• Focusing On: Contracts – Public Procurement Rules – Contingency Plans – Creating Resilience in Your Systems & Supply Chain

A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event 

Date: 24th June 2021

This conference will delve deep into healthcare purchasing, contracts and look at value-based innovation procurement for improving patient outcomes, innovating care delivery, and making healthcare systems more sustainable and affordable.

The recent pandemic has shown us we need to be prepared for everything and anything and the need to be far more advanced with systems, contingency plans and creating resilience going forward

This is unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

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This conference will be of real interest and benefit to all who work in healthcare services who have responsibility for contracts and purchasing of services, medicinal products, devices, Lab equipment, bio engineering machinery, consumables to name just a few

Full Day Programme 

Opening Remarks & Conference Chair


Overview on EU Medical Devices Regulation – Overview on Brexit From a Regulatory Perspective and how the UK is diverging from the EU rules.

Speaker: Dr Caroline Dore Geraghty, Director of Medical Devices, NSAI (National Standards Authority Of Ireland)

  • EU Rules on medical devices
  • BREXIT – How the UK is diverging from the EU medical device regulation.
Public procurement of medicinal products

Speaker: Dorit McCann, Partner and Head of EU, Competition & Procurement, Beauchamps Solicitors

  • Public Procurement Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • Drafting Selection and Award Criteria
  • What to do in the case of very unique products where there is no similar supplier to create competition
Procurement challenges – what do healthcare procurers and suppliers need to know?

Speaker: Orlaith Sheehy, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald

  • Challenging non-compliance with the EU Procurement rules – Overview of procurement challenges
  • Recent case law
  • Lifting the automatic suspension
Purchasing of healthcare supplies and services in urgent circumstances under the Public Procurement rules

Speaker: Peter Curran, Partner, Head of Procurement, Eversheds Sutherland

  • Lessons from the UK
  • European Commission Guidance
  • How and when to accelerate new procurements
  • Amending existing contracts
Purchase Contracts on Medical equipment – Drafting contracts/agreements for medical devices and consumables
Drafting Contracts for Service, consumables, and reagents
Lifetime of equipment
Value-based procurement (VBP)
Stock out situations – dealing with them in the contract
Lab equipment, bio engineering machinery/consumables – HSE frameworks – going out to competition
Creating resilience in your supply chain

: Dr Caroline Dore Geraghty Dr Caroline Dore Geraghty

Director of Medical Devices, NSAI

Dr Caroline Dore Geraghty is the director of medical devices for the National standards authority of Ireland.

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Prior to taking up this role Caroline was the chief clinical evaluator for NSAI. She is actively involved at European level in the creation of guidance documents pertaining to the medical device regulation.

Caroline is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, she is a medically trained doctor who has over 10 years post graduate medical experience in a variety of medical specialities, she has worked in the hospital and clinic setting. Caroline holds a masters of science degree in Allergy and a higher diploma in dermatology.

This event is hosted by CURAM, SFI funded Center for Research in Medical Devices, in collaboration with BioExel, Enterprise Ireland funded Medtech Accelerator will co-host this industry-targeted seminar delivered by National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), Ireland’s official standards body.

Dorit McCannDorit McCann

Partner and Head of EU, Competition & Procurement, Beauchamps Solicitors

Dorit is a Partner & Head of the EU, Competition & Procurement team at Beauchamps.
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She has over 20 years’ experience advising public, utility and private sector clients on all aspects of procurement and competition law. Dorit has extensive experience advising clients on a wide range of procurement issues, including large scale and complex projects and developments. Dorit advises on procurement strategy and execution, selection and award criteria, evaluation methodology and scoring matrix, debrief requirements as well as procurement complaints and challenges.

Orlaith SheehyOrlaith Sheehy

Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald

Orlaith Sheehy is a senior associate in McCann FitzGerald, advising primarily on public procurement law.
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Orlaith has experience in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of tender processes, together with invaluable insight into the political environment in which public sector bodies operate. Orlaith advises clients on competitions run under the Public Sector Regulations, the Utilities Regulations and the Concessions Regulations, as well as processes governed by domestic law and the general principles of EU law.

She has experience of major infrastructure and operations procurement processes, together with complex ICT and outsourcing projects, and has also been involved in defending a number of legal challenges to procurement processes. Orlaith has lectured on public procurement, including as part of the Public Affairs Ireland Project Management Course and the Kings Inns Diploma in Public Procurement.

Peter CurranPeter Curran

Partner, Head of Procurement, Eversheds Sutherland

Peter Curran is a Partner in the Projects and Infrastructure Group of Eversheds Sutherland in Dublin, Ireland. He heads our Public Procurement Law team.

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Peter has extensive experience of advising public and private sector organisations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on the procurement of projects and contracts across various sectors, including transport, waste, education, technology, communications, social housing, health and energy. He has advised awarding authorities, funders and bidders on some of the most significant procurement exercises on the island of Ireland in recent years.

He also advises on procurement litigation and has been involved in a number of the leading cases, both challenging and defending award decisions.

Peter has been recognised for his procurement expertise by leading independent directories such as Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. The latter publication ranked Peter among the top five ‘Thought Leaders’ in Europe on Government Contracts in 2017.

Peter has a background in technology and communications law, having been legal counsel to Vodafone Ireland for six years. He has extensive experience of advising on regulatory, commercial and contractual matters in the areas of electronic/mobile commerce, data protection and privacy, outsourcing, gaming, broadcasting and telecoms.

Peter counts among his clients various Government Departments, public bodies, utilities and leading industry players across a range of sectors in Ireland, Northern Ireland and further afield.

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award



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