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An Introduction to Public Procurement: One Day Course

07 October 2019

Quigg Golden Dublin, 31 Waterloo Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

09:30 - 16:30

This course is designed for those who are working in and for the public sector and who are new to procurement or those looking to refresh their knowledge.  The course aims to teach delegates their legal obligations under the European Union (Award of Public Authority Contracts) Regulations 2016 and how the procurement process works from start to finish.

This course will be include work-shop style exercises, where candidates will put their new found knowledge into practice.

Topics covered

By the end of the course all participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles governing procurement
  • Understanding procurement procedures
  • Understand frameworks
  • Be familiar with pre-qualification and tender documents (the CWMF templates)
  • Understand the evaluation process
  • Correctly debrief unsuccessful applicants
  • Understand risk relating to legal challenges
  • Understand the process and potential implications of a legal challenge

The Trainer

Claire Graydon LLB, MSc

Claire is a law graduate with a masters in International Law and Business.  Claire is regularly involved in contentious and non-contentious procurement issues and works on behalf of contracting authorities to draft, implement and manage entire procurement processes using bespoke documents and standard CWMF documents.

Claire advises on contract management and disputes under various forms of construction contracts including the NEC, FIDIC and PWC.

Claire develops and delivers training programmes on a wide range of topics and lectures on Quigg Golden’s in-house Law and Contract Management course.  Claire also speaks at external events, most recently delivering a talk at the National Construction Summit on debriefing tenderers

Who should attend?

This seminar will be invaluable for employers / employer’s representatives.


09:00   –   Registration and light breakfast
09:30   –   Course begins
12:30   –   Lunch, provided
16:30   –   Course concludes with Q&A


€450 including VAT.  This price includes a €15 charitable donation to our charity partner.
Please note that you will be required to pay a deposit of €50 on initial booking.  The remainder of the cost will be invoiced before commencement of the course. 

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