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Public Procurement Training

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

 How to create effective tender documents, manage the procurement process and what to consider when debriefing unsuccessful bidders

This CPD accredited 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 CPD 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 and you will leave with 5 structured CPD hours.

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 CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued at the close 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.

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