Certificate in Public Procurement (Institute of Public Administration – IPA)

Certificate in Public Procurement (Institute of Public Administration – IPA)

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About this course

The Programme
The Certificate in Public Procurement is delivered in partnership with the IPA. It provides a comprehensive introduction to public procurement and focuses on best practice procurement in the public sector including in terms of sustainable procurement and the achievement of value for money within the context of Irish and European Union legislation.

The course provides comprehensive detail on all aspects of the procurement process to professionals seeking to enhance their skill base in this important field. It seeks to provide participants with the basic knowledge, skills and tools necessary to ensure an effective and efficient procurement service, which will deliver value for money, manage procurement risks and ensure compliance with all national and EU procurement regulations.


  • Introduction: Foundations, Rules and Concepts
  • Procurement Planning, Risk and Procedures
  • Selection and Award Criteria and Tender Documentation
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Contract Management

Delivery Method

This part-time programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend classroom-based seminars and online webinars. They are supported in their studies by various online resources and bespoke course material.

11 x one day sessions over 6 months

Place on NFQ
Level 6

Two assignments, a work-based project and a final examination.

National University of Ireland

Students will also receive a Greenville Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Procurement