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Training and other guidance material Click on one of the items below.

1. Education and Training Links

The NPPPU has published a list of and links to educational and training programmes that could be relevant to those involved in procurement. This is not an exhaustive list which is provided for information only and is not intended as a recommendation of these programmes or providers. The list contains links to relevant providers of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PLC, Certificate, Diploma and Further Education programmes as well as Professional Bodies and Seminars and private companies

The list is available under "Guides/Legislation-General Procurement"- document 19

1. Education and Training Links

2. EU Action Plan on eProcurement

Action plan for the implementation of the legal framework for electronic public procurement published by the European Commission 13 December 2004 

2. EU Action Plan on eProcurement

3a. Manchester Declaration

Manchester Declaration "eProcurement" Objectives - extract from eGovernment News, 25 November 2005 (Word document)

The full declaration can be seen at http://archive.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/egov2005conference/documents/proceedings/pdf/051124declaration.pdf

3a. Manchester Declaration

3b. Manchester Declaration

Manchester Declaration "eProcurement" Objectives - extract from eGovernment News, 25 November 2005 (HTML version)

The full declaration can be viewed at http://archive.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/egov2005conference/documents/proceedings/pdf/051124declaration.pdf

3b. Manchester Declaration

4. NPPPU Contact Details

Email addresses and phone numbers for the NPPPU

4. NPPPU Contact Details

5a. Mobile Framework - Briefing Sessions

The Department of Finance in conjunction with the Government
Networks Programme Board* invites you to attend a briefing
session on the Mobile Framework.

5a. Mobile Framework - Briefing Sessions

5b. Mobile Framework Agreement Brochure

The Department of Finance in conjunction with the Government Networks Programme Board (GNPB)* has established the first ever national framework for the supply of mobile voice and data services and associated products and services to non-commercial public sector bodies.

5b. Mobile Framework Agreement Brochure

6a. The purchase of goods subject to PRIs (Producer Responsibility Initiatives)

There are in place a number of Producer Responsibility Initiatives (PRIs), which require producers placing goods on the market to ensure there are systems in place to ensure they are managed at end of life in an environmentally sound manner. Most of these PRIs are the result of voluntary agreements with industry. Such voluntary agreements are underpinned by regulations made under the Waste Management Acts.

The vast majority of producers are compliant and are meeting their financial obligations. There are, unfortunately, some non-compliant producers who are gaining an unfair competitive advantage over compliant producers.

The procurement of goods placed on the market by non-compliant producers –

· undermines the efforts of good corporate citizens who are complying,
· discourages the development of additional PRIs in other waste streams,
· distorts the market, and
· undermines the regulatory regime.

Guidance on the procurement of electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and tyres is attached.

6a. The purchase of goods subject to PRIs (Producer Responsbility Initiatives)

6b. Provision of Take Back Facilities for Waste Portable Batteries

Letter from Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding provision of take back facilities for waste portable batteries at the offices/establishments of Government Departments, State Bodies, Agencies and Public Authorities

6b. Provision of Take Back Facilities for Waste Portable Batteries

7. Report of the Procurement Innovation Group

This Report identifies thirteen recommendations aimed at fostering a culture of innovation among public procurers, exploiting the innovative potential of SMEs and improving the quality of data on public procurement. The Report sets out to address various obstacles and shortcomings that have been identified, by recommending practical solutions.

7. Report of the Procurement Innovation Group