Business School

DCUBS Centre for Executive Programmes - Corporate Programmes

DCUBS Centre for Executive Programmes

Management Development Programmes

Introduction to Public Procurement

This one-day course is designed to inform staff and to give them an understanding of how the EU Directives and Irish legislation affect the procurement of products
and services in the Public Sector.

Indicative course content is as follows:

  • The Procurement Process
  • Internal Policies and Procedures
  • Purchase Approval
  • Roles and responsibility of the budget holder, client, user, technical evaluator, and purchaser
  • Ethics in procurement
  • Thresholds
  • Tendering under EU procurement directives
  • The procedures (e.g. open, restricted, negotiated, competitive dialogue)
  • Managing the tendering process
  • Receipt of tenders, opening of tenders, and evaluation of tenders
  • Award Criteria: criteria weightings/scoring matrix
  • Awarding contracts (notifications, documentation)
  • Debriefing (feedback)
  • Contract management and administration
  • EU notices
  • PINs, tender notice and award notice
  • Standstill period
  • Public procurement directives
  • Framework Agreements
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Competitive dialogue and changes to procedures