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Contracting for Services - Leeds

Course Date:
25 June 2019
09:30 to 16:30
NEUPC Ltd, Phoenix House, 3 South Parade, Leeds LS1 5QX


Darren Lowe, Tenet Education Services

Darren Lowe is the Managing Director of Tenet Education Services and Tenet Procurement Services. He is an MCIPS procurement professional and has worked with Tenet since 2009, providing professional procurement services and collaborative procurement to the Education sector


Course Outline

  • Key differences between buying products and services
  • Analysing the requirement
  • Considerations for outsourcing or insourcing
  • Developing the specification of requirements
  • Evaluation criteria and process
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Successful Implementation
  • Managing Performance and disputes


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The important stuff:

  • Only 2 people from each institution on each session
  • Your Head of Procurement or equivalent needs to sign off your attendance
  • Your first choice venue should be your own regional consortium
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of the event or do not attend on the day we reserve the right to charge a £50 plus VAT administration fee
  • Full day sessions will usually run from 09:30 to 16:30 but this may vary
  • Half day morning sessions run from 09:30 to 12:30
  • Half day afternoon sessions run from 13:30 to 16:30
  • Leeds sessions will be held HERE


How much does it cost?

All courses are offered free of charge, however we have introduced a small conditional cancellation fee to make sure that as many people as possible can attend. Initially we will limit to two places per member on as first come, first served basis but we will take additional names in case places become available as a result of cancellation or if we decide to repeat the course at a later date due to high demand.


Who's it for?

Our training programme is available to all members of NWUPC and NEUPC. We want to make sure that support and guidance is available to everybody with some responsibility for procurement within our membership. Whether you are new to our procurement community or a seasoned practitioner, you will find something to help you in your procurement journey. We will be issuing more information on each session over the coming days to help with your booking decisions.


What if I have any questions?

  • All booking queries should go to David McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Your contract for NEUPC general queries is Laura Atkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We hope that you get a lot from this round of training and we look forward to receiving your feedback.  Don’t forget to let us have your suggestions for future events.

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