Public Procurement Training

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                                         Public Procurement Training

 How to create effective tender documents, manage the procurement process and what to consider when debriefing unsuccessful bidders


21st MAY 2021





This training course will offer expert, experience-driven and practical guidance on how to create effective tenders, how to ensure your documentation is in order and pitfalls to avoid, and how to get the selection and award criteria right from the start.


We will also show you how to manage the process in greater detail, from dealing with queries and communications with bidders, spotting and addressing potential conflicts of interest, and common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to evaluations. We will also examine debriefing, including standstill letter requirements, essential “do’s and don’ts” in debriefing meetings, and common pitfalls to avoid.


If you are involved in public procurement in any capacity, this one-day training course should provide great value. You will gain insights from a highly experienced senior associate from one of Ireland’s leading law firms and get a chance to ask questions relating to specific issues you may have experienced.




What you will learn;


  • Preparing procurement documentation
    • Picking the right process
    • Getting the selection and award criteria right
    • Practical considerations
    • Common pitfalls in preparing documents – do’s and don’ts


  • Managing the procurement process
    • The Article 84 report
    • Queries and communications with bidders
    • Dealing with conflicts of interest
    • Making robust decisions (e.g. failing tenderers)
    • Common pitfalls in evaluations


  • Debriefing
    • Standstill letter requirements
    • Debrief meetings – do’s and don’ts
    • Common pitfalls in debriefing





Emma Hinds, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald


Emma is an experienced solicitor advising on a wide range of public procurement matters.  She has experience on the contentious and non-contentious sides of procurement. On the non-contentious side, Emma has experience in providing advices to public sector, utilities sector and private sector clients on the conducting and running of public procurement processes by public authorities, advising on matters arising during the course of the competitive process, drafting tender documents and drafting of public service contracts. Emma has specialist expertise in public procurement disputes, and has been involved in many high-profile procurement challenges. This experience giver her an insight into the issues within a procurement procedure that are most likely to turn into a challenge, and how best to guard against them.


Lauren MacLean, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald


Lauren specialises in public procurement law has a range of high-quality experience in the area of EU Procurement law working for public sector, utility sector and private sector clients across Ireland and the UK.  She has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of the procurement process, from the application of the procurement rules, advertisement and choice of procurement process, selection and award stages right through to contract award and standstill, including both defending and initiating procurement challenges.





This topic will be very relevant to those involved in the process of procuring public work, or awarding public contracts, who wants an understanding of the legal process of awarding contracts and challenging decisions. Relevant to procurement managers in the public sector, state & semi-state bodies, those dealing with public construction contracts, procurement/purchasing managers in hospitals & healthcare, housing, and anyone who is responsible for procuring, awarding or debriefing public contracts.




On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance in Public Procurement. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full Public Procurement course pack to refer back to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.




Date:     21st May 2021
Times:    9.30am to 3.30pm



An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €525. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation, Public Procurement Training pack and Certificate of Attendance.

CMG work with a number of Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks, please get in touch with your local network for funding opportunities.





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