CIPS, is a not-for-profit organisation that exists for the public good, promoting and developing high standards of skill, ability and integrity among procurement and supply chain professionals. We are the world’s largest professional body dedicated to procurement and supply with a global community of over 200,000 professionals in over 150 countries, and offices in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the USA.
We help governments, development agencies, and businesses around the world to excel in procurement and supply, supporting them to improve and deliver results and raise standards.
CIPS Global Standard competency framework sets the benchmark for what good looks like in the profession. All our training and qualifications are aligned to the Global Standard, helping professionals to advance at any stage of their career.
About the CIPS Award programme
CIPS Award for School Business Professionals is a procurement and supply learning programme based on the Global Standard and adapted for the education sector. It supports you to demonstrate your value to your school by helping you realise efficiencies and savings through high-quality procurement. Participation provides knowledge sharing and networking across the education sector. The programme provides a route to Diploma membership status and is a step towards MCIPS status. Successful completion can help unlock career advancement and specialist opportunities.