This 1 day Procurement training course is designed to provide internal customer staff (stakeholders) with a firm understanding of modern public sector procurement practice, specific Public Sector procurement regulations and insight as to how they may best support and contribute to their organisation’s procurement objectives.

The role of Procurement is increasing in importance as the pressure to deliver efficiency and effectiveness from external suppliers is recognised as an essential competence for public sector organisations.

This course is provided on a dedicated basis and can be readily customised to enable client specific priorities and challenges to be incorporated into course materials and delivery.

  • Introduction to Procurement / Concepts
  • The Public Sector procurement process
  • Current EU Procurement Regulations
  • Standing Orders
  • Ethics in procurement
  • Contractual and other legislative issues when dealing with Suppliers
  • Public Sector Procurement Cross Cutting Themes and Priorities

Suitable for public sector management and staff who interface with procurement activities and need to better understand their organisation’s procurement practices and processes

On completion of this Procurement training course delegates will be better able to:

  • Understand the strategic nature of the role of procurement
  • Be familiar with public sector procurement regulations, procedures and activities
  • Understand their role in the procurement process
  • Understand the requirement to adhere to organisational procurement policy and guidance
  • Be aware of some of the key risks and pitfalls to avoid as a stakeholder
  • Understand the context of key procurement initiatives in the public sector
  • Be better positioned to contribute to procurement objectives to reduce maverick spend, build efficiencies through supply chain collaboration and reduce cost through consolidation of spend and contract compliance