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Introduction To Public Procurement


Event summary

This event has been developed to support practitioners starting their procurement careers, or those who need to refresh their knowledge on the role and function of procurement. You will gain a comprehensive coverage of all of major procurement provisions, legislation and skills to ensure they have an awareness of the key steps in the procurement process. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, take part in practical group exercises and online polls.


04 November 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:40

Standard price

£195.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£99.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at new staff working in the procurement department, as well as experienced staff who have had no formal procurement training or who would like to update their knowledge and skills. Other staff that have responsibility for making purchasing decisions, tendering or contract management would also benefit from the course.

How will you benefit from attending?

The event will offer you an opportunity to:

  • develop a practical understanding of key provisions relating to public procurement
  • understand the different procurement procedures when tendering for supplies/services/works contracts
  • be introduced to framework agreements, light touch regime and other key concepts
  • get an update on recent case law and future directions of public procurement in the UK
  • take part in practical exercises/online polls to allow knowledge to be applied to real life scenarios

CPD hours



  • Audit
  • / Central government
  • / Education finance and academies
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Governance
  • / Internal audit
  • / Leadership
  • / Professional development
  • / Risk management
  • / Shared services
  • / Value for money

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