Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies
Bangor Law School is home to the Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS), led by Professor Dermot Cahill.
The Institute specialises in evidence-based research into the behavioural responses of public institutions and their suppliers to public procurement policies, laws and practices.
The Institute’s research approach is open facing and draws great strength from its ability to engage with, and positively influence, major public procurement stakeholders, whether purchasers or suppliers. Consequently, the work of the Institute is keenly observed by leading players, and the Institute receives excellent cooperation when carrying out projects.
ICPS has proudly hosted Procurement Week and the Welsh National Procurement Awards for the past 5 years. During this time, we have welcomed almost 2000 delegates from 40 different countries to our events.
Procurement Week is an international conference and exhibition that aims to explore the many facets of Public Procurement such as Public Tendering, Business Development, Procurement Law and International Trade. During the week, presentations will be given by leading procurement practitioners, lawyers, economists, innovators, strategists and thinkers. Procurement Week 2017 will bring you the biggest names in ‘procurement’ from around the world, to present and lead discussions on a wide range of procurement topics. Their job is to work with us to address challenging local, national and global issues, whilst proposing innovative and pragmatic solutions to help our citizens.
The Welsh National Procurement Awards provide an opportunity for all those who buy for, and supply, the Welsh public sector to celebrate best practice, and thank those involved for their contribution.