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Overview of Procurement Essentials 12 & 13 June950.00

Date and Time

Two-Day Training
Day one: Wednesday 12 June
Day two: Thursday 13 June
9:30am to 4:00pm

About the Course

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. This 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.

Learning Outcomes

Day 1, 9.30am – 4pm

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, 9.30am – 4pm

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


Course Tutors



William Brown is a Senior Associate at Quigg Golden, a leading procurement and construction law firm with offices in Dublin, London and Belfast.  William specialises in construction procurement and regularly provides practical legal advice to a wide range of public, utility and private sector entities on the intricacies of national and EU procurement legislation.  William is regularly invited to speak at procurement conferences throughout Ireland and the UK.  William is also a lecturer in construction law and dispute resolution at Queen’s University Belfast.



David Coffey is founding partner and Director of Clearview Group. He has extensive experience in strategic and procurement change. Previous roles include the US Head of Procurement for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, VP of Corporate Planning and Strategic Sourcing with ABN AMRO North America. David also worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Strategic Change Group and Director of Services and Supplier force.



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