Thursday, 29 March 2018

Staff Training: Health & Safety

    • Office Ergonomics and Light Manual Handling Training (Session 1 - 9.30am - 11.00am). More info
    • Office Ergonomics and Light Manual Handling Training (Session 2 - 11.30am -1.00pm). More info

Location: G011, Hardiman Building (Foyer, JH Library)     
Time: Thursday, 29th March 2018

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Procurement Training: Stage 1: Foundation Course: How To Buy

The How to Buy workshop is the Foundation Course in the Procurement Training Calendar and is essential and now mandatory for all staff members who have any involvement in the buying goods / services / works.      From time to time – do you have a need to:-

  • Finding the right supplier
  • Get pricing
  • Compare the different offers from suppliers
  • Decide on whom to purchase from and communicate to the unsuccessful suppliers
  • Place POs / Receive goods / authorise invoices for payment
  • Manage the supplier relationship (if applicable)

This course explains the basic principles of purchasing / procurement, covering such topics as (but not limited to)

  1. Knowing how much I have to spend
  2. Be aware of my obligations with University funds
  3. Step by Step Guide to using the right policy
  4. What is a Sole Source and when does it apply
  5. How do I setup a New Supplier
  6. Aggregation – spending more with the same supplier – implications
  7. Document Storage obligations
  8. PAC – recent experience
  9. Why is the C&AG annual Procurement Audit so important to us

Participants are also taken on a guided tour of the Procurement & Contracts Office website where they can see the process information, guidance and template documents and details of the centralized contracts currently available.   The site also includes a Reference Section, where more detail on the processes is included.

Trainer:  Ann Melia, Head of Procurement & Contracts, NUI Galway
Click to Register

Location: AMB-G065 Training Room, Arts Millennium Building Annexe    
Time: Wednesday, 29th March 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Library Workshop

Introductory web-based maps for research data visualisation: Digital Workshop Series. More info

Location: The Bridge Room 1001, First Floor Hardiman Research Building (main library), NUIG    
Time: Thursday, 29th March 2018

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Quiet Day on Campus?

Why not pick up a copy of the University Trail or the Biodiversity Trail from the main Archway reception, and discover some of our campus curiosities!

Location: On Campus    
Time: March 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Exercise4Health Fitness Programme

Exercise4Health is a community exercise programme in the Kingfisher Club on campus. More info


Location: Kingfisher Fitness Club - O'Muircheartaigh Hall    
Time: Thursday, 29th March 2018

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Agresso Web Ordering Training

This course teaches you how to generate purchase orders in Agresso. It also covers approval limits and goods received notes. There is a demonstration and you will be able to practise generating your own purchase orders.

Location: PC Suite, Nursing & Midwifery Library, Basement, James Hardiman Library    
Time: Thursday, 26th April 2018

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Web Training

T4 CMS Training. More information here

Location: D101 PC Suite, Ground Floor, Block D    
Time: Wednesday, 9th May 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Procurement Workshop: Managing Quotation/Mini Competition Processes

While the majority of day-to-day purchases are well below tendering threshold values, this does not remove the obligation to seek best value for money, nor does it remove the overriding obligation for openness and transparency.  Many of our current centralised contracts are Framework Agreement types, which means that staff are REQUIRED to use the mini-competition process in order to select the supplier.    Budget Holders and nominees are responsible and accountable to ensure that these processes are completed in line with the guidance received through this course and also on our intranet pages.     The aim of this workshop is to provide University Budget Holders and their nominees with an understanding of how to specify your requirements, seek quotations/mini-competition quotes, and evaluate responses received from suppliers while maintaining the goals of attaining value for money and ensuring compliance with the University’s Procurement Policy.    This half day workshop covers all important aspects of the quotation/mini-competition process and is very worthwhile for all staff who have a responsibility for purchasing. Click here to Register

Location: AS203 River Room, Arts Science Concourse     
Time: Thursday, 12th April 2018