This PDA is targeted at individuals who have input into the commissioning, procurement and contracting process for the delivery of care services, and to corporate procurement professionals wanting to develop their expertise in more specialist areas of procurement. It may also be of interest to employees of service providers who want to extend their understanding of tendering procedures for public sector contracts.
The PDA provides students with an understanding of the policy and legal context for commissioning of care services. Whilst also providing an understanding of the public sector procurement landscape in Scotland.
Students will develop a range of skills in procurement and contracting, including the knowledge, techniques and good practice required to undertake the process by which public bodies purchase care services from third parties. Students will also develop knowledge of the key relationships between strategic procurement and strategic commissioning.
You will attend workshops at the college every 4th Friday, complemented by distance learning between workshops.