June 17, 2024

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A few words from our tutor on what you can expect from this course

Course Description

The Office of Government Procurement mandates that routine public sector procurement of goods and services be undertaken pursuant to their Goods and Services Contract Template. This one-day course will give delegates a thorough introduction to the issues, risks and clauses common to all commercial contracting, focusing on the OGP Templates to ensure immediate relevance to the public sector, as well as those who tender to the public sector.

Delegates will learn functional knowledge of what red flags to be aware of when preparing and reading contracts. You will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how to use the clauses during the performance of the contract

Course Content

  • How Contracts are Structured
  • Introduction to the OGP Templates
  • Interpretation of Contracts
  • Boilerplate Provisions 
  • Common Commercial Issues (and how the OGP Templates deals with them)
  • Tips on reading and working with Contracts.
  • Legal Terminology vs Plain English
  • Key Clauses in Commercial Contracts
  • Risk Management in OGP Contracts
  • Monitoring and driving performance under the OGP Contract

Who Should Attend?

This course provides delegates with foundational knowledge and would notsuit legal professionals who have vast experience dealing with OGP contracts.

It will be relevant to both public and private sector organisations andpersonnel in accountants, commercial managers, procurement professionals,commercial entities tendering for public work, anyone working with commercialcontracts or who would like to brush up their knowledge of same.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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