CIPS announce range of new benefits for NZ members
22 May 2012
Source: CIPSA News
The 6th CIPS NZ Strategic Procurement Forum, held over 2nd and 3rd May 2012, saw a range of new benefits to New Zealand members announced, following continued growth of CIPS NZ.
These benefits are designed to spur further growth and recognise the difficult economic environment in New Zealand.
The Forum and announcement of benefits coincided with the launch of a new CIPS website (www.cips.org.nz) dedicated to the New Zealand procurement community.
New Zealand had just 18 CIPS members in 2006, a number that has grown to almost over 500 today, a figure that is consistently rising, recognising CIPS’ commitment to the region.
CIPS will continue to increase its wide range of activities designed to build CIPS relevance to New Zealand, including:
- Working to establish an appropriate CIPS formal entity in New Zealand to enable an even broader range of member benefits, professional services and support mechanisms to the procurement community
- Tailoring the CIPS global standards to ensure that they are as relevant to New Zealand needs as possible
- Expanding the choice of education pathways available to practitioners in New Zealand to study procurement to global best practice standards, through additional Universities as well as Lincoln University, and CIPS Accredited Study Centres in addition to the NZ Careers College
- Building the reputation of the procurement profession throughout New Zealand through policy development, brand awareness, representation and working to ensure MCIPS is recognised as the pre-eminent procurement designation in New Zealand
- Expanding the range and quantity of open public training courses available around the country, and reduce prices wherever possible to make skills training as accessible