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PGDip in Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context
Starting 28 September 2022
Application Deadline 21 September 2022
Starting 28 September 2022

Application Deadline 21 September 2022

Understand the EU procurement regime in the public sector and in other special procurement regimes under EU law

Study with one of the top 10 UK law schools (QS World Rankings)

In Partnership with King's College London


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact James Cullen or call +44 (0) 78 1857 3276

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context

Public Procurement Regulation is undergoing rapid change in the face of the demands presented by Climate Change, Covid and various changes in the broader Trade Landscape. We continue to adapt the course each year to take account of this - some changes may be made each year to the specific content of some Units to give effect to this.

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Scope of the EU Procurement Law Regimes
    - Unit 1: Introduction
    - Unit 2: The Scope of Application of Procurement Law
    - Unit 3: Tender Evaluation
    - Unit 4: Tenderer Selection and Exclusion
    - Unit 5: The Key Underlying EU Law: General principles, Competition and State Aid

  • Module 2 - Introduction to EU Procurement Law and the Processes, Principles and Policies underpinning EU Procurement Law
    - Unit 6: Public Procurement and the Wider Social and Sustainability Agenda
    - Unit 7: The Flexibilities of the System: Procuring Complex Projects or in the Face of Complex Requirements
    - Unit 8: Central Purchasing Bodies and Other Purchasing Systems, Different Models of Framework, Agreements and Issues with Electronic Procurement
    - Unit 9: The Role of Procurement Law in the Performance Phase
    - Unit 10:Utilities Sectors and Concessions, The Particularities of Defence Procurement from Three Perspectives

  • Module 3 - Enforcement and the Wider World
    - Unit 11: Remedies and Challenges for Breach of Procurement Obligations: EU and National Remedies
    - Unit 12: Procurement Law in the Wider World: the GPA Model underpinning Global Procurement, the UNCITRAL Model Law and Requirements imposed by Multilateral Development Banks

What you'll learn

This programme has been specifically designed for professionals wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding of EU procurement law and regulation, while also placing that system within its wider international context.

Benefit from a highly relevant programme that:

  • Details the purpose and effects of procurement regulation in achieving integrity, efficiency and better integrated markets
  • Gives a detailed working knowledge of the EU system of procurement regulation in the public, utility and defence sectors
  • Provides insights into modern procurement methods such as those made possible by electronic procurement and cross-border cooperation
  • Develops your understanding of the expanding scope of policies being driven by procurement such as development of innovation, sustainability requirements and the need to meet the challenges set by new social policy requirements
  • Outlines the wider transnational procurement systems applied by Development Banks and the promotion of further procurement goals through trade agreements and other international measures.

How you'll learn

  • The distance learning Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law Programme is structured into three modules of twelve units.
  • Each unit comes in the form of hard copy print and as a PDF file via the Programme website.
  • Questions will be set at the end of each unit and model answers to these will be sent with the unit that follows. 
  • Units are normally sent by post and overseas students will be sent their material by air courier. Students are expected to engage with the online platform during their studies. 
  • All students will be eligible to attend two optional weekend seminars at King’s College London.

Optional Weekend Seminars

  • There will be an intensive weekend of seminars in March 2022.  
  • The weekend seminars will be held in Central London.
  • Authors will lecture and revise study material during two full days of teaching. 
  • Seminars are recorded to view for those students who cannot attend the seminars. 
  • It is strongly recommended that students benefit from these intensive revision sessions. (The format of the seminars will depend on social distancing measures at the time).
  • The seminars are not compulsory but are very beneficial and provide an excellent opportunity to meet fellow students, the programme director and programme authors.

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