E. Understanding Panels (Virtual)
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E. Understanding Panels (Virtual)


About this course

  • December 1st – (Tuesday) – 3 hour session (10am – 1pm) (Virtual)
  • February 1st – (Monday) – 3 hour session (10am – 1pm) (Virtual)
  • May 10th – (Monday) – 3 hour session (10am – 1pm) (Virtual)

This programme to be delivered using virtual classroom (via Zoom), breakout rooms and guided practice. Each programme consists of 1 interactive live virtual classroom session accompanied by supporting material.


This programme will provide participants with the skills to understand when and how to use panels (lists of pre-qualified suppliers) for national procurements for supplies, works and services in addition to using them for EU services involving social and related services (Title III).

Target Audience

This course is ideal for those with a good knowledge of procedures and the procurement concepts, tasked with responsibility for advising internal clients on the range of procurement options available which provide maximum flexibility for the organisation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be equipped with the knowledge on when and how to establish panels, including using the eTenders functionality for advertising, whereby the system is continually open for access to potential panel members.

Course Content

Virtual Classroom Session (3 hours)

Panels versus Framework Agreements versus DPS

Commodities where they work well

Operation of a Panel

Qualification & Award Criteria

Qualification Questionnaire

Setting up a Panel template on eTenders

Assessment of Applications/Questionnaires

Managing Applicants

Recap on training & key learnings


What background knowledge is necessary?

Relevant for staff experienced in advising on procurement strategy.

What is the refund policy?

All cancellations must be received in writing or the full course fee is
payable. Where delegates cancel more than 5 days prior to the course 50% of the course fee is payable. Cancellations received within 5 days
will be liable for the full fee.

Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the event.

Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?

Ideally after Introduction to Public Procurement and/or Understanding European Public Sector Procurement Rules courses or relevant experience.