Introducing Public Procurement
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Introducing Public Procurement

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Introducing Public Procurement


About this course

  • January 31st, Thursday
  • April 2nd, Tuesday
  • June 17th , Monday

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 learn and develop their knowledge and skills to enable them to operate within the public procurement field.

Learning Outcomes

On completion on this training, the participant will have acquired knowledge of the key terms and processes in addition to understanding public procurement and its application. 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

What is Public Procurement?

Government Guidelines July 2017

When does it apply?

Defining the type of procurement

Understanding the key components

The Specification

Criteria for selection

Award criteria

Examining the Procedures, Timescales and Financial Thresholds

Open versus Restricted Procedures

Quotations versus Tenders

Evaluating Tenders

The award and conclusion stages

Notification letters

Award notices

Records to keep

Question and Answers


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.