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Improving Public Sector Procurement - The Latest Approaches, Processes & Templates

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Public Sector Procurement - 1 Day Intermediate Level Training Course


'Improving Public Sector Procurement - The Latest Approaches, Processes & Templates’ is for staff who already have experience of public procurement, and are looking to improve the results obtained and to incorporate, in their work, the latest government thinking and approaches on procurement.

This workshop is a natural follow on from our introductory course: Essentials of Public Sector Procurement - Comprehensive Introduction

The one day course provides a detailed overview of the aims and objectives of public sector procurement, and the mechanisms of running the appropriate procurement processes. This workshop will be especially appropriate for those becoming responsible for commissioning projects attracting public funds from the UK or European sources.Information, exercises and group work enables delegates to explore bid writing using supportive and accessible learning strategies.


This workshop draws on the best practices in UK public sector procurement, and provides a series of templates for running procurement processes for all sectors and all values.

The workshop will cover:

  • Current UK priorities and policies
  • Use of frameworks
  • Use of third party buying agents
  • Collaboration with other authorities
  • Use of OJEU tender routes
  • Use of Competitive Dialogue route
  • Publication of public sector spend data
  • Economic Benefit clauses and processes
  • Legislation framework and key thresholds
  • Bidder feedback processes and objectives
  • Common errors

Learning Objectives

Delegates will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate procurement processes for complex procurements
  • Avoid legal challenges to procurement
  • Improve value for money
  • Simplify the procurement process
  • Use public funds to stimulate economic activity
  • Improve supplier bidding performance

Supporting Materials to be Used

  • Programme guidance notes
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Written worksheets
  • Action plan toolkits

Who Should Attend?

Staff involved at all levels in public procurement processes:

Local Authorities, Quangos, Non-government Organisations, regeneration partnerships, LEPs, central government, Universities, schools and other education establishments, housing associations and other bodies governed by public law.


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This event is  Price Band C 


Our facilitators are all experts in their subject and have the real-world experience at a senior level to be able to offer best-practice advice.

Select a date/location for a profile of the facilitator who is scheduled for that date.

Venue and Travel

Venue details and travel information will be included in your confirmation email. If the venue has not been confirmed at the time of booking, then the information will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Booking & Confirmation

Bookings will only be accepted on receipt of full payment PRIOR to the event via cheque, BACS or credit card.  Cheques to be made payable to ‘National Training Resources Limited’.

All reservations will be confirmed by email within two working days of receipt of your completed booking form and payment in full and will include venue details and times.

Please direct all conference queries to the Conference Team.
Tel:  0845 130 6152 or 01827 63919.
Fax:  01827 60836 or 01827 61428. 
Email: conferences@national-training.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

Please read our full terms and conditions. Completion and return of the Booking Form constitutes a contract between yourselves and National Training Resources Limited.  Delegate cancellations/transfers are only accepted up to 3 weeks prior to the event and are subject to a small administration charge. Delegate substitutions can be made at any time.  We reserve the right to cancel or alter the event at any time.