Understanding the Process for Public Procurement

Learn how to successfully tender for UK public sector contracts and grow your business
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

An effective understanding of Public Procurement is essential for SME’s who wish to bid for Government Contracts, here in the UK. You need to understand who your potential customers are. How they advertise contracts and the procurement processes that are involved. You need to ensure that if you bid for a contract then you stand the best possible chance of success. This can be achieved by a full understanding of the Tender Evaluation process and how bids are awarded. The feedback process and how successful Contracts are formed and fulfilled.

Although predominately aimed at the UK, the knowledge gained should be able to be adapted to applying for contracts in other Public Sectors, throughout the European Union

After completing this course, you will have:

·      A better chance of winning and keeping public contracts

•       An insight into the background of the UK Public Sector

•       An understanding of the Rules & Laws that govern Public Procurement

•       Learn to search for Tendering opportunities

•       Gain an understanding of the procedures used to award contracts,

•       Learn how Lean Procurement is being used to streamline processes

•       An insight on how to complete your bid and a Pre- Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)

•       Learn how Tenders are evaluated

•       Knowledge of how a Buyer uses Life Cycle Costing

•       Knowledge of what actions you need to take when you lose or win a Contract

•       An understanding the grounds for excluding suppliers

•       An introduction to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

•       Discover how the Contract should be managed

What are the requirements?

  • Computer Skills
  • Basic Business skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get an insight into the UK public sector and how to sell to them
  • Learn how to search for Tendering opportunities
  • A complete walk-through of 3 of the top public sector tendering sites
  • Understand the OJEU Timetable and Framework Agreements
  • Learn how to put a proposal together
  • Understand what lean procurement is
  • Get an insight into the new Modern Slavery Act 2015 and how it will affect SME's

Who is the target audience?

  • SMEs Managers and staff
  • International suppliers looking to sell to the UK
  • Anyone starting a career in procurement
  • Consultants
  • Sales staff looking to sell to the Public Sector

What you get with this course?

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Understanding Public Procurement
Section 2: Section 1 - Background - The UK Public Sector
Understanding UK Public Procurement
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
Which of the following acronyms is not a Public Sector Organisation?
1 question
Section 3: Section 2 - Finding Opportunities
Finding Opportunities Introduction
Tendering Site 1 Walkthrough
Tendering Site 2 Walkthrough
Tendering Site 3 Walkthrough
Understanding Prior Information Notice (PIN) and Questions
Finding Opportunities Website Links
A Framework Agreement is not subject to the EU procurement rules?
1 question
Section 4: Section 3 - Contract Award Procedures
Contract Award Procedures
Contract Award Procedures Framework Agreements
Contract Award Procedures Framework Agreements (An Example)
PPQ Document Walkthrough
OJEU Timetable
Section 5: Section 4 - What is Lean Procurement?
What is Lean Procurement?
Section 6: Section 5 - The Invitation to Tender (ITT)
The Invitation to Tender (ITT)
Section 7: Section 6 - The Invitation To Tender - MEAT Evaluation
The Invitation To Tender - MEAT Evaluation
What does the acronym MEAT stand for?
1 question
Section 8: Section 7 - Life Cycle Costing
Life Cycle Costing
Section 9: Section 8 - Grounds For Exclusion
Grounds For Exclusion
The Modern Slavery Act 2015
1 question
Section 10: Section 9 - Your Proposal
Your Proposal
Section 11: Section 10 - Your Proposal
Next Stages - If you lose/IF YOU WIN
Section 12: Section 11 - Managing the Contract
Managing the Contract
Section 13: Section 12 - Review
The Review Quiz
4 questions

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Instructor Biography

Mike Barnes, Procurement Consultant MCIPS

Mike Barnes MCIPS has worked in supplies for 40 years, starting as a Stores Accountant in the Royal Navy, he then moved to a career working for the UK government working in at first in the NHS and then in a number of government departments including the Ministry of Justice. He has overseen a variety of million pound contracts during that time as well as working with suppliers and company all around the world.

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