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

11 hours ago

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

21 Feb 2019


AKL Event: Social Procurement - Learning by doing

CIPS Auckland Branch is pleased to invite you to their first event iin 2019. Much of Auckland has experienced high economic growth, but large parts of South Auckland and areas of West Auckland have levels of high deprivation and people who have not shared in the region’s prosperity.


This session kindly supported by Auckland Transport will be presented by Procurement Manager, Infrastructure and Sustainable Procurement Leader Dave Colquhoun. He will provide you with a better understanding of what Auckland Transport are doing in social procurement in order to increase social value, improve the lives of Aucklanders and create greater opportunities for shared prosperity.  

21 Feb 2019


The Royal Mint (Presentation and Tour)

This is a unique opportunity for local professionals to hear about procurement at The Royal Mint before enjoying a tour of the site. Two members of the supply chain team will share rich insights to sourcing challenges which includes an overview of managing procurement and supply chain management at The Royal Mint, and how this guides and directs the different ‘Business portfolios ‘ that make up the Royal Mint on Procurement and Supply Chain and other related commercial matters.

21 Feb 2019


VIC Event: How to identify savings opportunities - myths and reality

CIPS VIC Committee invites you to join us for an insightful breakfast event to hear about Grovenor's recent research. Having studied over 159 organisations, asking them about their most successful procurement initiative in the last 12 months and benefits achieved. The results tell a compelling story! For example, Grosvenor found out that you can have both: better performance and higher savings! And they identify how you can predict which category has the highest potential for additional savings. Join us as Grosvenor will share and discuss the results at this breakfast event to CIPS members and guest.

22 Feb 2019


This is a round table discussion that brings together members of the Procurement & Supply chain community, students and VIP guests from both corporate and public institutions.

The aim of the event is to bring industry leaders together to share experiences and enlighten students on the value for money in Supply Chains to answer the question: Is it time to reinvent Procurement’s value proposition?

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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