The Purchasing Office offers an annual programme of training, as part of the University's Staff Training and Development Programme. Details of the courses for 2012-13 are provided below. Delegates can register for all courses via Queen's Online by clicking on 'Training' under the list of services and following the prompts.
One-off training sessions for Schools and Directorates can also be provided on request (contact Tricia Massey, Head of Purchasing).
Purchasing for the University
This course is mandatory for anyone acting in the capacity of Nominated Buyer or Qfis Clerk and is essential for anyone who is likely to be involved in buying goods or services, particularly those who have recently joined the University. It aims to provide the necessary guidance to ensure that purchasing power is maximised, that value for money is obtained and that legal requirements are met.
Thursday 15 November 2012 - 9.30am to 1pm
Thursday 14 March 2013 - 9.30am to 1pm
As an alternative to attending this course, Nominated Buyers and Qfis Clerks may attend a summarised version of the course which is held to coincide with training on the Qfis financial system. For further details, please contact Lorraine Stobo, Purchasing Systems Co-ordinator.Using Your Purchasing Card
It is essential that all cardholders and cardholder nominees attend this course which covers all aspects of using purchasing card for the purchase of low value goods and services.
Wednesday 21 November 2012 - 10am to pm
Wednesday 6 March 2013 - 10am to 1pm
Training for Budget Holders and Authorised Signatories
A training course is currently being designed specifically for budget holders and those with responsibility for authorising transactions with a financial implication. Further details will be published in due course.
If you wish to obtain the training materials for any of the above courses please contact Tricia Massey.