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

1-2 September 2021

Programme Synopsis

What are the IP risks associated with incorporating open source software into a government agency’s mobile app?

What are the possible implications if the background IP of an ICT system is not addressed in the procurement contract?

Take a deep dive into IP management issues in ICT procurement!

Developed with support from the Ministry of Law, the Ministry of Finance, and GovTech, this course aims to equip participants with an understanding of IP considerations in the ICT procurement process, the mitigating of infringement risks during procurement, and best practices for handling and managing IP issues in ICT procurement.

This course is particularly useful for officers involved in procurement or ICT projects, legal counsels, as well as project officers/managers and other officers 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 prior to attending this course.

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

Programme Schedule

01 Sep, 2021 - 02 Sep, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
(2 x ½ days) (Registration opens at 8.30am)
Online Live Streaming Session
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this course will be conducted via online streaming. We will be providing participants with the relevant materials prior to the course. When the COVID-19 situation improves in the near future and this course is able to be conducted face-to-face, we will update course registrants accordingly.

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.

Pre-Course Reading Materials

The materials will equip participants with the fundamentals of IP/IPM and ICT Procurement (a technical primer) 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 Dilpreet Kaur
Tel: (65) 6330 8692 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601
Ms Noridah Jamaluddin
Tel: (65) 6331 6579 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601