Overview of Procurement Essentials – 2 Day Online Course

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Public procurement is governed by a comprehensive regulatory and legal regime. It is essential that officials in the public sector dealing with procurement are aware of and know how to stay clear of legal and procedural pitfalls and demonstrate an understanding of how the procurement operation should function from the CPP through to the end of the procurement cycle.
Mistakes can be extremely costly for the public body concerned. Challenging compliance issues must be overcome in a manner that ultimately delivers best value for the public purse. ‘Overview of Procurement Essentials – Online Course’ provides a practical overview of public procurement principles, policies and procedures within the wider context of procurement best practice.

This course will demonstrate how to effectively manage and adopt best practice processes to ensure compliance while also delivering optimal value, service, quality, innovation and reduced risk for your organisation.


Learning Outcomes

Day 1:

Introduction to Public Procurement Law

• EU Treaty Principles
• EU Directives
• Irish Legislation
Planning Your Process
• Do the Regulations apply in full?
• Procedural Options
Running the Process
• Notices
• Exclusion and Minimum Standards
• Selection and Award Criteria
• Evaluation and Debrief
• Legal Challenges

Day 2:

Corporate Procurement Planning Process & the
Public Sector/OGP Procurement Overview
Strategic Procurement Model

• The framework
• Following the Sourcing Strategy
Which Process to use
• Identifying requirements & Building Effective
Tender Packages
• Pricing & Evaluation
The Supplier
• Debriefing
• Managing Supplier relationship and performance throughout the life cycle of the contract.
Procurement – Purchase to Pay
Ethics in Public Procurement



Our first trainer has extensive experience in strategic and procurement change. Previous roles include the US Head of Procurement for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, VP of Corporate Planning and Strategic Sourcing with ABN AMRO North America. They also worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Strategic Change Group, and Director of Services and Supplierforce.


Our second trainer, following law studies at the University of the West of England, University College Dublin and the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, began their legal career working for a boutique law firm in Dublin. They developed a keen interest in procurement during her masters and completed a dissertation on the social values in public procurement. Our trainer regularly provides advice on both contentious and non-contentious procurement issues and works on behalf on contracting authorities to draft, implement and manage entire procurement processes. This experience has included every stage from advising on strategy, market engagement, publishing notices, drafting PQQ and ITT documents (standard CWMF and bespoke), managing clarifications, marking tender submission and drafting Regulation 6 notices. Their legal expertise coupled with her hands-on experience of procurement and construction law issues brings a practical and commercially focused approach to all matters they are involved in.


Full Course Details

Title: Overview of Procurement Essentials
Date: 4th and 5th October 2022
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
CPD: 11 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €950


Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.



Multiple Delegate Discount

3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
10+ Delegates – 20% Discount

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