Events

22 October 2014
This programme is aimed at anyone who has an input into completing an official OJEU notice, focussing on key areas and highlighting areas of risk.
22 October 2014
On 15 January 2014 the European Parliament voted to adopt three new Directives, which will replace the existing Public Sector and Utilities Directives and introduces a new Directive for works and service concessions. These Directives have since been published in OJEU (28th of March 2014) and came into force on the 17th of April this year.
23 October 2014
As Ireland prepares to implement the 2014 EU Utilities directives (20014/25/EU), this one-day courses cover the main changes affecting the utilities sector. From new procedures and documentation requirements to new opportunities to use procurement strategically, participants will become familiar with the important reforms and what they mean in practice.    
28 October 2014
We are pleased to announce that we are offering FPAL suppliers the opportunity to meet with a member of the Achilles FPAL Team for a free 20 minute 1:1 appointment during the exhibition.  
29 October 2014
This programme is aimed at all anybody who has an input into deciding what selection and award criteria is relevant for each new tender opportunity. 
29 October 2014
This programme will explain the basic documents to be included in any tender pack so that tender documents are clearly understood and result in efficient administration of the tender process. A comprehensive pack of templates will be provided. The course will also review the Office of Government Procurement templates for Goods and Services and explain their key components and the areas which need to be completed by contracting authorities. After this course, participants will be in a position to assemble a comprehensive procurement set of documents for the operation of an effective procurement which are suitable for internal review and external auditors.  
30 October 2014
This programme is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of key EU procurement issues, providing a refresher of the rules as a whole and focussing on popular topics.
04 November 2014
This course is aimed at procurement professionals who require an update on recent case law, how it changes the directives, current trends in challenges.
04 November 2014
On 15 January 2014 the European Parliament voted to adopt three new Directives, which will replace the existing Public Sector and Utilities Directives and introduces a new Directive for works and service concessions. These Directives have since been published in OJEU (28th of March 2014) and came into force on the 17th of April this year.
05 November 2014
Visit the Achilles FPAL team at the PILOT Share Fair this November.  
06 November 2014
This one-day programme will review the various model forms, the different types of documents required and the procedure being used. It will explain the construction website (www.constructionprocurement.gov.ie) in addition to highlighting the key areas to be completed by contracting authorities. 
11 November 2014
This programme aims to equip participants with the tools to manage contracts effectively. It will highlight the key risks areas to be managed in ensuring contracts run effectively. It will provide a comprehensive understanding of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) concept, participants will learn how to go about developing an SLA, the benefits which accrue from SLAs. They will also nderstand what should be included in an SLA and the metrics which work. The course will go through a specific case study.
12 November 2014
In April this year, a new Directive came into force to regulate the award of concessions by public and utilities sector buyers.
12 November 2014
This programme is aimed at anyone who awards frameworks or who may award contracts from a framework agreement, examining the risks associated.
18 November 2014
The Achilles' EU Academy is a series of 5 training modules tailored to the Utilities sector. It provides procurement professionals with a level of training that ensures full understanding of the complexities of EU procurement legislation from first principles through to complex EU projects.  
19 November 2014
Book a free 1 to 1 appointment with the Carbon Team at The Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX) this November.
19 November 2014
This programme will provide a detailed analysis of the requirements of the Public Sector and Utility Directives 2004/18/EC and 2004/17/EC and the corresponding Irish regulations. Participants will be provided with a clear understanding of the national and EU procurement regimes, equipping them with the skills necessary to carry out contract award procedures successfully. Particular emphasis will be placed on selection and award criteria, rules, weightings and evaluations as well as the various procedures available. In addition, the impact of the remedies legislation and notification requirements will be explained. 
25 November 2014
On 15 January 2014 the European Parliament voted to adopt three new Directives, which will replace the existing Public Sector and Utilities Directives and introduces a new Directive for works and service concessions. These Directives have since been published in OJEU (28th of March 2014) and came into force on the 17th of April this year.
25 November 2014
We are pleased to announce that we are offering FPAL suppliers the opportunity to meet with a member of the Achilles FPAL Team for a free 20 minute 1:1 appointment during the exhibition.  
