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New UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

PASS provides expert public procurement training and support for both public and private sector organisations. Whether your goal is to reduce risk or increase your organisation’s chances of tendering success, our courses will ensure you are equipped with the knowledge you need.

Our PASS trainers are highly knowledgeable about all aspects of public procurement, from both supplier and buyer perspectives. Our consultancy team has decades of experience in delivering services designed to meet the growing need for learning and professional development support in the rapidly changing procurement sector.

We are so confident in our training that we offer our unique PASS guarantee: If you don’t learn, you don’t pay.

 

How PASS benefits you:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of procurement in a non-legalistic way, using practical examples
  • Reduce the risk of costly errors in your procurement/tendering processes
  • Build your effectiveness and capability within the procurement  arena
  • Stay ahead of changes in procurement legislation and their impact
  • Enhance your career progression by demonstrating expert knowledge and gaining Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

 

Public Sector Topics


Principles of Negotiation

With the introduction of the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and Innovation Partnerships to the new UK Regulations, to sit alongside Competitive Dialogue, the need to have a basic knowledge of negotiation techniques as never been more critical.

PASS Training has developed The Principles of Negotiation seminar to provide an understanding of pre-negotiation, negotiation teams, running negotiation meetings and establishing sign off post negotiation.

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Introduction to Public Procurement

An Introduction to Public Procurement will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises. It will cover topics including the various procurement procedures as they affect both buyers and suppliers, the requirement for buyers to ensure effective transparency in low-value procurement exercises, and for suppliers to understand the essential elements that need to be considered when bidding for tenders. It will also look at the impact of the new EU Procurement Directive.

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2015 Regulations in the Procurement Process – The Supplier Edition

The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 contain changes that will significantly affect how Suppliers engage with public procurement. Changes in timescales, thresholds and procedures will affect how your business responds. If you want your organisation to be winning more public contracts this course will be invaluable in updating your knowledge.

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Commercial Awareness

Delivering cost-effective, sustainable procurement involves knowing the market, knowing the suppliers, understanding customer expectations, seeking cost savings and delivering improvements through the contract.

In major procurements, commercial awareness is evidenced through stages such as stakeholder engagement, market soundings, and soft market testing. However the key principles of commercial awareness apply just as much to other procurement exercises as they do to high value contracts.

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Procedures & Processes

The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 has seen significant change to the procurement procedures and processes that are used by buyers across the country. Timescale changes driven by electronic communication, Open Procedure, Restricted Procedure and the introduction of Innovation Partnerships are all key changes which mean buyers must be implementing.

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2015 Regulations in the Procurement Process – The Buyer Edition

The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 set the rules governing procurement in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the foreseeable future. With 122 regulations impacting on the process, the key is identifying how to bring them properly into your procurement structure. This training day is designed to strip back the complex legal language and explain where and how the new Regulations will fit into the procurement journey, from the early stage of scoping the requirement to the advertisement and on to the award itself.

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Understanding the new OJEU Proforma Requirements

Following the publication of the new EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 there will be a need for major changes to the existing OJEU Proformas...

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Drafting a Compliant PQQ

The selection process currently used by the public sector will be effectively non-compliant from the publication of the new UK Procurement Regulations...

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Writing a Tender Specification

Contracting authorities currently subject to the existing UK Regulations will need to radically change their tender process when the new Public Contracts Regulations are published, as current methodologies are extremely unlikely to fit with the new regulations...

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Competitive Dialogue or Competitive Procedure?

This Competitive Dialogue event looks at current guidance for undertaking this procedure and is designed to provide a step-by-step guide to the procedure for anyone likely to be involved.

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Contract Management

Contract Management is the process which enables both parties to the contract to meet their obligations in order to fulfil the objectives required from the contract...

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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 builds on the work achieved so far in the reform of public procurement in Scotland. It establishes a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement, ensuring that the public sector maximises the economic benefit brought from effective and efficient procurement spend.

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Understanding the New EU Procurement Directive (Scotland)

The new EU Public Procurement Directive is a landmark piece of legislation that will shape the way the public sector will tender for years to come...

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The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

The new Regulations will impact on all areas of procurement in the public sector and both contracting authorities and contractors will need to consider how the changes will be implemented within their organisations...

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Private Sector Topics


Introduction to Public Procurement

An Introduction to Public Procurement will look at the procurement routes available, from low-value contracts to high-value OJEU procurement exercises. It will cover topics including the various procurement procedures as they affect both buyers and suppliers, the requirement for buyers to ensure effective transparency in low-value procurement exercises, and for suppliers to understand the essential elements that need to be considered when bidding for tenders. It will also look at the impact of the new EU Procurement Directive.

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Pre-Qualifying for Tenders

All OJEU procurement begins with the selection stage, whether as a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) in the selective procedures or as the first stage in the open procedure...

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Preparing Perfect Tenders

This event explains the key issues around drafting a successful tender submission and identifies the essential elements that are needed to gain an advantage when presenting tender responses...

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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 builds on the work achieved so far in the reform of public procurement in Scotland. It establishes a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement, ensuring that the public sector maximises the economic benefit brought from effective and efficient procurement spend.

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Understanding the New EU Procurement Directive (Scotland)

The new EU Public Procurement Directive is a landmark piece of legislation that will shape the way the public sector will tender for years to come...

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The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

The new Regulations will impact on all areas of procurement in the public sector and both contracting authorities and contractors will need to consider how the changes will be implemented within their organisations...

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