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Effective IT procurement


Effective IT procurement 

CPDUnderstand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area.


Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Wednesday 03 October 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Fee: Members - £405.00 per person
  Non-members - £450.00 per person


5 Places left - Booking ends on Tuesday 25 September 2018


Is it right for me?


The sellers of IT goods and services often create an air of mystery using alliances and other devices to try and influence the decisions made by procurement organisations.  This one-day course examines appropriate strategies and options for buying hardware, software, maintenance and outsourcing services.  It is designed for procurement professionals new to buying IT, technical specialists requiring a commercial understanding of the IT market and those involved in IT projects and need an understanding of what is involved in buying IT.


What key points will the training cover?


  • Review of the IT market and its impact upon IT procurement
  • Key steps relating to IT procurement
  • Stakeholder engagement during the process
  • Supplier engagement during the process
  • Outsourcing IT
  • Buying hardware - vital considerations and options, supply selection and relationship management of hardware suppliers
  • Buying software - vital considerations in purchasing bespoke and packaged software.  The option of cloud computing.


ArcBlue (formerly PMMS) has been at the forefront of the procurement profession for over 30 years, developing many of the leading concepts, techniques and processes which underpin effective supply management, operating with a team of respected consultants with a wide range of industry knowledge and experience.


Member: £450 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £500 (excl. VAT)


Early bird booking:
Make your booking early and receive a 10% discount on the standard price (above).

Conditions apply.  See 'venue' tab for individual closing dates.


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

Developing the business case for sourcing requirements from external suppliers


3 October 2018
Novotel Wembley, London
(Early bird closing date: 3 August 2018)


If you require accommodation for the night before this event, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)1780 484052.  All accounts must be settled in full on departure from the venue.

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact events@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 756777.

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