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Dates and Times:

Day 1: Tuesday 19 November

Day 2: Wednesday 20 November

9.30 – 4.30pm

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:

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:

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:


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 with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Strategic Change Group, and Director of Services and Supplierforce.





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 legislations. William is regularly invited to speak at procurement conference throughout Ireland and the UK. William is also a lecturer in construction law and dispute at Queen’s University Belfast.



Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.