Public Sector Tendering & Procurement Conference 2020

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Public Sector Tendering & Procurement

Conference 2020

Hear new up-to-date information from the country’s leading experts on how to navigate the key problem areas of the public procurement process

 

• Contract Extensions & Modifications in the COVID19 Pandemic

• Impact on Strategic Supply Chains in Public Procurement - A Covid 19 example

• The New Public Spending Code • Green Procurement

• OGP Guidelines under €25k Threshold: More clarity

• What freedoms are there under the light touch regime for contracts above the €750k threshold - Examples?

• How to get creative for Annex XIV contracts below the €750k threshold

 

 

CPD Certified

 

Date: 10th September

 

Attendance Options:

IN PERSON: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

VIRTUALLY: Via our online interactive stream

We will be taking every measure to ensure social distancing is comfortably maintained while attending our events.

 

 

The public procurement process is often a minefield to navigate and the recent pandemic has created a whole new set of issues, this year’s conference will offer strategic insights and valuable advice from the country’s leading experts, on how to navigate a number of key areas of the public procurement process and what affects Covid-19 will have on public procurement going forward.

 

By attending this event you will learn important issues in the process such as:

How to write specifications, award criteria, pricing methodology – Important do's and don'ts you may not have considered
The impact of Brexit and how to be prepared for it
Green Procurement
FOI requests for procurement competition documents
Creative ways to include green procurement in an RFT
CWMF – Important Roles & Responsibilities
What constitutes a legal challenge, and what are the steps involved
Contract Extensions & Modifications in the COVID19 Pandemic
Impact on Strategic Supply Chains in Public Procurement - A Covid 19 example

 

 

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Feedback from our past procurement conferences:

 

Well organised, good location, early presentations were particularly good due to their practical nature – Very relevant – James Loughlin, Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government

Very informative and comprehensive day – Shaun Byrne, Brown Fire Protection

Very well run and informative event – Denise Madden, Fingal County Council

Well-presented conference with a wide variety of speakers from different backgrounds – Joshua Reilly, Arup

Very good, presentations were good times/duration and good atmosphere overall throughout the day – Aisling Hall, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

 

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SAVE €100 BY BOOKING THE EARLY BIRD RATE TODAY

 

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised

 

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Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4pm

 

Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Eoin Lonergan, Independent Procurement Expert 

 

The new public spending code and the requirement for business cases.

OGP Guidelines under €25k Threshold: More clarity

What freedoms are there under the light touch regime for contracts above the €750k threshold? Examples?

How to get creative for Annex XIV contracts below the €750k threshold.

Speaker: Philip Lee, Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors

 

Interaction between land developments/ land sales and public procurement

Speakers: Fergal Ruane, Partner & Head of Projects and Infrastructure, ByrneWallace

Land rich and cash poor - want to leverage assets
Relevant Case Law
Key Considerations
Typical forms of agreement used for such transactions in the market

 

Contract Extensions & Modifications in the COVID19 Pandemic - Guidance on developing award criteria and conducting evaluations

Speaker: Dorit McCann, partner and head of our EU, competition & procurement team, Beauchamps

Specifications, selection and award criteria – do's and don'ts
Contract extensions and modifications in the COVID19 crisis – what is permitted under the Regulations?

 

Green Procurement – How can procurers safely incorporate sustainability goals into their purchasing?

Speaker: Orlaith Sheehy, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald

Green policy – what is expected of procurers?
How to build green issues into a procurement process:

Selection and award criteria
Technical specifications
Contract performance conditions

 

Procurement and Brexit – What do you need to be prepared for? Material cost hikes etc.?

Speaker: Paul Davis, Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, DCU

- Recent Announcements – Will the proposed Visa program have an impact on delivery of services? How will this affect procurement?

- How to include customs charges into an RFT

- Cross border interest after Brexit

- Impact on Strategic Supply Chains in Public Procurement - A Covid 19 example

 

FOI Request & Procurement – Feedback Letters Do’s & Don’ts – Identifying Abnormally Low Tenderers

Speaker: Patrick McGovern, Retired Partner, Arthur Cox

-FOI requests for procurement competition documents

-Drafting feedback letters             – Do's and don'ts

- Regret letters

- Content for notification letters

- How to handle additional information (including meeting) requests

-What constitutes a legal challenge - the steps involved - What you need to receive to know it is a challenge, is it legal proceedings or emails or hardcopy correspondence, a legal notice Reg 8 etc.

-Identifying and Dealing with Abnormally Low Tenders

 

Innovation Procurement - PCP and PPI processes

Speaker: Bruno Herbots, Head of Construction Team, Herbots Solicitors

 

Latest case law & impact of these decisions

-Interpreting the case law from the CJEU

-Contracts concluded between public bodies in different member states

 

Panel Discussion to Focus on;

Safe Harbours for variations, exceptions etc.
The use of Framework Agreements - Award criteria for mini-competitions and call-off contracts (under framework agreements).
Negotiated procedure
R&D exemption
Electronic Catalogues
Dynamic Purchasing Systems (“DPS”)
CWMF

 

Who Should Attend?

 

This event would be very relevant to those involved in the process of procuring public work or awarding public contracts. This includes government departments, local authorities, semi state agencies, consultants, contractors dealing with public construction projects, procurement / purchasing managers in hospitals & healthcare, housing, universities, as well legal experts and service providers tendering for projects who want to improve their understanding on how the system works, and how they can improve their success when tendering.

Why Should I Attend?

 

You will hear from the country’s leading experts on the key challenges and solutions regarding the public procurement process in 2020 and beyond
You will gain a far greater understanding of the complex legal side of the public sector procurement process
You will have the opportunity to ask specific questions to our speaker panel, ensuring you leave with real, applicable and practical knowledge
Meet and network with other procurement professionals, and potentially gain new insights, new contacts and new business
Gain valuable CPD hours towards your professional development
Gain access to all presentations, which may prove an invaluable resource
Enjoy refreshments and a full sit-down lunch in the comfortable setting of one of Dublin’s best hotels

 

CPD Points

 

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees after the conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will .