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22 Nov, SFHA Offices, Glasgow

ESPD Advanced Level - AM - Glasgow
SFHA Offices, Glasgow

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Wed, 22 Nov from
09:30 to 12:30 (BST)


SFHA Offices
149 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NW

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.

This advanced session will go through the ESPD in detail and provide examples of how to use the ESPD, particularly in the Restricted Procedure when you need to score the ESPD under Part IV. Selection criteria using A: Suitability, B: Economic and financial standing, C: Technical and professional ability, D: Quality assurance schemes and environmental management standards & using E: Global indication for all selection criteria.

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?

  • Indepth learning on ESPD process
  • An understanding of Restricted Procedure
  • 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:

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

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