A one-day conference
Live Virtual Event
Date: 10th March 2021
The Public Procurement Process is full of complications and changing requirements which can be quite difficult to navigate through. This year’s conference will offer insights into the procurement process in the areas of e-tenders, sustainable and green procurement, tender specifications, evaluations and the impact of Brexit and Covid-19.
If you are involved in the Public Procurement process, this event will be an invaluable resource, you will have access to the country’s leading experts in the area of procurement, which gives you the opportunity to get your burning questions answered in relation to your specific requirements.
This event would be very relevant to those involved in the process of procuring public work or awarding public contracts. This includes government departments, local authorities, semi state agencies, consultants, contractors dealing with public construction projects, procurement / purchasing managers in hospitals & healthcare, housing, universities, as well legal experts and service providers tendering for projects who want to improve their understanding on how the system works, and how they can improve their success when tendering.
Full Day Programme
|Opening Remarks & Conference Chair
Brendan Barrett, Communications Consultant
|Procurement Case Law
Speaker: Dorit McCann, partner and head of our EU, competition & procurement team, Beauchamps
|How to detect and deal with bid-rigging?
Speaker: Anna Marie Curran, Partner, A&L Goodbody
|IP rights in Public Procurement
Speaker: Orlaith Sheehy, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald
|Writing a Tender Specification
Speaker: Peter Brennan Managing Director, Bid Services
|Socially Responsible and Green Public Procurement
Speaker: Peter Curran, Partner, Head of Procurement, Eversheds Sutherland
|Public Procurement in Europe after Brexit
Speaker: Fergal Ruane, Partner & Head of Projects and Infrastructure, ByrneWallace
|COVID-19, contracts and unmet milestones
Speaker: Paul Davis, Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, DCU
|The National approach to e-Invoicing
Speaker: Bruno Herbots, Head of Construction Team, Herbots Solicitors
|Capital Works Management Framework time for modernisation?
Speaker: Éamonn Conlon, SC
Partner & Head of the EU, Competition & Procurement team at Beauchamps
Dorit is a Partner & Head of the EU, Competition & Procurement team at Beauchamps.Read more
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.
Senior associate in McCann FitzGerald
Orlaith Sheehy is a senior associate in McCann FitzGerald, advising primarily on public procurement law.
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.
Director of the Alliance for Insurance Reform
Fergal Ruane is partner and Head of the ByrneWallace Projects and Infrastructure team.Read more
Fergal has over 20 years’ experience advising both public and private bodies in the areas of construction and public procurement law and has advised on a vast array of large, medium and small scale projects in the transport, data centre, ICT, health, energy, residential, commercial and concession sectors.
In particular, he has extensive experience advising on a variety of public procurement, construction, PPP, infrastructure and commercial matters including consultancy and construction contracts, development/project agreements, framework agreements, tender documents, operation, maintenance and commercial contracts and related security documents.
Prior to joining ByrneWallace, Fergal previously worked in the Railway Procurement Agency (now known as Transport Infrastructure Ireland) where he was Head of the Legal Team and Secretary for the Agency for over 7 years. He has also trained and held senior positions in a number of top 10 Irish corporate law firms in Dublin.”
Dr. Paul Davis
Head of the Management Group (School) in Faculty of Business in DCU
Dr. Davis is Head of the Management Group (School) in Faculty of Business in DCU.Read more
He is Program Director for the MSc in E-Commerce having previously completed 8 years as Program Director of the MSc in Strategic Procurement and the MSc in International Management. He has completed lecturing assignments at UCSC, Italy, ESB, Germany, QMUL/BUPT, Beijing, China. He is currently Chair and director of the Global Standard for Purchasing and Supply Chain Education. He is a past council member and past president for the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management.
He has previously been seconded to the Health Service Executive ICT Strategy Unit, advising on procurement strategy and market engagement. He has been on the Procurement for Innovation working group and was responsible for the delivery of the research that led to the publication of the 10 Step Guide to Smarter Procurement. He served on the Advisory Board to the National Procurement Service at the OPW. Dr. Davis was lead PI in DCU for the Winning in Tendering Project The project has a budget of €3.7 million euro. The project was a strategic project aimed at transforming the public tendering experience of Small Indigenous Suppliers in the Ireland / Wales region.
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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CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.