Three-day course counsels careful spending

A recent three-day procurement conference, titled Making Every Dollar Count, for government purchasing personnel focused on the essential principles of strategic procurement.

The event was organized by the Portfolio of the Civil Service in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply in the UK.

Several working sessions were scheduled in which participants discussed Cayman’s strategic procurement requirements, as well as possible future policies and procedures.

The Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts emphasized the importance of careful and effective spending in his opening remarks.

‘Strategic procurement is an invaluable tool to help us maximize value for every dollar spent,’ he said.

‘Informed procurement is the key for improved financial management and undoubtedly makes a meaningful positive impact on government finances.’

A second opportunity to participate in Levels 2 and 3 of the CIPS procurement certification programme, delivered through the Civil Service College, has had to be offered due to demand.

The Level 2 Introductory Certificate course will include an introduction to the terminology and practical aspects of procurement.

Course participants who are successful in an on-line assessment will receive certifications issued by CIPS.

Plans are in place to offer other levels of the programme in the near future.

For more information, contact Kerri Grevitt, at the PoCS by emailing [email protected]