Procurement Procedures

Organisation profile

The Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) has the role of overseeing and managing on behalf of the 34 Local Authorities nationally, the provision of quality training to staff in the areas of roads, water and environment through a series of 4 National Committees and 5 Regional Training Centres based in Roscrea Co. Tipperary, Ballincollig Co. Cork, Ballycoolin, Co. Dublin, Castlebar Co. Mayo and Stranorlar Co. Donegal.

Training aim

Provide quality training for the more efficient delivery of services.

Learning objectives

  • Capital Works Management Framework in general
  • Risk Transfer in Construction contracts
  • Public Works Forms of Contracts
  • Standard Conditions of Engagement for Consultancy Services
  • ITT (Invitation to Tenderers)
  • Forms of Tender and Schedules
  • Various supporting guidance notes

Course outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Project and Contract Principles
  • The procurement process
  • The Quality/Price Ratio (Examples)
  • The conditions of Engagement
  • Preparation for Day 2 and Case Study 1


Day 2

  • The Conditions of Engagement (Continued)
  • Case Study 1 (Workshop)
  • Technical Services
  • Case Study 2 (Discussion)
  • Review of Course

Course duration

Varies from 1 to 5 days

Assessment & certification

FAS/FETAC

Who should attend

Local Authority employees of various grades (Engineers/Administration)

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