Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

This year’s event will provide guidance on a wide number of practical issues involved in tendering and procurement, and will help you to navigate them. We will explore how to bring or respond to a legal challenge, with practical guidance for those looking to challenge. We will show the selection and award criteria for Green Procurement, including key rules, what to assess and how. We will explore what to pay attention to when issuing contracts to UK Suppliers in light of Brexit, exceeding expenditure on a below EU threshold contract and will look at a number of recent court cases, and what we can take from the findings.

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.

This Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. 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.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Ross McCarthy CEO,

Bringing or Responding to a Legal Challenge Under the Remedies Directive

  • Who can challenge?
  • What remedies are available?
  • What time limits apply?
  • Main phases in a legal challenge
  • Practical guidance for challengers and contracting authorities
  • Alternative challenge regimes

Orlaith Sheehy, Partner, Public Procurement,McCann FitzGerald

Framework Agreements

  • Recent case-law on frameworks
  • How to structure mini-competitions and call-off contracts to minimise litigation risk and comply with fundamental EU principles
  • Obligations for defining award criteria and maximum contract value
  • Frameworks and reporting obligations under Article 84 of the 2014 Procurement Directive

David Browne BL, The Law Library

Green Public Procurement- selection and award criteria

  • Principles & guidance  
  • Green selection criteria – what to assess and how
  • Green award criteria – key rules, importance of weighting, verification  
  • EPA Guidance
  • Other ways to promote green agenda

Peter Curran, Partner, Head of Procurement,Eversheds Sutherland

Case Studies – Procurement Court Cases and the Findings

       • Up to date case studies and their findings

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

Exceeding expenditure on a below EU threshold contract

  • Reasonable value estimates
  • Pre-market engagement
  • Continuity of supply
  • Substantial Modifications
  • Modification Notices

Anna Marie Curran, Partner, A&L Goodbody

BREXIT information and what to pay attention to when issuing contracts to UK Suppliers

  • WTO vs EU vs UK rules
  • Impacts post Brexit
  • References to EU / Choice of Law / Dispute Resolution
  • Force Majeure / Material Adverse Change /Termination Rights
  • Burdens when operating the contract
  • Risks going forward

Paul Davis,Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, DCU

Reform of the CWMF

Angelyn Rowan, Partner Phillip Lee Solicitors

Pre-qualification process

Bruno Herbots, head of the Construction and Procurement Department at Herbots  

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.


Orlaith Sheehy
Partner, Public Procurement, McCann FitzGerald
Dorit McCann
Partner & Head of the EU, Competition & Procurement team at Beauchamps
Anna Marie Curran
Partner at A&L Goodbody
Paul Davis
Head of the Management Group (School) in Faculty of Business, DCU
Bruno Herbots
Head of Construction and Procurement at Herbots
Peter Curran
Partner Head of Procurement, Eversheds Sutherland
Angelyn Rowan
Partner Phillip Lee Solicitors
Ross McCarthy


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.