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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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Drafting a Compliant PQQ

This Drafting a Compliant PQQ event will give a clear and detailed understanding of all areas which must be considered when a buyer is drafting a PQQ as well as considering what impact the forthcoming EU Procurement Directive may have.

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Completing an OJEU Proforma

Following the overhaul of the OJEU Proformas in late 2011, it is vitally important that those completing and submitting Proformas are fully cognisant of the information that should be included, which will help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their tendering processes.

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Writing a Tender Specification

This event will consider the specification but will also look at the key areas critical to formulating an effective tender, giving detailed guidance on how to achieve this while also considering what impact the forthcoming EU Procurement Directive may have on future tenders.

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Evaluation and Standstill

This event will examine the latest legislation and processes to help you deliver value for money through compliant evaluation processes.

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Competitive Dialogue

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

Robust Contract Management is critical to the successful delivery and performance of contracts to enable both the contracting authority and end user to achieve value for money while allowing for a structured process to develop and enhance the contract outcomes.

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Legal Impact on Public Procurement

The Legal Impact on Public Procurement event will examine key legal judgments over the last few years and identify how they affect everyday procurement, as well as examining some of the recent legal cases which must be given due consideration in tender exercises.

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New EU Procurement Directive – A Buyer’s Perspective

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

The new EU Procurement Directive has now been passed by the European Parliament!

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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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Preparing Perfect Tenders

The Preparing Perfect Tenders event explains the key issues around drafting a successful tender submission and identifies some of the essential elements that need to be considered when presenting tender responses.

By attending this event, delegates will learn not only the important areas to consider, but also the key initiatives that may affect tender writing, particularly the new EU Public Procurement Directive, thereby affording attendees the opportunity to remain a step ahead of their competitors.

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Pre-Qualifying for Tenders

Around 70% of all procurement exercises begin with a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ), which seeks to identify the attributes that most closely match the specification, so that the contract resulting from the tender can demonstrate best value.

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Selling to Defence

Over the past five years, the MOD has placed over 27,000 contracts, of which 90% were valued at less than £100,000, while in 2012/13 direct spend with SMEs was valued at over £1 billion.

The workshop seeks to inform delegates about the new vision for UK defence and the implications of the ongoing changes within MOD procurement including the MOD Ten-Year Equipment Plan.

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Selling to the NHS

Suppliers to the NHS need to be aware of how the NHS is changing, both structurally and operationally, and what impact this will have on how they sell and market their products and services.

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New EU Procurement Directive – A Supplier’s Perspective

The EU Procurement Directive is a landmark piece of legislation that will shape the way the public sector will tender for years to come. Understanding the changes is critical for all contractors.

The UK Government has told the public sector that it is keen to start implementation as early as possible, therefore the sooner that private sector companies start to adopt the proposals that impact on them directly, the better placed they will be when the UK and Scottish Regulations are published.

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