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  • Careers in Consulting
    Standard RSS Feeds Useful Links Consultants Network Consultants Network Practice Presentations Regional Networks About Us About Us Officers Board Working Groups Institute History Our Ethos News Events Annual Medal Award ICMCI Contact Us Member Login Forget Password Member Login Enter the email address of your account below to receive your password Careers in Consulting Back to Events About Us About Us Officers Board Working Groups Institute History Our Ethos News

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/about-us/news-events/events-archive/careers-in-consulting/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Careers in Consulting (fully subscribed)
    event held each year by IMCA provides an overview of how to get into the field of consulting and how to build a career as a consultant The speakers provide an insight into their roles within the consulting industry and how the market has changed in recent years An overview of IMCA Graduate Membership is also provided and the new IMCA Consultant Resource Kit will be outlined at this year s event The event is being held Nov 7th at Smurfit School of Business with an Agenda as below Date Event 5 30 6 00 pm Informal networking an opportunity for students and graduate members to meet the consultants 6 00 6 15 pm Welcome by Kathy O Reilly Programme Director MSc in Management Consulting UCD 6 15 6 30 pm Overview of Graduate Membership of the IMCA Geraldine Lavin 3rd i and Vice President IMCA 6 30 7 30 pm A Consultant s Experience speakers from large medium and small practices Evin McLoughlin Partner BDO John Crimmins Director Prospectus Brian Andrews Director id8 7 30 8 00 pm Q A Session Venue Details Networking in the Main Hall followed by presentations in D107 UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/about-us/news-events/events-archive/careers-in-consulting/careers_in_cons_nov_13/ (2016-02-18)
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  • OGP Framework Agreements in Management Consultancy
    with a broad overview of how management consultancy services will be procured in future by the public sector The new procedures entail procurement being centralised across the public sector in a number of areas including management consultancy with significant savings and service improvements targeted from the consolidation of work packages and most work being tendered under framework agreements Invitations to tender for the new Framework Agreements will be issued in three separate tranches during 2015 each targeting different categories of management consultancy The seminar will outline what OGP is trying to achive how feedback is being obtained from the market and how a Whole of Government Solution is likely to operate The seminar will be delivered by Sean Bresnan Principal Officer Portfolio Manager at the Office of Government Procurement The presentation will be followed by a Q A session There will be no charge for this event but please register below early to ensure your place you don t need need to log in Register for this event Attendees can register online below or by email to o i c or by phone to 01 6349636 Where payment is required members wishing to pay online should Log in to avail

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/about-us/news-events/events-archive/procurement/framework_agreements/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Tender Together Using Consortia
    advisory services policy development organisation strategy change and project management HR and supply chain management for the Health Sector in Q2 and for all other government bodies in Q3 2015 Significant savings are targeted from the consolidation of work packages and it is clear that the frameworks of four year duration will have a significant impact on IMCA members with far fewer practices likely to be shortlisted than currently operate The OGP has encouraged IMCA members to form bid consortia both for the above frameworks covering business advisory services and those on training and ICT professional services to be published later in the year With this is mind IMCA is co hosting with InterTradeIreland a seminar on forming bid consortia at the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport on Tuesday 5 May InterTradeIreland s Consortium Advisory Service up to five days free consultancy will be available to eligible practices The seminar is designed for practices that have tendering experience and success and seek to increase their level of business through collaborative bids It covers Forming a consortium as part of your bid strategy Types of collaboration Assessing partnering options How to use a Teaming Agreement Seeking opportunities as a consortium member Case study and working example Securing agreement on the setting up of a consortium The seminar will be delivered by Dr Peter Brennan Fellow CMC and Chairman of Bid Management Services who advises suppliers and buyers throughout the island on complex tender competitions provides training in advanced tendering techniques and presents at national events The event is available to IMCA members only and there will be no charge for attendance Please respond below no later than Friday 1st May you do not need to log in Register for this event Attendees can register online below or by email to i or

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/about-us/news-events/events-archive/procurement/consortia_seminar/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Go-2-Tender Workshop Day 2
    comprehensive tender training programme A tailored version of the programme oriented towards management consultants and business advisers is being held at the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport on Thursday 2 nd and Monday 13 th October 2014 It consists of a 2 day class room programme 9 30 16 30 with registration at 9 00 covering many aspects of public procurement from bid no bid decisions your approach to the market to the construction of a typical document A further free half day mentoring session is included which can focus on any procurement issue you are interested in You can also apply for an additional up to 3 days of mentoring free of charge all of which makes this an excellent and unique programme Background of Go 2 Tender This programme developed and run for InterTradeIreland by Bid Management Services and Core Consulting aims to provide consultants with the skills to successfully tender for Public Sector contracts Participants have been incredibly successful and have won 50m of business following their participation in recent times last year s attendees secured in excess of 10m of contracts following their participation It works by providing participants with two days of class room training followed by free mentoring from expert tender specialists This particular programme is oriented towards management consultants and business advisers throughout the island The programme is supported by InterTradeIreland Programme Topics Covered Include How public sector bodies across the island buy their goods services and works How and where to source working opportunities What the buyers are looking for When to bid and not to bid The tendering process How to prepare the winning proposal Mentoring Topics Include Sourcing and vetting of opportunities Taking you through an actual live tender Review of your past tenders and provision of a report Development of

