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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


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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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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Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK...

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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.

More Info...


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...

More Info...


Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations

The transposition of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2014 into the new Public Contracts Regulations has wide-reaching implications for the conduct of procurement exercises in the UK...

More Info...