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ESPD Basic Level - Afternoon Session

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Scottish Federation Of Housing Associations

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What is this course about?

The SFHA are delighted to offer a series of Procurement Skills Training Courses, funded through a collaboration with Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA).

There have been significant changes in public procurement over the past couple of years. For the purposes of procurement legislation and rules, housing associations are classified as public sector organisations.

One of the key changes is the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) which is a standard form for use by all EU member states. This replaces pre-qualification questionnaires (PPQ), and should make the process of bidding for a public contract easier. Its main purpose is to remove some of the barriers to participation in public procurement, especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's).

From April 2016, all Scottish public bodies must issue and accept the ESPD form for all procurement exercises above the EU threshold. It is also deemed as good practice to use the ESPD for all other procurement rather than the PQQ.

In this introductory session, you will go through all the sections in the ESPD to get a basic understanding of when each section should be used and to this will allow you to gain knowledge and experience of the whole ESPD process, documents and Standard Statement Documents that comes in tandem with the ESPD.

How do I book a place?

This training is FREE to attend.

Booking is limited to:

  • SFHA members only (Includes subsidiaries/social enterprises)
  • SPA members

Places for each training session are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited to a maximum of 2 people per organisation for each topic

About the Venue

The training will take place at SFHA's offices in Glasgow city Centre.

What will I learn and take back to my organisation?

  • Introduction to the ESPD process
  • A walk though of each section
  • An understanding of when and how to use the ESPD

You will also receive

  • A training certificate
  • Relevant documents and links in relation to ESPD

What can I do next?

Other related courses that may increase your procurement knowledge, understanding and skills, include:

  • ESPD - Advanced
  • PCS (Journey) 1 - Quick Quotes
  • PCS (Journey) 2 - Scotland Notices – PCS Website (Non OJEU)
  • PCS (Journey) 3 - OJEU Notices
  • Collaborative Procurement

For dates of the other courses please see SFHA Whats On

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