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Contract Management Fundamentals for Government

Contract Management Fundamentals for Government

Gain crucial insights into contract management principles. Elevate your contract management skills and enhance your clarity in contractual responsibilities.


Contracting is a growth area as all levels of government seek to conserve capital, deliver best practices and focus on their core capabilities. Managing these contracts effectively and efficiently requires stakeholders to have a sound understanding of the two key elements of any successful contract: – the processes and the people.

During this program you will improve your understanding of the key principles of sound contract management. The subject matter in the programme is aligned to the WA government’s Procurement Competency Framework. The workshop flows from procurement planning to contract formation and then contract management – all within the WA public sector context.

Course Content

  • Policy and best practice
  • Contract law
  • Risk management
  • Governance and systems
  • Procurement strategy
  • Planning and identification of needs
  • Market Analysis
  • Request development
  • Advertise request and receive offers
  • Evaluation of offers
  • Negotiate and apply due diligence
  • Finalise and award contract
  • Contract handover
  • Contract operation
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Review and evaluate.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental elements of a contract including basic terms and conditions
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities within contract management
  • Analyse the importance of planning, leading, organising and controlling the contract process
  • Describe the process for managing contract variations
  • Identify and manage contract risk
  • Have an awareness of the key legal considerations in forming and managing contracts
  • Describe the key considerations involved in complying with the Procurement Act 2020 and the guidelines aligned to the WA state government’s Procurement Competency Matrix.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Provide a context for those involved in contract management to apply their organisation’s processes and procedures diligently
  • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of delivering contract outcomes
  • Minimize the risks involved in contracts

Benefits to you

  • Encourage a common language and understanding amongst those involved in contracts.
  • Improve clarity of who does what when managing contracts.
Doug was another great IPAA facilitator. He had a great knowledge and kept the group engaged.

Contract Management Fundamentals for Government

Date/s, Time & Venue

5 Dec 2023
9:00am - 4:30pm
Online (Virtual Classroom)
2 Feb 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Face-to-face (Perth CBD)
1 May 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Online (Virtual Classroom)

Career Stage

Leadership , Managers , Team Members


Business & Finance

Class Size

Maximum 20



Prices exclude GST and are subject to change

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Online Virtual Classroom
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Online Virtual Classroom
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