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Brexit and Covid-19 have highlighted the importance of having a firmer grasp on procurement law and mandatory procedures. By gaining further knowledge of procurement law and procedures your organisation can improve how it procures services and manage suppliers.

This course gives you guidance on the relevant procurement directives, necessary updates such as the “Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper”, and processes that affects your procurement procedures.

Attend this virtual Understanding Procurement Law and Procedures course to gain a firmer overview of procurement law and regulation; learn how to adapt to a more streamlined and less costly procurement process; gain a firmer understanding of the differences between Office Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and Find a Tender Service (FTS) and understand how to comply with the necessary regulation.

Through best practice examples, learn how to improve your procurement procedures and gain a better understanding of the regulation relevant to your organisation.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note this course will be using Zoom to deliver the day.

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Gillian King
Procurement Professional & Trainer

Gillian King is a highly experienced procurement professional and trainer, with over 20 years’ experience in global procurement and supply chain management, working for government and multinational corporations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Her sector experience is as a procurement professional, initially with the Civil Service in the UK Home Office and later as a global category leader for Zurich Financial Services, where her group annual spend was in excess of $400 M.

More recently she has provided consultancy and training to international government and ‘Blue Chip’ organisations in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, specialising in ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a firmer overview of procurement law
  • Learn how to source and engage with SME’s
  • Develop a better understanding of the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper
  • Adapt to the streamlined, less costly procurement process
  • Align procurement procedures with The Public Contracts Regulation 2015
  • Understanding and implementing procurement procedures and processes
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Gain an Overview of Procurement Law

  • Develop a better understanding of the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper
  • Ensure compliance with the key legislation
  • Learn from best and worse practice at procurement law
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Demonstrate knowledge of case law and the effect it’s had on procurement practice
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Understanding Procurement Regulations

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the EU Public Contracts Directive (2014)
  • Adapt to the streamlined, less costly procurement process
  • Learn how to source and engage with SME’s
  • Gain an update on Procurement regulations
12:00 - 13:00

Applying The Procurement Contract Regulation 2015

  • Gain an overview on The Public Contracts Regulation 2015
  • Ascertain what The Public Contracts Regulation 2015 means
  • Align procurement procedures with The Public Contracts Regulation 2015
  • Communicating the regulation to achieve full compliance
  • Learn from best practice at applying The Public Contracts Regulation 2015
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 16:00

Understanding and Implementing Procurement Procedures and Processes

Understand the transition from OJEU to FTS

Learn about the following tender processes:

  • Tender specification
  • Tender selection
  • Tender award

Learn about the following public procurement procedures:

  • Open procedure
  • Restricted procedure
  • Competitive dialogue procedure
  • Competitive procedure with negotiation
  • Innovation partnership procedure
  • Understand the stringent thresholds when it comes to competitive or negotiated procurements
  • Learn about the different monetary thresholds
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each procedure
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways