Overview of Procurement Essentials


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.

At the end of the seminar, participants will have a good understanding of how the Public Spending Code should be applied in their workplace.

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

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