Improving Public Sector Procurement - The Latest Approaches, Processes & Templates
'Improving Public Sector Procurement - The Latest Approaches, Processes & Templates’ is for staff who already have experience of public procurement, and are looking to improve the results obtained and to incorporate, in their work, the latest government thinking and approaches on procurement.
This workshop is a natural follow on from our introductory course: Essentials of Public Sector Procurement - Comprehensive Introduction
The one day course provides a detailed overview of the aims and objectives of public sector procurement, and the mechanisms of running the appropriate procurement processes. This workshop will be especially appropriate for those becoming responsible for commissioning projects attracting public funds from the UK or European sources.Information, exercises and group work enables delegates to explore bid writing using supportive and accessible learning strategies.
This workshop draws on the best practices in UK public sector procurement, and provides a series of templates for running procurement processes for all sectors and all values.
The workshop will cover:
- Current UK priorities and policies
- Use of frameworks
- Use of third party buying agents
- Collaboration with other authorities
- Use of OJEU tender routes
- Use of Competitive Dialogue route
- Publication of public sector spend data
- Economic Benefit clauses and processes
- Legislation framework and key thresholds
- Bidder feedback processes and objectives
- Common errors
Delegates will be able to:
- Apply appropriate procurement processes for complex procurements
- Avoid legal challenges to procurement
- Improve value for money
- Simplify the procurement process
- Use public funds to stimulate economic activity
- Improve supplier bidding performance
Supporting Materials to be Used
- Programme guidance notes
- PowerPoint presentations
- Written worksheets
- Action plan toolkits
Who Should Attend?
Staff involved at all levels in public procurement processes:Local Authorities, Quangos, Non-government Organisations, regeneration partnerships, LEPs, central government, Universities, schools and other education establishments, housing associations and other bodies governed by public law.
Internal Staff Training and Development
This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
Certificates of Professional Development.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities