Date Venue Fee
25 Mar - 29 Mar 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
10 Jun - 14 Jun 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
16 Sep - 20 Sep 2024 London - UK $ 5,950 Register Now
21 Oct - 25 Oct 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
09 Dec - 13 Dec 2024 London - UK $ 5,950 Register Now
06 Jan - 10 Jan 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
About the Course

Recent developments have seen significant growth in partnership arrangements between public bodies and private and third sector organisations. At the same time, high-profile governance failures in contract management point to a need to improve the skills of procurement, contract and commercial management professionals. The world of commerce and contracting is increasingly complex; therefore, mastering the ability to apply best practices to place and manage contracts is more important than ever. As it becomes more challenging, we require a new strategic and tactical approach to ensure long-term profitability, inventory optimisation, and value.

The contract is an important part of the business environment; it states both parties' expectations and helps resolve negative issues. Contract management deals with managing the contract's creation, execution and analysis to maximise the financial performance efficiently and effectively. Effective contract management systems improve the company's performance and reduce financial risk.

This Best Practices in Contract and Commercial Management training course will give the delegates an in-depth appreciation of the current best practice tools and techniques used in the procurement process and supply chain management. Its highly practical content aims to develop the commercial thinking of delegates about managing the process for strategic goals and day-to-day tactical needs.

Core Objectives

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the current top 10 areas of best practice in commercial and contract management
  • Apply the Top 10 Best Practices to the Contract Management Lifecycle
  • Know the benefits of best practices
  • Exploit opportunities to extract extra added value from the contract
  • Develop appropriate relationships with contractors and clients
  • Utilise a range of commercial and contracting strategies and options
  • Measure and improve commercial contract performance, both buy and sell-side
Training Approach

This training course is driven by a blended learning approach and draws on various adult learning techniques such as action learning, experiential exercises, group discussions, video case studies, role play and self-reflection activities. The resulting variety helps delegates stay engaged throughout the course, feel challenged and draw quick wins for their development. It also ensures delegates are exposed to ample opportunities to apply what they learn to the real-world challenges they face in the workplace.

The Attendees

This training course is designed for procurement, contract and commercial management professionals with direct or indirect responsibility for the effective management and development of commercial contracts and contractors and clients.

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Finance
  • Legal Teams
  • Lead Buyers and Buyers
  • Marketing and Media Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Project Managers
Daily Discussion

DAY ONE: INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACT AND COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Defining Contract Management and Commercial Management
  • Overview of the contract management lifecycle process: Mapping the ‘Territory’
  • Identity and develop the skills, knowledge, and attributes of the contract manager in the context of the organisation and their overall responsibilities
  • Initiate Phase
    • Requirements Definition
    • Conducting a Terms Audit
    • Sourcing Options
    • Cost Benefit Analysis

DAY TWO: BIDDING PHASE

  • Bid Process and Rules
  • The Influence of Laws on the Bid Process
  • Evaluation Criteria
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Understanding Markets and Opportunities

DAY THREE: DEVELOP PHASE

  • Contract and Relationship Types
  • Terms and Conditions Overview
  • Partnership, Alliances and Distribution
  • Statement of Work/Service Level Agreement Production
  • Drafting Guidelines and Considerations

DAY FOUR: NEGOTIATE PHASE

  • Planning, Overview and Objectives
  • Framing, Strategy and Goals
  • Styles and Techniques
  • Financial Considerations
  • Explore the Best Practice Tips

DAY FIVE: MANAGE PHASE AND CLOSEOUT

  • Monitoring and Performance Management
  • Contract Change Management
  • Dispute Handling and Resolution
  • Contract Close Out
  • Top Ten Pitfalls to Avoid in Contracting