We are delighted to announce the next round of sessions of The Dublin Chamber Sustainability Academy. This September & October will see the second block of 4 courses in a series of bespoke training opportunities to help you and your business become more environmentally sustainable, the return of our popular Sustainable Dublin 2050 series.
Courses titled Sustainability 101, Carbon Footprinting, and The Circular Economy, will have two, 2.5hr sessions spread over two days and Green Public Procurement will be one day, 2.5 hours. The course will be delivered remotely using webinar technology, in an interactive, classroom style format. These courses are designed for the optimal learning experiences so spaces will be limited to 15 attendees, this will ensure a learning environment conducive to interactivity with peers and the course instructors. These courses are delivered by experts in the field Clearstream Solutions & Bid Services.
Participation in any of the four outlined courses is priced at €150.
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar, Dublin Chamber, . .
Brief Overview of Green Public Procurement Course:
Green Public Procurement training, the first of its kind being provided to the private sector, will be delivered by Bid Services.
Green Public Procurement (GPP) is a process where public authorities seek to source goods, services or works with a reduced environmental impact. The Governments, Climate Action Plan and the EU’s Green Deal will require every public body to have a climate mandate. A key element of such a mandate will be using public procurement to deliver change.
Therefore, all businesses will need to get up to date on how green public procurement will be part of their business development.
Session 1 – October 21st 9.30am – 12pm
Who should attend: Management, Sustainability, Procurement Teams, Key Suppliers
The Trainer for this course will Mary O'Halloran, Procurement Advisor with Bid Services.
Mary has over 30 years’ experience working in the Irish public service. During her career she held positions that have given her a broad experience in both operational and senior, strategic management roles. A former public sector buyer with Office of Government Procurement (OGP) Mary oversaw the establishment of contracts exceeding €60m and is now a senior procurement specialist with Public Procurement Services. During her time with the National Procurement Service (NPS) she established highly successful education programmes for both buyers and suppliers who wish to become involved in public service procurement competitions. As a former public buyer Mary fully understands the challenges facing buyers to achieve value for money for the contracting authority while at the same time adhering to the rules and guidelines surrounding public procurement and is acutely aware of the demands on senior managers to deliver on ever increasing targets with diminishing resources. Mary has provided procurement guidance, support and training to a wide range of public sector bodies such as National Gallery of Ireland, IMMA, Wicklow County Council, OPW, ComReg, Injuries Board, Met Eireann, The Housing Agency, Donegal County Council, Cork County Council, National Museum of Ireland and Leader Companies. Services include the management of end-to-end tendering process (both above and below EU thresholds), supporting public buyers in tender preparation, evaluation, debriefing and contract award/contract management, process audit. Mary has developed and delivered bespoke training programmes for her clients. In addition she is an approved trainer/ mentor under the Go-2- Tender programme where she participated in the delivery of training to 3,000 suppliers and brought practical experience of working with buyers to bear when advising suppliers and visa versa. Mary has maintained close personal contacts with all senior management of the Office of Government Procurement. She is an accredited commercial and workplace