Procurement and contract management: events, webinars, and podcasts

Gain best-practice guidance and expert commentary by attending our events and conferences, offered in a mixture of in-person, hybrid or online methods. Unable to attend live? Our on-demand webinars and podcasts are accessible any-time, anywhere.

Upcoming CIPFA Events and Training Courses

Our latest accredited training, conferences, events and webinars. 

What next for public sector contracts?

When: 30 June 2022 and 5 July 2022

Where: Novotel Leeds Hotel, Leeds and RSM Farringdon, London

CIPFA's Procurement and Commissioning Network and RSM have teamed up to support organisations and practitioners alike in achieving the best value from contracts and help drive future efficiency savings.

Diploma in Contract Management

When: Course(s) start 8 September 2022 and 6 October 2022

Where: Virtual Classroom

This unique qualification brings together contemporary contract management theory and existing good practice in a structured way. It has a highly applied and focused approach designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary for managing contracts effectively.

Introduction to public procurement

When: 27 September 2022 and 24 November 2022

Where: Online

This webinar supports practitioners who are starting their procurement careers, or those who need to refresh their knowledge on the role and function of procurement.

Upcoming Partner Events

We regularly partner with other like-minded organisations and you will often find us speaking, or exhibiting at these events.

Public Sector Show

When: 12 July 2022

Where: QE11 London

The Public Sector Show brings together commercial leaders, decision-makers and innovators from across the breadth of the public sector to showcase how different organisations are improving public service delivery, efficiency and value for money.

On-demand webinars and e-learning

View recordings of our previous webinars any place, any time. Register for our e-learning courses to study at a time that suits you.

CIPFA webinar: Fraud or poor contract management?

7 June 2022

Essential viewing for anyone with fraud prevention, contract management or procurement as part of their remit. Learn how to define something as fraud or poor contract management and listen to real life examples from Birmingham City Council.

Interested in finding out more? Watch the Fraud or poor contract management? webinar recording.

Sustainable Procurement for Places

31 March 2022

How can we harness the power of public procurement to meet the climate change challenge? In this webinar we explore how councils can develop the skills and capacity needed to help deliver green recovery through green procurement.

Interested in finding out more? Watch the Sustainable Procurement for Places webinar recording

Why Robust Procurement is Essential

24 March 2022

CIPFA Chief Executive Rob Whiteman is joined by Mohammed Hans (CIPFA Procurement and Commissioning Network) and others, to discuss the need for robust procurement in public services along with the issues facing the sector.

Interested in finding out more? Watch the Why Robust Procurement is Essential webinar recording

Finance Skills: Procurement and Contract Management e-learning

On-demand e-learning

This e-learning course offers a comprehensive introduction to managing procurement activity in a practical manner to help achieve real value for money.


Listen on-the-go and hear the latest thinking from both CIPFA and the wider public sector.

CIPFA Speaks! Procurement

13 May 2021

This episode focuses on all things procurement across the public sector. We were joined by Mohamed Hans (Procurement Network Adviser, CIPFA), Lianne Deeming (CEO, Blue Light Commercial) and Fiona Hunt (Spend Network), touching on policing, the procurement Green Paper and gender bias in government procurement.

Products and services

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