Effective Contract Management

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Price: 715 - 749 GBP excl. VAT
Location: Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester

Effective Contract Management

Effective Contract Management
Effective Contract Management - 2-day training course - 14 CPD hours

This comprehensive Effective Contract Management course equips you with the contract management skills to ensure that you get the best performance from service suppliers and contractors.

The two-day programme provides a comprehensive overview of the the different stages of the contract management cycle with a view to providing the insights necessary to achieve real value for money. Combining theory with practice, it provides an opportunity to practise the various controls, tools and techniques covered, using role-play to help you manage each scenario as you would in a real-life situation.

Delegates will leave the course with an improved understanding of the core aspects of managing contracts, and be able to tackle these in a way that guarantees improved performance and working relationships with contractors and suppliers.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The Effective Contract Management course will benefit anyone involved in the acquisition and management of all types of contracts in both the public and private sectors, including:

  • those who have attended Getting Started in Contract Management;
  • those who may already have some experience of managing contracts but who need to gather more in-depth knowledge, information and practical hands-on experience.

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Training Course Content

Key course content includes:

  • reviewing the contract management cycle
  • managing the business to business relationships
  • the contract manager’s attributes and skills
  • effective interpersonal relationships
  • controlling the Service Delivery phase
  • monitoring and reporting performance
  • familiarisation with the case study specification, the contract and the stakeholders
  • role-play ‘attendance’ at the inaugural meeting and contract review meetings
  • relationship analysis and development of corrective actions
  • producing contractor performance reports for presentation
  • challenging contractor claims and contract variations
  • identifying and documenting lessons learnt


The cost of this Effective Contract Management course is:

  • £674 + VAT CIPS members
  • £749 + VAT non-members

The fee includes:

  • comprehensive course materials to support new skills and knowledge back in the workplace
  • restaurant lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

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