During the training, we focus on 3 main areas:
We review all the aspects involved in circular procurement, from definitions to asking the right questions, choosing the right procurement processes and evaluating different criteria. We also deal with one of the most important components of circular procurement: new ways to collaborate, revenue models and how you can shape this together with your suppliers. It’s not only the knowledge, but the skills you learn that ensure the classes are applied in practice. The training is therefore strongly focused on personal development.
In 2015, we decided to develop this training. We have since delivered it to the Expertisecentrum Aanbesteden (Expertise Centre of Procurement) of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (PIANOo) three times. Since then we have shortened the training for several audiences: we trained a delegation from the Baltic states, our ‘competing’ purchasing consulting firms, as well as making a tailored training for contractors on part of the Municipality of Amsterdam.