This introductory course is aimed at In-House Counsel and lawyers in private practice who are new to the public procurement regime. Whilst the course is primarily aimed at public sector advisors, it is also relevant for private sector bidders interested in competing for public contracts.
The course will help you to ensure that you get the public procurement process right first time and will identify the pitfalls of procurement which, if unmanaged, have the potential to undermine your procurement strategy.
As well as providing an introduction to this area, the course will lead you through the current hot topics in procurement, including the new public procurement regulations and recent European Court cases, and how this could affect you on a day to day basis. The course also explains the impact of Brexit and how the UK's decision to leave the EU impacts on the public procurement rules during the transition period and beyond.
Specifically, the course will cover:
Introduction to public procurement law
Additionally, in order to gain a deeper understanding of procurement in practice, there will be a practical section in which delegates will work on a practical exercise. The speaker will cover tricks and tips to make sure you make the most of your procurement process whilst minimising the risk of challenge.