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The Certificate in Public Procurement is a comprehensive introduction to public procurement and focuses on best practice procurement in the public sector and the achievement of value for money within the context of Irish and European Union legislation. The course provides comprehensive detail on all aspects of the procurement process to professionals seeking to enhance their skill base in this important field. It seeks to provide participants with the basic knowledge, skills and tools necessary to ensure an effective and efficient procurement service, which will deliver value for money, manage procurement risks and ensure compliance with all national and EU procurement regulations. It is offered by the IPA in association with Achilles Procurement Services.

Certificate in Public Procurement

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Distance learning supported by attendance at weekday workshops at the IPA in Dublin.

Entry Requirements

Applicants that do not have knowledge/experience of procurement must contact the IPA to determine their suitability for this programme. Interviews may be held. 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

€4,500 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments. 

Progression

Successful students can further their studies in Public Procurement with the Diploma in Public Procurement.

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The Programme

The Certificate in Public Procurement is a comprehensive introduction to public procurement and focuses on best practice procurement in the public sector and the achievement of value for money within the context of Irish and European Union legislation. The course provides comprehensive detail on all aspects of the procurement process to professionals seeking to enhance their skill base in this important field. It seeks to provide participants with the basic knowledge, skills and tools necessary to ensure an effective and efficient procurement service, which will deliver value for money, manage procurement risks and ensure compliance with all national and EU procurement regulations. It is offered by the IPA in association with Achilles Procurement Services.

Is This Programme for you?

The course is specifically designed for public sector officials engaged in the procurement of supplies, works and services. 

Subjects

This Certificate covers the following topics:

Foundation – Principles and Rules 
  • Principles and Regulations 
  • Defining Contract Types 
  • Procedures 
  • Different Types of Notices
Assessment Processes 
  • Selection Criteria 
  • Award Criteria 
  • Framework Agreements/Panels/Lists 
  • Remedies Legislation
Value for Money, Planning and Procurement Strategy 
  • Principles of Good Procurement 
  • Value for Money 
  • Procurement Planning 
  • Procurement Strategy
Tender Documentation and Tendering Process 
  • Tender Documentation 
  • Request for Tenders 
  • Tender Receipt, Opening and Evaluation
Debriefing, Risk Management, Ethics and Corporate Governance 
  • Risk Assessment and Management 
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Governance 
  • Debriefing 
  • Contract Terms and Conditions
Assessment

Award of the Certificate is based on the successful completion of three assignments, a work-based project and a three hour, closed book examination.

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 / 2018

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