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Public sector skills programme

Overview

Public sector skills programme 

An intensive programme for operating within the public sector procurement framework


By the end of this programme you will be able to:

 

  • Understand key UK and EU procurement legislation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to implement procurement procedures, ensuring best practice and fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the impact on procurement practice
  • Understand the future direction of public procurement, including the impact of Brexit

 

 

Please note: this is a three-day non-residential training course.

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Fee: Members - £990.00 per person
  Non-members - £1100.00 per person

Availability:

11 Places left - Booking ends on Monday 21 August 2017

Audience

Is it right for me?

 

This three-day intensive programme will explore three public sector procurement topics:

 

  • Introduction to public sector procurement
  • Applying the public procurement regulations
  • The future of public procurement

 

It is suitable for anyone who is new to public sector procurement or has limited experience and would like to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Programme

What key points will the training cover?

 

Introduction to public sector procurement

  • Procurement procedures, including the OJEU process, Prior Information Notices (PINs) and invitations to tender
    Evaluation of tenders and the awarding process
    Managing the contract once the award has been made
    Legal framework for public procurement, examining national and EU legislation including thresholds
  • Procurement procedures, including the OJEU process, Prior Information Notices (PINs) and invitations to tender
  • Evaluation of tenders and the awarding process
  • Managing the contract once the award has been made

 

 

Applying the public procurement regulations

  • Principles of the EU Treaties and statutory requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • The main procurement procedures, including competitive dialogue and innovation partnerships
  • Tender selection and award decisions, with an examination of Social Value and the sustainability agenda
  • Avoiding legal challenges and managing Freedom of Information requests

 

 

The future of public procurement

  • The impact of Brexit
  • Local vs. national procurement 
  • Dynamic Procurement Systems (DPS)
  • Social value
  • E-auctions
  • Low value procurements

 

Speakers

CIPS Direct Associates are appointed for their extensive knowledge and experience in the procurement and supply sector.  The tutor for this course has been specially selected for their particular skills and expertise in the subject area.  This is a crucial part of CIPS' ongoing commitment to ensure all of our delegates have a high-quality, informative and enjoyable learning experience.

Fee

Member: £990 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £1100 (excl. VAT)

 

Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all materials for each course day.

Please note that accommodation is not included in the course fee.

Venue

18-20 July 2017
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London

29-31 August 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

13-15 September 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

 

If you require accommodation for the night before this event commences or on any intervening night, or have any other queries regarding course details, please contact ukskills@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 761476.

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