Procurement: Best Practice for Public Bodies

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Organisation profile

With over 25 years’ industry experience, Quigg Golden has become a market leader in the provision of concise and practical contract management, procurement law and dispute resolution advice to the construction industry.  We have acted for employers (both public and private), contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.
Quigg Golden specialise in;
• Procurement;
• Dispute Resolution;
• Contract Drafting & Risk Assessment; and

• Training and Professional Development.

Training aim

The course aims to address the increasingly contentious area of public sector procurement.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course all participants will understand the principles of procurement, and gain an insight into every step of the procurement process in order to be able to understand:
• The New Procurement Directives and what they mean for you
• The importance of procurement training
• Select the advertising method and type of competition
• Draft suitable pre-qualification and tender documents
• Evaluate pre-qualifications and tenders

• Award contracts in accordance with EU and Ireland Law

Course outline

This course is designed for those working in and for the public sector who are interested in getting a detailed overview of public procurement principles, policies and procedures. The participants will appreciate the fundamental principles and legal & regulatory context of public sector procurement. 

Trainer's profile

Edward Quigg BEng LLB LLM DipArb MIEI FCIArb FInstCES

Edward is a civil engineer and barrister. He is recognised as a leading expert on the legal obligations in procuring work, including the EU requirements. Edward is regularly called upon to advise on procurement best practise and disputes. He is a director of Quigg Golden, a guest lecturer at Queens University Belfast and has co-authored the Procurement Lawyers Association's guidance on evaluation procedures. 

Course duration

1 day - 09:00 - 16:30

Assessment & certification

CPD Hours

Who should attend

Employers, Clients, Contractors, Subcontractors or Consultants involved in Public Sector Procurement