Events

09 September 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.   
10 September 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.   
16 September 2014
On 16-18 September, leading Nordic utilities and suppliers meet in Oslo to discuss current and future investments, developments and business opportunities. Learn about the Nordic utilities market and speed network with critical members of the industry by booking your place now.   
17 September 2014
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.    
24 September 2014
This programme is aimed at those new to regulated procurement and those who need a reminder their obligations under the EU legislation.  
25 September 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.  
30 September 2014
As Ireland prepares to implement the 2014 EU public procurement Directives (2014/24/EU), this one-day courses cover the main changes affecting every public sector body. 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.  
30 September 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.  
02 October 2014
The Achilles' EU Academy is a series of 6 training modules tailored to the public 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.  
02 October 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.   
08 October 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.  
15 October 2014
Professor Sue Arrowsmith’s frameworks conference is aimed at those responsible for establishing frameworks and anyone who has input into awarding contracts from frameworks. Understand the legal requirements and associated risks with this complex area of regulated procurement legislation and the impact of the new EU Procurement Directives 2014.
16 October 2014
The new Directives will impact upon all stages of the procurement procedure for contracts above the financial thresholds. This will in turn affect the procedures and policies of covered bodies. The Cabinet Office has indicated that it is their intention to transpose the new Directives into domestic legislation within a relatively short period of time. You need to keep abreast of these changes in order to comply with the law.
16 October 2014
This course is aimed at procurement professionals who are responsible for Below Threshold Contracts; Part B Contracts and Service Concession Contracts. It is designed to demonstrate importance of understanding the rules that apply from advertising the contract to awarding the contract, and all the stages in-between.
21 October 2014
This programme will provide participants with the skills to use the eTenders website for the publication of national and EU notices to ensure fully compliant tenders. It will explain in detail the various procedures and features of creating an RFT. In addition it will show the best practice administrative features to be adopted to ensure the site best fits an organisation’s needs.
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
Visit the Achilles FPAL team at the Offshore Energy Conference and Exhibition this October.  
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
This programme is aimed at anyone who awards frameworks or who may award contracts from a framework agreement, examining the risks associated.
12 November 2014
This programme is aimed at those buyers who are seeking clarity and surety around the risky issue of how contracts can be negotiated and where it is appropriate to use either the negotiated or competitive dialogue procedures  
19 November 2014
Visit the Achilles UVDB and 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
Visit the Achilles FPAL team at the EIC Connect Oil and Gas exhibition this November.   
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.  
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
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.


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