Training Courses (UK)


Introduction to public sector procurement

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 - LONDON


non-member £270
Introduction to public sector procurement
10 Places Left Booking ends: 23 Nov 2020

An 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.

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
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    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
    Course fee includes:
    • Lunch
    • Refreshments
    • All course materials


    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.


    CIPS Direct Associates

    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.


    Tuesday 1 Dec - LONDON

    Novotel London Wembley
    5 Olympic Way
    HA9 0NP
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