Each course is delivered in an interactive way, with a combination of slides, audio, video, interactive quizzes and links to valuable resources. There are 5 e-learning courses:

1. Introduction to HE procurement - now FREE to all HEPA members

This course looks at the importance of effective procurement, processes and the spectrum of activities in HE, how to manage competition issues, the support mechanisms and considers how an HEI can focus strategically on procurement.

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2. Legislative Changes – the Bribery Act

The key elements of the Bribery Act 2010 will be covered whilst looking at the type of potential corrupt practices that can impact on procurement, compliance issues, fraud and corruption best practices, anti-fraud policies as well as some case studies.

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3. Supplier Due Diligence & Risk Management

Here we will concentrate on defining what is ‘due diligence’, the importance of reputational analysis and corporate social responsibility, then move on to look at commercial risk management within a procurement context and the fundamentals of post contract management.

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4. Cost Modelling

Working round a typical procurement cycle, we consider the cost models and the range and benefits of each, we ask why understanding cost is so important, look at the cost models in relation to supplier delivery and finally at value chain analysis.

5. Spend Analysis - graphs to max/impact findings

In this course we look at the why, what and how of spend analysis, the different approaches to analysing spend, the key tools and techniques and how to present information on spend to internal stakeholders.

6. Sustainable Procurement - Introduction

This takes an introductory view at the issues concerning sustainable procurement, with an advanced module coming online in Autumn 2016.