Training for the Future


Public Sector Procurement

Course Code: PSP

Dates: 27 Feb - 3 Mar | 12 Jun - 16 Jun | 14 Aug - 18 Aug | 13 Nov - 17 Nov

Price: £2750 Plus VAT

Duration: 1 Week /s

Course Objectives

This course covers the requirements of procurement for public sector, including tendering, negotiation, ethics and managing large supply projects. Public sector procurement differs from private sector procurement in the need to deliver both value for money and an open and fair procurement process.


Who Should Attend

Any Public sector personnel engaged in purchasing goods and services, or commissioning and/or managing public sector projects. Also for suppliers wishing to sell into the public sector who wish to gain a greater understanding of the processes and priorities.

Prerequisite Courses

None


Course Overview

  • Objectives of public sector Procurement

  • Differences between public sector and private sector procurement

  • Segmentation of procurement spend

  • Identification and management of risk

  • Procurement Processes and best practices

  • Processes for low value purchases

  • PQQ Pre Qualification Questionnaires best practices

  • Developing and running tender processes

  • Key Performance Measures

  • Ethics and Standards

  • Political influence

  • The influence of the public sector budget process

  • Social Procurement Green procurement

  • Developing local supply bases

  • Contract and legal issues

  • Framework and call off contracts

  • International Public Procurement practices

  • E-auctions and other electronic procurement processes

  • Common public sector procurement problems and solutions

  • Processes for large projects including competitive dialogue and splitting of requirements

  • Running Purchasing Improvement programmes

  • Managing Procurement Personnel

  • Action planning and change management



  • Course Materials

    Course notes, exercises and case studies

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