Procurement Excellence



If you work in procurement then this full day course is for you. Developed using his years of experience in advising clients through the Procurement Process, Scott will equip give you all the Tips and Traps when running a procurement process as well as equip you to meet and maximise your procurement objectives.


With a series of presentations, and some interactive workshops, the day will cover the following:

  • Identifying the Need – Business Case, Procurement Plan and Strategy including the Contract Model and designing the best tender document we can
  • Probity in Procurement – What does probity mean – understanding and dealing with conflicts of interest – what is a probity advisor - running a compliant process
  • Legal Issues and Risks in Procurement – Avoid Breaching the Process Contract, making binding representations and falling into common legal traps
  • Tender Assessment – how to choose the right entity for the right project
  • Managing the Procurement – top tips and best practice for procurement and contract management
  • Top Ten Issues in Procurement






    This program is available for in-house delivery, and group booking discounts. Contact us for more info.


    Practising for in both the private and public sector, Scott Alden works on large strategic projects and infrastructure projects, and advises clients in relation to commercial contracts, procurement and probity.

    Scott has specific expertise in government and commercial law, infrastructure projects, general contractual and legislative advice and the tendering process and commercial contracts of all kinds and sizes and for all industries.

    Scott is a Partner at Holding Redlich. He has experience in major developments such as government capital and services procurement and infrastructure contracts and performance.

    Scott is also highly regarded in the areas of government, water, defence, public transport infrastructure (buses, trains and ferries), IT requirements, tertiary institutions (universities) and ports.

    Scott is a member of the Law Council Building and Construction (Infrastructure) Committee, a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne (Masters of Construction Law Program), past chair of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of NSW, as well as a past Councillor of the NSW Law Society and current executive member of the Commonwealth Law Association. 


    "Metis Contract Law Fundamentals course was very well run and provided a wealth of information regarding the use and implementation of contracts. The course director was well spoken, has a wealth of experience that he was more than happy to share. The course materials are very detailed and will definitely be used as a reference in my future work."

    Project Manager, Aver - Kieron McIlvin


       "I found the course very informative. It opened our eyes to the specific clauses, issues, and cases that have an impact on our business. Scott delivered the course very professionally, and I would recommend this course to anyone."


    Attallah Awad -Draycon Building



    "I, Jane Alatli of Federation Lawyers attended an extremely informative seminar on Contract Law. Scott provided me with thorough explanations of the most updated law and provided practical experience to demonstrate this."

    Jane Alatli, Principal -Federation Lawyers


    "Exceptional programme with very relevant anecdotal information. Very good material."


    Adrian Timmins, Associate - Grimshaw Architects


    "I would recommend the course to other commercial people."


    Nathan Kemp 
    Laing O Rourke


    "I as a part of Draycon building, was able to understand the fundamentals of contract law. Scott and Alexia did a great job in keeping everyone engaged. We found the course to be informative and we would definitely recommend. Thank you!"

    James Salloum, Project Coordinator 
    Draycon Building


    "Today enabled me to feel confident negotiating contract terms- I was previously not. The content was delivered in a way which was excellent and engaging."

    Kate Snell, Assistant QS 
    Laing ORourke


    "As a lawyer working with contracts and in a variety of industries including technology, construction and media, even with the legal background, I found the Contract Law Fundamentals seminar refreshingly insightful and continue to utilise many of the skills I learnt in my everyday practise. A must for anybody working with contracts in any industry!"

    Lawyer, Elliot Ford