Procurement Fundamentals

Understand the basics of the procurement and sales process to strengthen your skills when purchasing goods and services for projects.
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Understand the basics of the procurement and sales process to strengthen your skills when purchasing goods and services for projects.

Engineers, particularly those involved in running projects, need to have sound skills when purchasing goods and services. With the procurement of services comes the need to write tender briefs, create (and re-negotiate) contracts, evaluate vendor performance and mitigate risks.

This webinar provides a practical introduction to procurement from the viewpoint of both the buyer and the seller. A procurement specialist will delve into the key issues and risks you need to be aware of in the procurement and sales process.

At the end of the webinar you will know how the procurement and sales functions of an organisation operates and who to contact if these functions are not operating as they should.

Watch on demand

This webinar was recorded and is available to watch through Engineers Australia’s online streaming platform EA On Demand.



1 hour
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1 hour

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1 hour
Online - Live
Online - On Demand
Learning outcomes
  • Identify the purpose and effect of a contract
  • Describe the contracting lifecycle
  • List the typical steps in the procurement process
  • Outline the key ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard steps
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This is an introductory course aimed engineers in the early stages of their career or anyone new procurement tasks. It is especially helpful for project managers (or anyone else) who have been suddenly thrust into dealing with contracts, including variations.

Both buyers and sellers should attend as it is important to understand how your counterparty thinks and the processes that they need to go through to do their work.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Background to contracting
  • The contract between buyer and seller
  • The Procurement Lifecycle
  • Typical steps in the procurement process
  • ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard
Cyril Jankoff
How you'll learn

Delivered via Webinar

Designed in collaboration with our industry facilitators and education experts, EEA Webinars focus on modules from our most popular face-to-face training courses. Content has been carefully crafted to deliver targeted and achievable learning outcomes within the hour and the sessions are interactive to keep you engaged.

Webinar platform - Zoom

These sessions run through Zoom. Once you register for a webinar, you will receive the unique Zoom link 24 hours before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

We suggest that you download the Zoom Desktop Client to ensure you can fully participate in the webinar. If you view the webinar through the Zoom web browser or via a phone or tablet device you may not be able to participate in the interactive elements such as answering polling questions. 

Please read through the following information on Zoom to ensure you are prepared for the webinar:

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