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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
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|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?
|Section 3: Section 2 - Finding Opportunities|
Finding Opportunities Introduction
Tendering Site 1 WalkthroughPreview
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?
|Section 4: Section 3 - Contract Award Procedures|
Contract Award Procedures
Contract Award Procedures Framework Agreements
Contract Award Procedures Framework Agreements (An Example)Preview
PPQ Document Walkthrough
|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 EvaluationPreview
What does the acronym MEAT stand for?
|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
|Section 10: Section 9 - 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
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.