CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

Digitalisation in Procurement and Supply CIPS and The University of Melbourne

21 February 2019

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Australasia (CIPS) has been working with the University of Melbourne on a new paper about the digitilsation of supply chains, and how digital can increase efficiency in the fourth industrial revolution.

The University of Melbourne carried out global research with CIPS to gather insight into the levels of understanding and implementation of digital systems in the procurement community worldwide.

The survey was conducted in mid-2018 and was completed by over 700 supply chain managers in more than 20 different sectors and 55 countries took part, making it one of the most unique global surveys of its kind. 

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Please contribute your views about Brexit and supply chains for your chance to win Amazon vouchers and gain CIPS CPD hours

12 February 2019

So CIPS can continue to accurately reflect the views of the procurement community in the UK, Europe and beyond, we would appreciate two minutes of your time to complete this next short survey.

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Government Commercial Function (GCF) expects all government CIPS Members to upgrade to Chartered Status

6 February 2019

This GCF initiative is aimed at developing the commercial and procurement capability in order to drive forward best practice across government.  

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Global Events

26 Feb 2019

Branch LEEDS

Developing Procurement Talent Through CIPS Qualifications & Procurement Apprenticeships

A session designed to introduce the updated CIPS syllabus and also the current apprenticeship routes for Procurement staff and how these can be used to develop staff.

26 Feb 2019


Emergent Professionals - Qualified and Chartered for the 21st Century

The West of Scotland Branch have successfully secured speakers from CIPS to appraise the branch of the fast moving changes in procurement and supply. The profession is developing and CIPS as the largest professional body of its kind in the world is shaping it’s development.

Becoming ‘Chartered’ is an Investment in yourself, It demonstrates to the profession that you are current and at the top of your game.

27 Feb 2019


NSW Event: Networking @GPO

CIPS NSW Commttee invites you to join us at our first networking event for the year. Come along for some quality afterhours networking and mingling session at GPO Grand - Coach Bar.


Did you know that networking and connecting with people in a casual or informal setting is equally as important for your career as a professional development activity. Bring a friend and come along to this annual CIPS Event to build connections. A wide selection of drinks can be purchased at the bar and enjoy some light refreshments served for all.


Two drinks included in the registration & nibbles provided thoughout!

28 Feb 2019


WLG Event: CIPS and Hays Career Insights for Procurement Professionals

The CIPS Wellington Branch invites you to join us on 28 February 2019 for a Hays sponsored event with a presentation from Melinda Honeychurch, Business Director - Hays on the procurement industry insights including what employers are looking for when recruiting, the career path for procurement professionals and salary and market trends.  This will be an interactive session with plenty of time for Q&A and networking.

Taking place at The Churchill in Wellington CBD, this event will provide significant networking opportunities with canapes and drinks available.

Training Courses

24 Feb 2019


Developing Contracts

Ensuring effective buyer-supplier relationships through your contracts

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

  • Understand the impact of effective contracts on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal considerations when developing a contract
  • Prepare a standard set of conditions and explain the use of key contracting terms
  • Manage contract amendments effectively

This is a two-day training course.

25 Feb 2019


Category Management - Two days

An exploration of the methodologies and theory behind category management over the course of two days, focusing in particular on how to generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.


Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An overview of the category management process from end-to-end, looking at the various activities and theories that comprise said process. The delegate will also develop a keen understanding of how vital the category management process is and will be able to reinforce this in the eyes of their stakeholders.
  • An understanding of how a category manager influences and drives this process, focusing on how the individual can deliver value to the group though the appropriate application of their understanding.
  • Critical knowledge and confidence around how to engineer plans for category development, factoring in complexity and responding accordingly.
  • A grasp of the strategies behind category management that can assist driving towards the desired outcomes when contending with supplier performance and demand.
  • The skills to delineate between different types of category management relating to procurement, purchasing, and sourcing, as well as awareness around how to mitigate potential risks surrounding role conflict and wrongheaded stratagems.
26 Feb 2019


Introduction to public sector procurement

An introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process


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

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.


Package deals available:

If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email

26 Feb 2019


Managing your Supply Chain

Developing a coherent approach to drive efficiencies

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

  • Map and assess your own supply chains
  • Consider issues such as ethical behaviour, sustainability, risk and resilience within supply chain management
  • Make informed decisions about how to approach and optimise supply chain performance and mitigate risk.

This is a three-day training course.

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