corporate Education, Dr Bob O'Connor (PDF, 304KB).
Dr O'Connor introduced QUT's new Graduate Certificate in Business (Strategic Procurement). For more information about the graduate certificate:
Supplier relationship management (SRM)
Practical application of good contract management
This was an extremely popular topic so we hosted two fora with presenter Martin Dutton—Major Training Services
View Martin’s presentation
(PDF, 586KB) including case studies and an overview of the key phases of contract management: contract administration, managing the contract, contract management cycle, contract management plan, roles and responsibilities.