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/about-us/news-events/events-archive/procurement/go-2-tender/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Reform of the Public Tendering Market
    members The Office of Government Procurement set up on 1 January 2014 has a mandate to cut public expenditure using smarter procurement techniques In future fewer tenders of higher value can be expected The setting up of bid consortia is becoming more commonplace as a consequence In addition new guidelines to help SMEs bid more successfully have been introduced and a new EU Directive on procurement will be implemented in Ireland later this year Peter Brennan Chairman of Bid Management Services will brief IMCA members about these new developments and will provide insights about submitting a winning tender This breakfast briefing will be held on at 8am on Wednesday 28th May at the Stephens Green Hibernian Club 9 St Stephens Green Dr Peter Brennan Fellow CMC advises suppliers and buyers throughout the island on complex tender competitions provides training in advanced tendering techniques and presents at national procurement events He has led courses targeted at SMEs for the Chambers of Commerce and is trainer and mentor under InterTradeIreland s much acclaimed Go2Tender programme From his accreditation to the Association of Proposal Management Professionals the global leader he has unique insights into best practice bid and tender management He also has a substantial grasp of the EU Procurement Directives from his 22 years working in Brussels for the Irish Government and IBEC The event also provides an excellent oportunity to network with other consultants and share experiences on this important topic Come along at 7 30 for breakfast at 8 00 am and completion by 9 30 Register for this event Attendees can register online below or by email to or by phone to 01 6349636 Where payment is required members wishing to pay online should Log in to avail of member rates If you have mislaid your login data please

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/about-us/news-events/events-archive/procurement/reform_of_public_tendering/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Bid to Win (Breakfast Event)
    bid response documents ranges from excellent to shoddy Many bidders are reluctant to form joint ventures and do not use feedback to good effect Few Irish companies exploit tender opportunities in other jurisdictions In addition as a public procurement reform programme is being implemented IMCA members need to be aware of emerging trends and new guidelines The IMCA wishes to provide its members with an opportunity to benefit from the latest insights from one of the country s most experienced advisors on bid and tender management and to facilitate members to network and share views on current trends and best practice Dr Peter Brennan Fellow CMC is Chairman of Bid Management Services and has a wealth of procurement experience in Ireland and Europe He advises suppliers and buyers throughout the island on complex tender competitions provides training in advanced tendering techniques and has presented to over 2 500 companies in the past three years at national procurement events He led a course targeted at 240 SMEs completed in 2012 for the Chambers of Commerce and is trainer and mentor under InterTradeIreland s much acclaimed Go2Tender programme By virtue of his accreditation to the Association of Proposal Management Professionals the global leader in this area he has unique insights into best practice bid and tender management He also has a substantial grasp of the EU Procurement Directives from his 22 years working in Brussels for the Irish Government and IBEC The event will be held over breakfast at The Stephens Green Hibernian Club and will provide an excellent oportunity to network with other consultants and share experiences on this important topic Come along at 7 30 for breakfast at 8 00 am and completion by 9 30 Please register below early for this event to make sure of your place as

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/about-us/news-events/events-archive/procurement/bid_to_win/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Consultants Network - Networking Skills
    towards independent consultants and advisers but is open to all members of the Institute The Network has a strong commercial orientation and its main objective is to help members build contacts with a view to collaborating on assignments pitching for business together and supporting one another The inaugural event on January 22nd 2014 included brief introductions by all participants followed by practice presentations by a number and group discussions on key issues to deepen connections The next event on 8th April at Stillorgan Park Hotel will include a session on networking skills facilitated by David McGee a partner in PwC Consulting where he leads the Technology Consulting team as well as having sectoral responsibility for Retail Consumer Goods The event will involve a 45 minute presentation from David on a structured approach to networking Built on a variety of sources David will describe practical tools and techniques for networking at a formal event In effect this is the methodology for those events you know you should go to but are never quite sure what to do when you get there The discussion will involve examples of what works and what doesn t and hopefully arm you with some techniques Directly after the presentation and Q A there will an IMCA networking event perfect to practice Outline Agenda 4 00 4 45 Presentation on Networking 4 45 5 00 Q A 5 00 6 30 Opportunity to network Register for this event Attendees can register online below or by email to i i or by phone to 01 6349636 Where payment is required members wishing to pay online should Log in to avail of member rates If you have mislaid your login data please check here on how to retrieve them Use the back button on your browser to return to

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