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Introduction to public sector procurement


Introduction to public sector procurement 

CPDAn introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process

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

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.


Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Venue: Radisson Blu Edinburgh
Fee: Members - £243.00 per person
  Non-members - £270.00 per person


15 Places left - Booking ends on Tuesday 18 September 2018


Is it right for me?


In recent years, there has been ever greater scrutiny of public sector spending and this has had a substantial impact on the way organisations acquire goods and services.  This course provides guidance on the relevant EU directives, public procurement rules and other legislation that will affect your procurement procedures, as well as examining best practice on how to apply them.  The course is ideally suited to those new to working in the public sector or in organisations that work with the public sector. 


What key points will the training cover?


  • 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 


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.


Member: £270 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £300 (excl. VAT)


Early bird booking:
Make your booking early and receive a 10% discount on the standard price (above).

Conditions apply.  See 'venue' tab for individual closing dates.


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

The role of procurement and supply in different sectors



Book this course with Applying the public procurement regulations or The future of public procurement
£540 + VAT for CIPS members or £600 + VAT for non-members.

Book all three courses
£810 + VAT for CIPS members or £900 + VAT for non-members.


26 September 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
(Early bird closing date: 27 July 2018)


20 November 2018
Novotel Wembley, London
(Early bird closing date: 21 September 2018)


If you require accommodation for the night before this event, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)1780 484052.  All accounts must be settled in full on departure from the venue.

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact ukskills@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 761476.

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