An essential guide to public procurement: better prospects and more opportunities

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An essential guide to public procurement: better prospects and more opportunities

Time: April 26, 2017 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, B5 5SE
Event Type: cpd
Organized By: Gursharan Kaur
Latest Activity: Apr 13

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This seminar will look at the importance of understanding the public contracts framework and levels of an engagement. Competition principles, what they are and why, and the regulatory and legislative context will be explored. 

The seminar will provide delegates with an update on competition reforms of the Directives, the principles and contributories, as well as efficiency and effectiveness, SME access and levelling the playing field.

The RIBA Ten Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes will be detailed, including advice on encouraging consortia bid from smaller practices, tips on consultant capability assessment, and selection of suitable building contracts.

Competitive bidding and the bid itself will be explored, including do's and don’ts on practices strengths and weaknesses, content and tone of responses to a tender invite, and identifying pass/fail areas, as well as understanding learning opportunities from the tender evaluation stage and feedback.

The seminar will cover:

  • Background and context
  • The new regulatory environment
  • Pre market engagement
  • RIBA Ten Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes
  • Competitive bidding
  • Understanding a competition, the notice and brief

The final part of the seminar will look at the future of procurement. The question of how change in procurement culture with better competitive processes and practices can be embedded, will be addressed by the speaker and delegates.

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