May 11, 2020


This unit content is designed to help delegates to gain an appreciation of the complexities of both the legalities and commercial issues of contractual arrangements entered into with external organizations. The unit provides an underpinning knowledge of the legalities of the formation of contracts as well as the key ingredients of any commercial arrangement – a specification, the contractual terms and key performance indicators.

Delegates will be able to apply a variety of terms to contracts in given situations and will be aware of the significance of a range of different contractual terms that are typically applied to a range of procurements affecting both direct and indirect expenditures. The unit also analyses the processes used for tendering or for requests for proposals from external suppliers through to contract award.


 The course is aligned to the basic values and principles governing Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management. To promotes a high standard of professional ethics, the efficient, economic and effective use of resources and accountability. It also contributes toward the achievement of organizational Strategic goals and will lead to the improvement of capacity, efficacy, service delivery and quality of Supply Chain Management practices within the public service – entrenching a culture of an efficient and transparent public service. As you know, in terms of the outcomes-based approach, the course is in line with outcomes which are the development of a sufficient, effective, and development oriented public service.