Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
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About this Conference

This conference will cover dynamic purchasing systems, letters to unsuccessful tenderers, critical errors that often lead to challenges, and how to deal with issues such as inflation during the term of a contract. We will examine the OGP Tender Advisory Service and the EU Remedies Directive, and how they can affect your day-to-day operations. We will also explore the important issues of sustainable and green procurement, and how to navigate the practical challenges of this.

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 procurement, which gives you the opportunity to get your burning questions answered in relation to your specific requirements.

A word from our conference chairperson


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Peter Curran,Partner, Head of Procurement, Eversheds Sutherland

Letters to Unsuccessful Tenderers

  • Duty to give reasons under Regulations and Case Law
  • Debriefings and Additional Information Requests
  • Regulation 84 Reports
  • FOI requests

Fergal Ruane, Partner & Head of Projects and Infrastructure, Byrne Wallace

Procurement Errors- Issues That Lead to Challenges

Anna Marie Curran, Partner, A&L Goodbody

OGP Tender Advisory Service

  • Clarifications in tender processes
  • The role of the Tender Advisory Service (TAS)
  • How it operates
  • Benefits of the TAS for the wider market

Ross McCarthy CEO,

EU Remedies Directive- How and When It Can Be Used

  • Why is the right to access so important?
  • What threatens the right to access?
  • Right to access: transparency tool or privacy threat?
  • How to fix the right to access?

Dr. Aoife Beirne BL, The Law Library

Changes To Contracts, Framework Agreements And Tenders – A Volatile Market

  • Rising prices and inflation during tender periods
  • Inflation during the term of a contract
  • Material change to a concluded contract
  • Exceeding the advertised value of a framework agreement

Orlaith Sheehy, Partner, McCann FitzGerald

Green and Socially Responsible Public Procurement

  • Circular procurement approaches
  • Life cycle costing tools and practices
  • Role of eco- design
  • Main and practical challenges related to SSRP
  • Introducing social considerations throughout the procurement process

Paul Davis, Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, DCU

Competition Law and Transparency Issues In Public Procurement

Dorit McCann, partner and head of our EU, competition & procurement team, Beauchamps

Dynamic Purchasing System

  • Pros and Cons
  • How best to use the DPS?
  • Case study
Peter Brennan, Managing Director, Bid Services

Feedback from our last date in March:

"The full event was excellently delivered; all topics were relevant. I'd say it was probably the best procurement event I've attended in a very long time. Thank you!" Sharon Gallagher, Head of Procurement, TUSLA

"Really enjoyed today's conference, the speakers all have great knowledge and provided great answers to questions asked", Maura, Category Buyer, ESB

"All presentations were informative at a high level", John McCarron, Donegal CountyCouncil

"Relevant current information. Q & A session wasexcellent", Hilary Molloy Procurement Officer, GRETB

"Thank you very much, I found the whole day very informative" Jennie Clinton, Procurement Officer, DDLETB

Who Should Attend?

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.


Peter Curran
Partner Head of Procurement, Eversheds Sutherland
Fergal Ruane
Partner & Head of Projects and Infrastructure, Byrne Wallace
Anna Marie Curran
Partner at A&L Goodbody
Ross McCarthy
Dr. Aoife Beirne
LL.B(Dub) LL.M Cantab) Ph.D (Dub), B.L.
Orlaith Sheehy
Partner, Public Procurement, McCann FitzGerald
Paul Davis
Head of the Management Group (School) in Faculty of Business, DCU
Dorit McCann
Partner & Head of the EU, Competition & Procurement team at Beauchamps
Dr Peter Brennan
Managing Director, Bid Services


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.