Utility Sector EU Academy

30 May 2019 - 26 Sep 2019 - Achilles Aberdeen

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

The Achilles Utility Sector EU 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.


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 EU 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 EU Academy will be delivered by one of our experienced trainers, all with a wealth of knowledge in EU 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 EU 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 EU concept, how to classify and value contract requirements -30.05.2019

Module 2 – Understanding our markets, how to utilise different routes to market and creating notices in OJEU – 02.07.2019

Module 3 – Selection and award – 30.07.2019

Module 4 – Framework agreements, sustainability and remedies – 29.08.2019

Module 5 – The business game – 26.09.2019



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)1224 337536