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
3.2 (3 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
English
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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
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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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Requirements
  • Computer Skills
  • Basic Business skills
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


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
Expand All 23 Lectures Collapse All 23 Lectures 53:21
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Introduction to Understanding Public Procurement
1 Lecture 03:24
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Section 1 - Background - The UK Public Sector
2 Lectures 02:53
Understanding UK Public Procurement
01:33

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
01:20

Which of the following acronyms is not a Public Sector Organisation?
1 question
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Section 2 - Finding Opportunities
6 Lectures 08:40
Finding Opportunities Introduction
00:26


Tendering Site 2 Walkthrough
01:38

Tendering Site 3 Walkthrough
01:04

Understanding Prior Information Notice (PIN) and Questions
01:06

Finding Opportunities Website Links
00:09

A Framework Agreement is not subject to the EU procurement rules?
1 question
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Section 3 - Contract Award Procedures
5 Lectures 13:49
Contract Award Procedures
02:03

Contract Award Procedures Framework Agreements
03:13


PPQ Document Walkthrough
04:46

OJEU Timetable
01:29
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Section 4 - What is Lean Procurement?
1 Lecture 03:21
What is Lean Procurement?
03:21
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Section 5 - The Invitation to Tender (ITT)
1 Lecture 02:24
The Invitation to Tender (ITT)
02:24
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Section 6 - The Invitation To Tender - MEAT Evaluation
1 Lecture 04:11

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

The Modern Slavery Act 2015
1 question
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Section 9 - Your Proposal
1 Lecture 02:03
Your Proposal
02:03
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Mike Barnes
3.2 Average rating
3 Reviews
203 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.