Introduction to Procurement and Procedure


Theme: Public Procurement and State Aid

28 June 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson Nottingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Sharpe Pritchard and Browne Jacobson

Course overview

This will be basic introduction to procurement law. Looking at why there are rules and where they come from. A review of the basics that you need to understand as a practitioner new the area and will include interactive examples of key documents to help delegates get to grips with drafting points

Suitable audience:

Newly qualified lawyers, those new to the area or those more qualified lawyers who do not regularly practice in procurement.

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Session 1:
Fundamental treaty principles
The various procurement procedures
Selection stage
Award Criteria
How bidders might challenge a process

Session 2:
How to conduct soft market testing
How to draft / review a specification
How to draft / review an evaluation model

Interactive elements

Opportunities to look and draft key parts of documents, case studies and a quiz.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

B4 Draft documents

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Peter Ware – Peter specialises in complex procurement, shared services, outsourcing and public sector joint ventures.

Prior to joining Browne Jacobson, Peter worked as a special projects adviser for Nottinghamshire County Council. His extensive knowledge of local authority law and his time leading major projects has given experience in advising all types of public bodies on commercial matters, in particular their public procurement, PPP and commercial work.
He is Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the Procurement Lawyers Association and on the editorial board of the CIPFA online procurement portal.

Hector Wakefield – Hector advises public sector clients on the procurement process, as well as advising on a variety of issues arising from works and services contracts. He also has experience advising private sector clients, charities and museums.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.