December 8, 2021
9.30 am
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Course Description

This training course will offer expert, experience-driven and practical guidance on how to create effective tenders, how to ensure your documentation is in order and pitfalls to avoid, and how to get the selection and award criteria right from the start.

We will also show you how to manage the process in greater detail, from dealing with queries and communications with bidders, spotting and addressing potential conflicts of interest, and common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to evaluations.We will also examine debriefing, including standstill letter requirements, essential “do’s and don’ts” in debriefing meetings, and common pitfalls to avoid. If you are involved in public procurement in any capacity, this one-day training course should provide great value. You will gain insights from a highly experienced senior associate from one of Ireland's leading law firms, you will get a chance to ask questions relating to specific issues.

Course Content

  • Preparing procurement documentation
  • Picking the right process
  • Getting the selection and award criteria right
  • Practical considerations
  • Common pitfalls in preparing documents – do’s and don’ts
  • Managing the procurement process
  • The Article 84 report
  • Queries and communications with bidders
  • Dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Making robust decisions (e.g. failing tenderers)
  • Common pitfalls in evaluations
  • Debriefing
  • Standstill letter requirements
  • Debrief meetings – do’s and don’ts
  • Common pitfalls in debriefing

Who Should Attend

This topic will be very relevant to those involved in the process of procuring public work, or awarding public contracts, who wants an understanding of the legal process of awarding contracts and challenging decisions. Relevant to procurement managers in the public sector, state & semi-state bodies, those dealing with public construction contracts, procurement/purchasing managers in hospitals & healthcare, housing, and anyone who is responsible for procuring, awarding or debriefing public contracts.


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. You will also receive a full course pack to refer to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €525. 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, Public Procurement Training pack and Certificate of Attendance.


Lauren MacLean,
Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald

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