A course for Councillors and Clerks

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: £25.00 per delegate

Bookings: Book via EventBrite

Outline of the Event

Date of Training: Thursday 18 April 2024

Time of Training: 10am – 2:30pm including 30-minute lunch break

Training Cost: £25.00 per delegate

Delivery: Online Zoom

Course Title: ‘Demystifying the Procurement Process’

Clerks, RFOs and Councillors alike will find this event of enormous benefit to learn more about the Procurement Act 2023, procurement processes and considerations for issuing tender documents, how local councils should assess their suppliers and evaluate tenders received.

As the new financial year for local councils starts, come along and find out more about how to effectively procure, contract and finance projects for your Council.

Course Itinerary



Introductions and Housekeeping

10:15am – 11:45am

Understanding the procurement process and the legislation (new Procurement Act 2023) and publication of tender opportunities with Henry Swan of HS Procurement Associates Ltd.

11:45am – 12:00pm

Questions and Answers

12:00pm – 12:30pm


12:30pm – 13:15pm

Applying for a Public Works Loan with Hollie Morris and Tim Holt, Policy Officers from Local Government Finance Directorate, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

13:15pm – 13:30pm

Questions and Answers

13:30pm – 14:00pm

How to evaluate tenders received with Karen Chapman from OPR Consulting.

14:00 – 14:30pm

Questions and Answers and learning from others information exchange