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Direct Award

Direct Award

Online Course


This course is designed to provide delegates with the fundamental understanding of the legitimate provisions for direct award of contracts as provided for via the Procurement Regulations. Direct award of contracts is high risk and the courts approach is of a strict interpretation of the law, hence on completion of the course delegates will have a clear understanding of the practical process that should be undertaken to ensure the procurement rules are not violated and be aware of some of the hidden risks associated with this high risk procedure.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for newcomers to regulated procurement, procurement practitioners, legal advisors, contract managers and operational stakeholders.


· Examine Regulation 32, use of the Negotiated procedure without Prior Publication

· Identify contracts that are excluded from the legislation

· Key Case law regarding Direct Award

·Direct Award via Framework Agreements

· Direct Award via Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)

· Explain Regulation 72, when we can legally modify existing contract

· When we can utilities the Accelerated Open procedure

· Changing Procurements to take account of COVID-19

· The process for a formal legal challenge

· Remedies for illegal direct award

· Questions

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