Managing Cost and Value

Managing Cost and Value

Part of the 'Procuring for Impact - LEARNING Program'
Aired on 15 November 2018, this webinar is now available on-demand on our EquiP TV platform.

Please email the EquiP team to purchase this on-demand webinar. 

Price: $150+GST per person

This webinar is approx. 60 minutes long.


The terms ‘cost’ and ‘value’ are often misunderstood. Procurement activities within Councils often place a strong emphasise on up front costs without full consideration of the true value of a particular good or service. By taking time to understand and investigate the true value of a particular good or service, Councils will be better placed to delivery better value services to its residents. 

Learning outcomes 

By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • provide clarity on both cost and value within a local government setting;
  • list the main drivers of value; and
  • describe how using best practice will reduce cost and gain further value through your procurement activities.

Recommended Audience 

This webinar is for elected members, senior management and anyone else wanting an understanding of the true cost of goods and services and how to gain further value from Councils procurement activities. 

About the presenter

Dave Nellist, NZ Regional Manager, ArcBlue Consulting

Dave leads ArcBlues New Zealand Team and is based in Auckland.

As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, Dave has provided insight and thought leadership as a contributor to procurement media and through participation in industry forums. He remains determined to improve the understanding and reach of procurement as a key management function critical to organisational success, knowing that good procurement practice really does make an important difference at both operational and macro-economic levels.

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