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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

A blend of distance eduaction and 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

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

October 2018

Application Deadline

September 2018

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. 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.

Seminar Dates
  CPP1 CPP2 CPP3
Workshop 1 18 & 19 September 2018 6 & 7 November 2018 22 & 23 January 2019
Workshop 2 15 & 16 October 2018 4 & 5 December 2018 19 & 20 February 2019
Workshop 3 13 & 14 November 2018 15 & 16 January 2019 20 & 21 March 2019
Workshop 4 11 & 12 December 2018 5 & 6 February 2019 30 April & 1 May 2019
Workshop 5 29 & 30 January 2019 5 & 6 March 2019 28 & 29 May 2019
Workshop 6 13 March 2019 13 March 2019 11 June 2019
Examinations 25 April 2019 25 April 2019 25 June 2019

 

Please note that workshop/examination dates may be subject to change. 

Prospectus

Undergraduate Prospectus 2018 / 2019

Full details of IPA undergraduate programmes are also available in our prospectus, which can be viewed or downloaded here.

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