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PAI’s Certificate in Public Procurement – 8-Day Blended Programme

September 10th @ 9:30 am - October 16th @ 4:00 pm


Full Programme Details


Day 1:  September 10th | In person         

Day 2:  September 11th | In person         

Day 3: September 24th | Online             

Day 4: September 25th | Online              

Day 5:  October 9th | Online

Day 6: October 10th | Online

Day 7: October 15th | Online

Day 8: October 16th | Online Exam Day

Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm each day

Accreditation: Institute of Commercial Management
Method of Delivery: Blended
Fee: €3,380

About this Programme 

PAI’s 8 day certificate programme provides learners with a comprehensive introduction to Strategic Public Procurement. 

Delivered both live and online to public sector executives seeking to professionalize and enhance their knowledge of procurement law and strategy, our programme highlights the key part this profession plays in driving progress beyond the traditional pillars (value, quality, and transparency) and adopting new pillars such as strategic and green procurement.

The modules for this certificate are current, topical and tailored specifically to align with Governments objectives, to reduce the impact on the environment, enhance sustainability, and increase accessibility by incorporating Social Considerations into the Public Procurement process.

PAI’s panel of trainers, industry leaders and guest public sector speakers will share their expert insights, case studies and open key discussions on current opportunities and challenges relevant to the public procurement professional.

This programme is essential for public sector employees, employees working within commercial semi states and local government sector who have or expect to be given responsibility for procurement projects.

Programme Structure 

Topics Covered

Our certificate programme topics will be addressed by a variety of industry experts and interesting speakers.

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Irish and EU procurement rules, guidelines and regulations and the public procurement regulatory regime including:

  • The current directives
  • Policy guidelines
  • Legal Developments
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Evaluating the Value to Risk
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Green Procurement and the Circular Economy
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Tender evaluation and contract award
  • Procurement Disputes
  • Court decisions
  • Bid rigging

Learning Outcomes

Who should attend ?

The intended audience are both public sector employees and employees from the private sector who have or expect to be given responsibility for procurement projects. No previous training or special skills in procurement or finance are required or expected. Managers or supervisors with procurement responsibilities who would like to update their knowledge and skills and achieve a qualification in this area will also benefit. The course focuses on procurement of goods and services including IT and consultancy.

The course offers offers participants valuable opportunities to network with colleagues and our panel of expert speakers while supporting good peer learning from across the public and private sector.

A practical industry ready programme, this certificate programme is always very popular amongst our clients and a great platform for anyone involved in public procurement.



Each participant is assessed on the basis of coursework and a formal examination on the last day. They will be required to demonstrate their uptake of skills and knowledge on all of the course modules. Participants must pass the examination on the last day of the course and complete the course assignments in order to receive their certificate.

Assessment methods will include an assignment, a group presentation and a written exam on the final day of the course.

Learners will receive a Professional Development (CPD) certificate on successful completion of the course including attendance, coursework assessments and the final exam.

Multiple Delegate Discount

Limited Places Available – book early to avoid disappointment.

  • 3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
  • 5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
  • 10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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PAI's Certificate in Public Procurement


September 10th @ 9:30 am
October 16th @ 4:00 pm
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