Understanding the Process for Public Procurement
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Understanding the Process for Public Procurement

Learn how to successfully tender for UK public sector contracts and grow your business
3.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Mike Barnes
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • Computer Skills
  • Basic Business skills

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

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
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to Understanding Public Procurement
1 Lecture 03:24
Section 1 - Background - The UK Public Sector
2 Lectures 02:53
Understanding UK Public Procurement

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Which of the following acronyms is not a Public Sector Organisation?
1 question
Section 2 - Finding Opportunities
6 Lectures 08:40
Finding Opportunities Introduction

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 3 - Contract Award Procedures
5 Lectures 13:49
Contract Award Procedures

Contract Award Procedures Framework Agreements

PPQ Document Walkthrough

OJEU Timetable
Section 4 - What is Lean Procurement?
1 Lecture 03:21
What is Lean Procurement?
Section 5 - The Invitation to Tender (ITT)
1 Lecture 02:24
The Invitation to Tender (ITT)
Section 6 - The Invitation To Tender - MEAT Evaluation
1 Lecture 04:11

What does the acronym MEAT stand for?
1 question
Section 7 - Life Cycle Costing
1 Lecture 02:22
Life Cycle Costing
Section 8 - Grounds For Exclusion
1 Lecture 02:56
Grounds For Exclusion

The Modern Slavery Act 2015
1 question
Section 9 - Your Proposal
1 Lecture 02:03
Your Proposal
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Mike Barnes
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210 Students
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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.