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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 and Recycle
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.

Programme Fees : £497
Student Rate : £397
Group Rate for groups of 3 or more : £450 per participant

This training is part of the Future Law Institute – Circular Economy Community of Practice Series delivered in partnership with the Procurement Innovation & Leadership Lab (PILL) UK and the Bath City Organizers for the Circular Economy Club.

Introduction to Circular Procurement
Law, Policy & Practice

University Of Bath
Claverton Down Bath
BA2 7AY United Kingdom
Saturday 15th June 2019
9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Programme Fees
  • Programme Fees : £497
  • Student Rate : £397
  • Group Rate for groups of 3 or more : £450 per participant

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.