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Circular Procurement
Law, Policy & Practice

Certificate Programme


The Circular Procurement Law, Policy & Practice Programme is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the demand-side laws, policies and strategies which facilitate the Circular Economy (CE) and to build capacity for participants to advise corporations and public bodies on establishing the enabling conditions for the CE and in the design, implementation and practice of circular production and consumption frameworks. Legal context for production, consumption, waste-management, use of secondary raw materials, and CE innovation and investment strategy will be examined with reference to the latest, most path-breaking circular procurement case studies from around the world.

Topics to be covered:

Introduction to the Circular Economy and Circular Procurement
Distinguishing Circular Procurement from Sustainable, Green, and Ethical Procurement
Circular Procurement and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Circular Procurement Hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew and Reinvent
Understanding the Legal Context for Circular Procurement
Producer Responsibility Obligations : EU, UK, China
EU Circular Procurement Strategy
Designing Organizational Policy to Reflect Circular Procurement Goals
Lifecycle and asset mapping
Market engagement
Specification and award criteria
In-use phase and contract management
Disposal and Waste Management
Circular procurement examples from around the world

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate programme participants will:

Demonstrate a good understanding of circular economy principles and how circular procurement enables circular economy goals
Demonstrate a good understanding of the regulatory context for circular economy and circular procurement including gaps, challenges and opportunities in existing policy frameworks
Learn how to design for and stimulate circular innovation through procurement policy.
Have access to a wider range of successful case studies of countries and organisations (of differing sizes and sectors) who have used a variety of practices and approaches to create new value from circular innovation
Receive a CPD Accredited Certificate of Participation
Become a part of a network of Circular Procurement legal and policy professionals to support ongoing learning and application of circular innovation in public and private sector organisations.

Who Should Attend

This certificate programme is designed for professionals who want to learn more about Circular Economy and Circular Procurement with specific emphasis on the regulatory context and the enabling policy conditions. The programme differs from other CE offerings which are usually geared toward sustainability and environmental professionals, engineers, material scientists, entrepreneurs and business students and will be particularly relevant for lawyers, policymakers, regulators and decision-makers desirous of harnessing circularity as a transformational force in society.

No prior knowledge of the Circular Economy or Public Procurement is necessary, though it would be an asset.

Public Sector

Lawyers and consultants advising public authorities
Procurement, logistics and supply chain professionals
Sustainability & Waste Management Staff
In-House Legal Professionals
Departments heads
Senior management and elected officials
Decision-makers for Public buying consortiums and agencies
Category Purchasers (Construction, Facilities & Building Maintenance, IT, Textiles, Office and Furniture Supplies, Food & Catering Services).

Private Sector

Lawyers and consultants advising suppliers and bidders on public contracts
Policymakers and Regulators
Procurement, logistics and supply chain professionals
Category Suppliers (Construction, Facilities & Building Maintenance, IT, Textiles, Office and Furniture Supplies, Food & Catering Services).

Lead Programme Facilitator

Margaret Rose-Goddard

LLB(Hons), LLM Corporate Commercial Law, Doctoral Researcher, Policy Research & Practice,
University of Bath, UK.

With over two decades of experience, Margaret is a recognized public procurement law expert providing specialist public procurement legal advice and litigation support to public bodies and corporations. Margaret has been counsel in some of the largest corruption and contract fraud enquiries in the English-Speaking Caribbean, has contributed to legislative reform in the Caribbean and speaks and delivers training worldwide on public procurement, anti-corruption and public governance.

Margaret is a former lecturer at the Osgoode Hall Law School, University of York, Canada in the Public Procurement Executive Programme and currently lectures in the Msc in Procurement Management Programme at the University of the West Indies.

In 2006 Margaret co-founded the Caribbean Procurement Institute a specialist provider of public procurement law and practice education, professional capacity building and consulting services to Governments and public sector bodies which was acquired by the Procurement Innovation & Leadership Lab UK in 2017 which aims to help public sector bodies to design and implement innovative data-driven procurement policy for inclusion and sustainable development.

Currently pursuing her doctorate in Policy Research & Practice at the University of Bath, UK, Margaret is passionate about helping governments to leverage public purchasing power to enable more just, equitable and sustainable societies.

In this new certificate programme, Margaret demonstrates how making the shift from a linear to circular economy requires a significant re-thinking of the public procurement function and enables professionals advising and/or working in governments and public bodies to begin re-examining the regulatory and policy context to do so.

Introduction to Circular Procurement
Law, Policy & Practice

Accredited for 6 Hours CPD

Group Discount for 3 or more persons £450 per participant
Student Discount £397 by Application

Introduction to Circular Procurement
Law, Policy & Practice

Program Changes We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, the Future Law Institute’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.
Cancellations/Rainchecks/Substitutions If you are unable to attend the program your organization may name a replacement. A full refund will be issued for cancellations received a minimum of 21 days before the program start dates. Norefunds will be issued after the program commences. Non-attendance or withrawal after the program start date will incur a full program fee.
University Of Bath

Claverton Down Bath
BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Saturday 15th June 2019
9.00 am – 3.30 pm

This training is delivered by the Procurement Innovation & Leadership Lab in association with the Future Law Institute: Circular Economy Law Community of Practice and the Bath City Organizers for the Circular Economy Club.

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