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Key Stages of an Effective Contract Management Process: A Masterclass in Managing Contracts


Event summary

The landscape for public services is changing rapidly, with new service delivery models and providers entering the market, however, contract and supplier relationship management remains a significant area of weakness in many organisations. Your relationships and contracts with third party suppliers are amongst your organisation's most valuable assets. Are you equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage them?

This webinar will support organisations and practitioners achieve best value from existing contracts and help drive future efficiency savings.


19 May 2021
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 13:15

Standard price

£175.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£99.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

Whether you are a business leader dependent on third party contracts for your success, a contract manager looking to improve your effectiveness, a purchasing/procurement specialist wanting to refresh and broaden your skills, a programme manager responsible for delivering a significant project using third parties, this contract management webinar will help you get the best out of your contractual relationships.

How will you benefit from attending?

Attendees to this event will gain an understanding of:

  • the required contract management processes and controls based on a comprehensive leading practice contract management framework
  • how to analyse and categorise key contracts and supplier relationships to identify those that need specific attention
  • risks and opportunities throughout the contract life cycle – with a practical emphasis on what to do when contracts and commercial relationships are at their most vulnerable and critical to high impact activities
  • commercial risk transfer and how this should be factored in contracts

CPD hours

Two and a half hours.


  • Asset management
  • / Commissioning
  • / Housing
  • / Internal audit
  • / Risk management
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Walter Akers, Partner, RSM UK Consulting

Walter specialises in advising enterprises on procurement, commercial contract risk and maximising value from complex commercial arrangements. He has a track record of successfully delivering evidence-based improvement, cost savings and performance recovery on large complex contractual arrangements. He has played a pivotal role in leading commercial and contract transformation and change programmes to deliver efficiency, control and cost improvement.