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An Introduction to Public Procurement - 2 PLACES REMAINING

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 5 February 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €345
    Non-Members: €395

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

    This course is SOLD OUT. The next available course date is Wednesday, 8 May 2019.

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C3

Course Aim

This course addresses construction procurement in the Irish public sector. It is designed for those working in and for the public sector who are interested in understanding public procurement principles, policies and procedures, within the context of the Capital Works Management Framework (“CWMF”).

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course all participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles governing procurement
  2. Understand frameworks
  3. Understand procurement procedures allowed under EU Regulations
  4. Draft suitable pre-qualification and tender documents using CWMF templates
  5. Evaluate pre-qualifications and tenders
  6. Correctly debrief unsuccessful applicants
  7. Understand risks relating to legal challenges

Who should attend

  • Employers
  • Employer's Consultants

This course is tailored to suit all needs and is very interactive.

Trainer's profile

William Brown BEng (Hons) MSc MIEI ACIArb GMICE

William is a civil engineer who gained his initial experience with a large main contractor. He has seen many of the issues faced by our clients first hand and is able to put his knowledge of construction processes to good use by quickly identifying issues and cost-effective solutions.  William has advised multiple public and private sector clients on the nuances of the EU Public Procurement Directives (as incorporated into UK and Irish Legislation) on contracts valuing up to and including £105m. William is also heavily involved with the provision of training and has lectured on several key subjects including NEC3 contracts, the procurement process and dispute resolution.

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5 February 2019


"Found it very informative and a very good introduction to public procurement"

"Very good, knowledgeable!"

"Excellent overview, and course was delivered by a very knowledgeable trainer"

"Very well presented"

Daniel Duignan, RPS Group Ltd.: "Excellent"


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.