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South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Legal Aspects & EU Procurement



Course Duration:

1 day


This course is for delivery on an in-house basis. Content described below.


A skilled staff force is key to the delivery of procurement excellence in the South West region.  This series of training modules has been devised to support those working in procurement in the public sector

This event is delivered in partnership with Cordie Ltd


This module has been designed to develop skills, knowledge and understanding as a result of devolved procurement responsibilities and an increasingly complex procurement operating environment


  • Legal & procedural requirements of the EU public procurement directives
  • Public Contracts directive:
    • Application of threshold values and competition requirements
    • Procurement routes –tenders, frameworks & negotiated approaches
    • Best practice tendering
    • Legal challenges –implications for public procurers
    • Selection & Award
  • Remedies directive:
    • 'Alcatel' and managing challenges
  • Freedom of Information Act
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training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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