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This comprehensive three-day seminar will provide you with an understanding of the principles and procedures of European public procurement policy, focusing on the Public Procurement Directives and relevant case law. You will be guided through the Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU and the Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU. During the seminar you will receive insights into the application of professional procurement practices.
Newcomers to procurement can also participate in the four-day programme that will begin with an ‘Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement’, which will start on 4 October 2022.
What will you learn:
After the seminar you should have:
- a good understanding of the European rules and principles on public procurement, including case law
- awareness of the various phases in the procurement cycle and its practical implications
- insights into professional procurement practices
- an exchange of experiences with professionals from other countries and organisations in dealing with public procurement
This advanced course includes exercises and cases. Participants would benefit from reading Directive 2014/24/EU in advance prior to the course.
This course is part of the programme for obtaining the EIPA’s European Certification for Public Procurement Professionals. See more information here
After taking this course, you can join EIPA’s dedicated community of practice together with other, former participants. You will also have access to the course materials for a duration of three months after the course.
This seminar is intended for officials from national, sub-national and local authorities and other public bodies from the EU Member States, candidate countries and European bodies and organisations, who wish to familiarise themselves with European public procurement rules, policy and practice, as well as for other interested persons working in this field, for example representatives from industry and academia.
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: +31 43 3296382
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.
Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the course.
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).
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|Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice|
|09.15||Welcome; objectives of the seminar
Gracia Vara Arribas, Expert, European Policies, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
|09.45||The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU
Gracia Vara Arribas
|11.30||The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU (continued)
Gracia Vara Arribas
|14.15||The utilities directive: Directive 2014/25/EU
Nicolas Pourbaix, Senior Counsel, Legal Director, International Legal Group, AMGEN, Brussels (BE)
|16.00||The directive on the award of concessions: Directive 2014/23/EU
Michael Burnett, External Expert, European Public Procurement, EIPA, Former member, European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement
|17.30||Guided tour of Maastricht|
|20.00||Dinner at a local restaurant|
|09.15||Landmark case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement
Dr Peter Braun, Partner, Dentons Law Firm, Frankfurt (DE)
|11.30||Recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement
Dr Peter Braun
|14.30||Environmental provisions in the procurement directives
Martin Unfried, Expert, ITEM Institute, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht (NL)
|16.00||The procurement process: the practice
Gareth Jones, former Director, Sardis Consulting Ltd., Pontypridd (UK)
|17.30||End of the day|
|09.15||The procurement process: the practice (including exercises)
|11.15||The procurement process: the practice (including exercises) (continued)
|13.00||Evaluation of the seminar|
|14.30||End of the seminar|
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