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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. 

Certificate in Public Procurement

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This part-time programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend classroom-based seminars and online webinars. They are supported in their studies by various online resources and bespoke course material.

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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

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

October 2022

Application Deadline

September 2022

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 Professional 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. 

Is This Programme for you?

The course is specifically designed for public sector officials engaged in the procurement of supplies, works and services. Participants should have a working knowledge of public sector procurement and should be involved at procurement at national or EU level.

Subjects

This Certificate has five modules.

Introduction: Rules and Concepts
  • Principles and regulations 
  • Defining contract types 
  • Procedures 
Procurement Planning, Risk and Procedures
  • Principles of good procurement
  • Value for money
  • Risk assessment and management

Tender Documentation

  • Key documentation
  • Request for tenders
  • Tender receipt and opening
Evaluation, Award and Conclusion
  • Award criteria
  • Framework agreements
  • Remedies legislation
Contract Management and Corporate Governance 
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Governance 
  • Debriefing 
  • Contract Terms and Conditions
Assessment

Award of the Certificate is based on the successful completion of assignments, a work-based project and a final examination.

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Programme Delivery and Application Form

IPA programmes are part time and generally delivered through a blended learning model.  Students attend classroom-based seminars and online webinars and are supported in their studies by a wide range of course material. Full details on how a particular programme is delivered, including timetables, are provided on registration.

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