Utility Sector Academy – 5 modules over 5 months

9 Sep 2020 - 3 Dec 2020 - Online course

The Achilles Utility Sector Academy is designed to improve understanding of the principles and objectives of the regulated procurement legislation from the fundamentals of the Treaty Principles and Regulated Procurement Directives to how they translate into legislation and how this can be applied in practice.

The Achilles Utility Sector Academy is a series of 5 one day modules that have proven invaluable in unifying procurement processes and internal governance policies, clarifying knowledge and dispelling misconceptions and myths.

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Who should attend?

This course is aimed at procurement practitioners who are at the beginning of their career or those more experienced who would like to refresh their knowledge.


The Utility Sector Academy modules incorporate 5 full days, with open courses taking 5 months to complete and in-house courses timetabled to suit an organisations own requirements. Each Utility Sector Academy will be delivered by one of our experienced trainers, all with a wealth of knowledge in regulated procurement legislation and practitioner knowledge.
Our team consists of CIPS qualified practitioners and Master degree graduates in Procurement and Procurement Law.

Our courses are delivered as interactive class room based sessions with case studies, scenarios and examples of relevant case law. They are all supported by the Achilles procurement toolkit THEMiS, a web-based EU procurement encyclopaedia, providing guidance, case law, consolidated legislation and the function to ask specific regulated related procurement questions which will be accessible for the duration of the academy.

Over the course of 5 months, we will cover:

Module 1 – Understanding the regulated procurement concept, how to classify and value contract requirements – 20.02.2020

Module 2 – Understanding our markets, how to utilise different routes to market and creating notices in OJEU – 09.09.2020

Module 3 – Selection and award – 06.10.2020

Module 4 – Framework agreements, sustainability and remedies – 17.11.2020

Module 5 – The business game – 03.12.2020



All prices shown are per delegate excluding VAT at the current rate.

For information on the above course or to book, contact themis@achilles.com or Tel: +44 (0)7557 869239.