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What is the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) vision?

The Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) aims:

‘To produce evidence-based world class research, in order to influence the uptake of innovative public procurement policies which remove the barriers to small indigenous suppliers (SISs) engaging efficiently and effectively in the public procurement process’.

Follow the link for the video interview of Professor Dermot Cahill, Director of the Institute.


What can the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) do for the Procurement Professional?

The Institute is currently working alongside a wide range of procurement professionals both within the public and private sector. The Institute receives excellent cooperation from its partners when carrying out national and international projects. The Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) can:
  1. Help you benefit from better quality offerings from suppliers

  2. Save you valuable resources, via innovative, lean procurement methods that are designed to improve procurement processes whilst staying within the boundaries of the law.

  3. Assist you in the design of tender documentation, particularly where there is a need to remove unnecessary barriers for suppliers.

  4. Increase the skills of your procurement staff through a number of innovative high level certified training programmes, whilst providing a mechanism to continuously identify and ameliorate any undesirable consequences for SISs

Follow the link for the video interview of Professor Dermot Cahill, Director of the Institute.


How can the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) support suppliers?

The Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) can:
  1. Help you improve your tendering skills and win those elusive contracts.

  2. Work with you to ensure that you only tender for contracts that you have a realistic chance of winning

  3. Assist you in accessing and winning lower value contracts

  4. Help you to identify weaknesses in your tendering skills and how to go about improving them through high level certified training programmes

  5. Provide higher level skills training and educate you on your procurement rights, particularly in relation to the Public Procurement Remedies Regime.

Follow the link for the video interview of Professor Dermot Cahill, Director of the Institute.


What can the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) offer leading academics?

As our vision states, we aim ’To produce evidence-based world class research, in order to influence the uptake of innovative public procurement policies which remove the barriers to small indigenous suppliers (SISs) engaging efficiently and effectively in the public procurement process’.

Informing both procurers and suppliers about our work, we are also keen to broadcast and share our findings with the wider academic community (both within the UK and Internationally). If you wish to work with us on procurement policy/law/practice/training related projects we encourage you to contact one of our team today.

Follow the link for the video interview of Professor Dermot Cahill, Director of the Institute.


How can you work with ICPS?

If you are interested in our vision, philosophy and/or our work, and would like to find out more, contact the institute today on:

Telephone: (01248)382907
Email us: icps@bangor.ac.uk

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