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Public Procurement

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Business District D. 18 (map)

Creating Effective Tender Documents – Awarding Tenders – Debriefing Unsuccessful Bidders

The importance of creating an effective tender document with the right criteria is critical for public sector organisations, to help minimise complications and challenges after the contract is awarded. This course will take you through the essential elements you need to include in tender documents, as well as the key do’s and don’ts. You will hear of a number of recent legal cases and important lessons learned. Equally, this course will give you key tips to use when awarding tenders; when it comes to debriefing unsuccessful bidders, get a step by step guide to help you through that challenging process.

This CPD accredited training course will offer expert, experience-driven and practical guidance on how to create effective tenders, debriefing and how public procurement challenges are taken through the Courts. On top of this, this course will also offer expert insight into the rules of public procurement that a contracting authority must adhere to when awarding a public contract. 

This is a must attend event for all public-sector organisations or those with involvement in the public procurement process.

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 eg 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, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the end of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This training course costs € 395 EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €495). The price includes course documentation and training pack, teas and coffee, snacks, biscuits, fruit on arrival. Lunch is a light fare containing freshly cut sandwiches, wraps, a selection of teas and coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.