25 November 2014
This programme will provide participants with an understanding of the risks to be managed in evaluation of tenders, the records to be kept, the content of compliant notification letters and the information required throughout the process. Participants will be provided with a checklist for evaluation along with template evaluation sheets and notification letters.  
26 November 2014
NOF Energy in partnership with Enterprise Ireland are organising a two-day event in Dublin.  The event will bring UK and Irish oil & gas supply chain companies together to network, share knowledge and form potential partnerships in the future.   
27 November 2014
This programme will give experienced procurement professionals a fuller understanding of when and how framework agreements can best be used. It explains the mechanisms for establishing and operating panels & framework agreements and deciding whether single or multiple operator frameworks are appropriate in any given case. It will also provide delegates with an understanding ofhow to operate centrally established frameworks in line with Circular 16/13. Sample templates will be provided.
09 December 2014
The Achilles EU Services team will be attending the Government Procurement Summit to showcase our EU Procurement Legislation service offering to the Public Sector.  
09 December 2014
This one-day programme will review the various model forms, the different types of documents required and the procedure being used. It will explain the construction website (www.constructionprocurement.gov.ie) in addition to highlighting the key areas to be completed by contracting authorities.  
10 December 2014
This programme will provide a detailed analysis of the requirements of the Public Sector and Utility Directives 2004/18/EC and 2004/17/EC and the corresponding Irish regulations. Participants will be provided with a clear understanding of the national and EU procurement regimes, equipping them with the skills necessary to carry out contract award procedures successfully. Particular emphasis will be placed on selection and award criteria, rules, weightings and evaluations as well as the various procedures available. In addition, the impact of the remedies legislation and notification requirements will be explained. 
11 December 2014
This programme is aimed at those new to regulated procurement and those who need a reminder their obligations under the EU legislation.
13 January 2015
This programme is aimed at all anybody who has an input into deciding what selection and award criteria is relevant for each new tender opportunity.  
20 January 2015
This programme is aimed at those new to regulated procurement and those who need a reminder their obligations under the EU legislation.  
22 January 2015
On 15 January 2014 the European Parliament voted to adopt three new Directives, which will replace the existing Public Sector and Utilities Directives and introduces a new Directive for works and service concessions. These Directives have since been published in OJEU (28th of March 2014) and came into force on the 17th of April this year.
12 February 2015
On 15 January 2014 the European Parliament voted to adopt three new Directives, which will replace the existing Public Sector and Utilities Directives and introduces a new Directive for works and service concessions. These Directives have since been published in OJEU (28th of March 2014) and came into force on the 17th of April this year.  
12 February 2015
his programme is aimed at anyone who has an input into completing an official OJEU notice, focusing on key areas and highlighting areas of risk. 
26 February 2015
This programme is aimed at anyone who awards frameworks or who may award contracts from a framework agreement, examining the risks associated.
26 February 2015
This programme is aimed at anyone who has an input into completing an official OJEU notice, focussing on key areas and highlighting areas of risk.
12 March 2015
This programme is aimed at those practitioners who are seeking clarity when negotiation is appropriate, the procedures’ available and how to undertake each stage in the negotiation process.   
19 March 2015
On 15 January 2014 the European Parliament voted to adopt three new Directives, which will replace the existing Public Sector and Utilities Directives and introduces a new Directive for works and service concessions. These Directives have since been published in OJEU (28th of March 2014) and came into force on the 17th of April this year.  
19 March 2015
On 15 January 2014 the European Parliament voted to adopt three new Directives, which will replace the existing Public Sector and Utilities Directives and introduces a new Directive for works and service concessions. These Directives have since been published in OJEU (28th of March 2014) and came into force on the 17th of April this year.  
25 March 2015
The Supplier Conference will review the upcoming changes to the legislation for both the public and utilities sector.  It will also update suppliers on all they need to know for successful engagement with potential customers.
26 March 2015
This programme is aimed at those new to regulated procurement and those who need a reminder their obligations under the EU legislation.  


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