B. Introducing Public Procurement Online
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B. Introducing Public Procurement Online


About this course


Programme 1

  • July 20th – (Monday) – 2 hours (10am – 12noon)
  • July 23rd – (Thursday) – 2 hours (10am – 12noon)

Programme 2

  • August 10th – (Monday) – 2 hours (10am – 12noon)
  • August 13th (Thursday) – 2 hours (10am – 12noon)

This programme to be delivered in a mix of blended elearning using Virtual Classroom (via Zoom), breakout rooms and guided practice. Each programme consists of 2 interactive Live Virtual Classroom Sessions, individual & team activities, accompanied with supporting and one pre-recorded session.

This course is designed for participants who have little, or no, previous experience in public procurement. It aims to provide a foundation of the key terms, processes and activities necessary to undertake a successful procurement. It will provide a sound background of knowledge and practice to allow the participant to interact and effectively assist public procurement projects particularly at national tender levels.

Target Audience

This course is designed for participants who are new to the field of public procurement with no prior experience and wish to develop their knowledge and skills to enable them to operate effectively in a procurement or user department.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training, the participant will have acquired knowledge of the key terms and processes in addition to understanding public procurement and its application, particularly at national level. They will also develop greater confidence and the essential skills to become a valued member of the procurement team within their contracting authority.

Course Content

Session 1 (Monday) 2 hours (10am - 12noon)

Welcome & Introduction

Summary of key EU and Nationals including Directives, Circulars and Treaty Principles

Defining supplies, works and services and using the CPV coding

Thresholds for quotations, national and EU tenders

Quotations v Tenders

Overview of eTenders

Self-managed learning via webinar covering

Open procedure key features

o Specification

o Selection criteria

o Award criteria

o Pricing document

Session 2 (Thursday) – 2 hours (10am – 12noon)

Review of sample open procedure tender document

Group discussion on selection and award criteria

Key features of good evaluation

Group discussion on drafting notification letters

Concluding the contract and keeping records

Recap on training & Key Learnings


What background knowledge is necessary?


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?

This is our basic entry level course which should be completed prior to undertaking Managing a Full Tender Process, Implementing Contract Management or Understanding European Public Sector Procurement Rules.