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Contract Formation and Design - Practical Procurement

Date:   Mar 30, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
Time:   8:30 AM (MDT)
Location:   SCMA AB Office
100 - 10525 170 Street, N.W.
Edmonton, AB

CPD:     10 Credits
Price:     Member: $625

Non-member: $695

Important Notes:    

Printed workshop materials will no longer be provided.  Participants could print materials as needed.

The workshop materials will be sent to participants "electronically" prior to the workshop delivery date.


Course Overview    

While there are many learning opportunities that deliver information on the basics of contracts - there are comparatively few that focus on developing practical skills for use at work. This workshop providing a refresher on the contracting lifecycle is focused on exploring key areas of the procurement contracting process.

For many reasons, contracting activities are conducted without the benefit of a strategy. This course will provide participants with a “Design Approach” document, when diligently applied in practice will result in more effective processing of contracts and improved negotiation outcomes.

Key Learning Outcome(s):       


The workshop will provide participants with a “Contracts Data-Gathering Approach Tool” and instructions on how to use it effectively for professional results. This skilled requirements gathering should result in more accurate scope setting, more focused and clearer drafting of intended outcomes and ultimately, higher quality contracts.

There is an art to creating a flexible contract document that can accommodate its business context as well as assure compliance within the prevailing legal environment. This part of the workshop will explore how supply chain practitioners can understand and modify their organization’s standard form contracts to create “best-for-the-situation” documentation.


About the Instructor:

Richard is the principal of Venerus Advisory Partners - a procurement consultancy specialized in supporting and improving the performance of strategic sourcing and contracting functions in private and public sector organizations.  Venerus Advisory Partner’s practice relies on Richard’s 15 years of mixed experience as procurement counsel and as a sourcing specialist and leader.  In addition to a degree in Law, Richard holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics.  He is also a certified Change Management expert. Richard is a frequent instructor, facilitator and presenter of procurement and contracting subject matter, for the Supply Chain Management Association.

Richard Venerus Associates (RVA) has rebranded/re-organized into Venerus Advisory Partners (VAP). The new business features an expanded suite of services and a larger team.   Richard is a certified practitioner of the independent ISO 44001 standard for collaborative working and among the first Canadian advisors to bring best practices in collaboration to procurement and contracts.




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