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Intellectual Property Management (IPM) Course & Toolkit for ICT Procurement

7 Nov 2019

Programme Synopsis

The IPM Course and Toolkit for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Procurement was developed with support from the Ministry of Law, the Ministry of Finance and GovTech, as a follow-up to the currently-running programme, IP Management Course and Toolkit for Procurement Officers.

The course aims to equip officers involved in procurement or ICT projects as well as legal counsel with an understanding of IP/IPM considerations in the ICT procurement process; mitigating risks of infringement during procurement and adopting best practices for handling and managing IP issues in ICT procurements.

This course is recommended for Procurement Officers, ICT Officers, Legal Counsel, Project Officers, Project Managers and other Officers (e.g. procurement users and evaluators) across Public Agencies, who handle ICT procurement matters involving intellectual property.

Participants are assumed to have knowledge about IP in procurement. Otherwise, they are strongly encouraged to attend the IP Management Course and Toolkit for Procurement Officers (link to course details) prior to attending this course.

Interested in organising a corporate run of this course for your organisation? Contact us today!

Programme Schedule

07 Nov, 2019 - 07 Nov, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Registration opens at 8:30am)
IP Academy
1 Paya Lebar Link
#11-03, PLQ1 Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide the following knowledge and skills to participants:

  • Navigate the typical forms of ICT procurement (e.g. Software, Hardware, Services), as well as ICT procurement contract documents (e.g. Government bulk tenders and ICT procurement contract templates).
  • Identify the types of IP relevant in common ICT procurements (e.g. IT/ICT consulting services, off-the-shelf software, turnkey systems, etc.) and what are some of the IP-related concerns to note in relation to such procurement.
  • Use of a decision tree to choose the relevant template for various ICT procurements.
  • Understand the Government policies and guidelines relating to ICT procurement and the importance of public officers complying with policies and guidelines relating to ICT contracts.
  • Understand the key IP Issues in ICT Procurement (with reference to relevant template clauses, where applicable):
    • Ownership vs. licence
    • Use of third party IP (e.g. pass-through licences, open-source software)
    • IP warranties and indemnities
    • Mitigate infringement risks
    • Modifications to and maintenance of the system
    • Source code escrow
    • Transitioning services
    • Data and databases (i.e. on ownership and use)
  • Discuss examples of common push-backs on IP issues in direct contracting that vendors may raise based on the position under the AGC templates.
  • Acquire learning points relating to IP/IPM issues from case study discussions of ICT procurement scenarios.

This course is only open to Singapore Civil Servants and Public Officers.

Programme Outline

9.00 am – 9.45 am

Ice-breaker Activities and Recap 

  • Scenario Discussion 

  • Quiz on Pre-Reading Materials

9.45 am – 10.45 am

  • Government Policies and Guidelines Relating to ICT Procurement

  • Types of ICT Procurement

10.45 am – 11.00 am 


11.00 am – 1.00 pm 

  • Which Relevant Template for ICT Procurement and its Implications 

  • Key IP Issues in ICT Procurement

1.00 pm – 2.00pm 


2.00 pm – 3.30 pm 

Case Study Discussion

(see Case Study below)

3.30 pm – 3.45 pm 


3.45 pm – 4.20 pm 

  • Discussion on Other IT/ICT Issues

  • Direct Contracting

4.20 pm – 4.45 pm

  • Introduction to Toolkit Materials

4.45 pm – 5.00 pm 

  • Recap of Key Learning Points and Takeaways 

  • Q&A


Pre-Course Reading Materials

The materials will equip participants with the fundamentals of IP and IPM before they come for the course.


IP/IPM Toolkit Materials for ICT Procurement

It comprises of:

(a) Annotations to the IP/IPM related clauses in the ICT procurement contract templates and Government bulk tenders;

(b) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to IP/IPM in ICT procurement;

(c) List of Do’s and Don’ts relating to IP/IPM in ICT Procurement;

(d) Glossary of IP/IPM terms;

(e) Relevant checklist and decision tree in relation to managing IP in ICT procurement;

(f) IP/IPM Resource List.



S$577.80 per pax (Incl. GST)


Ms Nabilah Haron
Tel: (65) 6330 8687 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601