MQF/EQF Level 5 – 2 ECTS

EMCS Academy has designed the Award in Public Procurement (a higher education programme) to assist participants in gaining a solid foundation in European and Maltese Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice.

Individuals following this course will be provided with up to date knowledge, skills and proficiencies dealing with public procurement practices.

The overall objective of this training programme is to enhance awareness and knowledge in dealing with public procurement rules and principles.

Accreditation and MQF/EQF level

A CPD Award accredited with MQF/EQF Level 5-2 ECTS Credits by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). The Award in European and Maltese Public Procurement: Rules, Policy and Practice will be awarded to delegates who successfully attend all modules and obtain a minimum pass in the relative assessment.


Total Learning Hours

Whole course: 50 Hours (including contact hours, supervised practice hours, self-study hours, assessment hours)

Module 1: 25 Hours (including contact hours, supervised practice hours, self-study hours, assessment hours)

Module 2: 25 Hours (including contact hours, supervised practice hours, self-study hours, assessment hours)


Learning & Assessment Procedures

A mix of learning methodologies will be used to ensure that that participants are engaged in the learning process throughout the training programme. Various training methods will be adopted throughout the training sessions, including Presentations, Case studies, Group discussions and Workshops.

A summative assessment procedure will be used and this will be applied at the end of each module when the students would have covered all the material covering all learning outcomes. Trainee will be asked to work on a Case study – preparing a comprehensive Tender Dossier (with basic ToRs) using the appropriate templates provided as well as carry out proceedings of a tender evaluation process.

Grading: A (80-100%); B (65-79%); C (50 – 64%); F (0-49%)

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate the various stages of the procurement cycle
  • Undertake a procurement process, including the preparation of a tender dossier for different types of tenders and manage the tender evaluation process
  • Manage contract implementation
  • Detect procurement errors

Course Modules


Module 1

Public Procurement: Legal Framework & Tendering Processes

MQF/EQF Level 5 – 1 ECTS

  • EU Public Procurement Legal Framework
  • National Public Procurement Legal Framework
  • Tendering Processes
  • Preparing a Tender Dossier


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module the learner will:

  • Be aware of the requirements of public procurement regulations;
  • Understand the roles & responsibilities of the various stakeholders involved in the procurement process;
  • Be in a position to distinguish between the different procurement processes;
  • Understand and manage the whole procurement process
  • Have a good understanding of EU and National public procurement regulations;
  • Be knowledgeable on the preparatory requirements for the drafting of a tender document;
  • Have an understanding of how to successfully undertake a tendering process;
  • Be more aware of potential procurement errors which need to be avoided
  • Differentiate between different types of tenders;
  • Complete a tender dossier , using the relevant templates;
  • Manage a tender evaluation process;
  • Develop a plan of action
  • Distinguish the essential elements needed when drafting a tender;
  • Distinguish the  requirements of the different tendering forms and procedures, and the relevant templates;
  • Draft and critically evaluate a tender dossier;
  • Identify the stages of the procurement cycle
  • Explain and critically review the EU and National Public Procurement Legal Frameworks with a view to implement and apply on a national level;
  • Communicate the day to day intricacies of applying different tendering processes;
  • Communicate the  procedures related to the preparation of a tender dossier.
  • Access and work with all online documentation and forms required for the preparation of a tender dossier;
  • Make use of the ePPS platform for uploading and publishing a tender;
  • Publish a tender dossier on the Official Journal

Module 2

Public Procurement: Legal Framework & Tendering Processes

MQF/EQF Level 5 – 1 ECTS

  • Public Procurement: Evaluation and Implementation
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Post Contract Award
  • Irregularities and financial corrections
  • Contract Closure


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module the learner will:

  • Be aware of the potential of irregularities thus attempt to ensure that such irregularities are avoided.
  • Be familiar with the contractual requirements following award of the contract;
  • Have the necessary guidance on the preparatory work required for audits and how to approach such audits;
  • Be attentive to the Do’s and Don’ts throughout the procurement process;
  • Be able to distinguish the role of the various stakeholders involved in the control management structure of EU funded projects and those entities with the authority to undertake audits on such projects;
  • Undertake a successful procurement process;
  • Manage a tender evaluation process, including the drawing up of a tender evaluation report;
  • Measure possible modifications to a contract;
  • Distinguish the key factors in tender bid;
  • Identify and implement contractual obligations;
  • Recognise audit requirements;
  • Assess procurement documents;
  • Aptly communicate the processes required for a tender evaluation;
  • Explain the intricacies of the post-award process and contract closure;
  • Identify and communicate information regarding any irregularities which might occur
  • Successfully carry out contract management, taking all the necessary aspects of this task into consideration and implementing the required processes;
  • Prevent, detect and report any irregularities in the processes followed;
  • Successfully access all required documentation online for the evaluation of bids (received online)
  • Communicate with bidders via specifically designated online channels and platforms
  • Publish results online
  • Navigate online platforms for invoicing and payment procedures

Who is eligible to participate?

Public Administration officers undertaking public procurement in relation to initiatives that are nationally funded and/or EU funded;

Officials from Voluntary Organization implementing projects that are funded from National and/or EU Funds;

Public Administration officers working in Funding Authorities who need to undertake procurement checks;

Public Administration officers wishing to better understand European and Maltese public procurement rules, policy and practices;

Professional advisors in the field.


Entry Requirements

2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications or minimum of 2 years working within a public procurement environment.

Good working knowledge of the English language.

Course Duration & Delivery

The course will be delivered over a 1-month period (part-time).

The training will be delivered in an online format which allows the necessary flexibility for interaction and presentation of the training material, facilitate direct queries and the ability of easily holding group work and discussions in separate online breakout rooms.

The course will be delivered in English.

Start date

October 6, 2021


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