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Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice

This comprehensive 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

About this course

This comprehensive online 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.

The four-day programme will begin with an ‘Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement’, which will be held on 8 March 2022. The three-day ‘Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice’ will commence on the following day.

If you are confident of all the basics, and do not feel that you need any further training on it, you can also register for the Practitioners’ Seminar only.

What will you learn:

After the four-day 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

Course methodology/highlights:

This introductory and 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.

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: + 31 43 3296382
b.vetter@eipa.eu

Discounts
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.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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EU Law and Governance, Head of the European CAF Resource Center
Michael Burnett

Michael Burnett

Public Sector Audit Expert, Member of Solihull Borough Council Audit Committee

Programme

Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement
09.00 Opening of on-line platform at 09.15, Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.10 Welcome; objectives of the seminar
Michael Burnett, Moderator, External Expert, European Public Procurement, EIPA, Former member, European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement
09.20 European public procurement
Tony Mortier, Finance Inspector, Flemish Audit Authority (BE)
10.30 Break
10.45 European public procurement (continued)
Tony Mortier
12.15 Lunch break
13.15 Public procurement rules and practice in the EU
Bonnie Epema, Lawyer, The Drone BV, Leur (NL)
14.30 Break
14.45 Public procurement rules and practice in the EU (continued) and practical exercise
Bonnie Epema
16.15 End of the day
Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice
09.00 Opening of on-line platform at 09.00, Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.10 Welcome; objectives of the seminar
Michael Burnett, Moderator, External Expert, European Public Procurement, EIPA, Former member, European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement
09.20 The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU
Dr Peter Braun, Partner, Dentons Law Firm, Frankfurt (DE)
10.40 Break
10.55 The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU (continued)
Peter Braun
12.15 Lunch break
13.15 The utilities directive: Directive 2014/25/EU
Nicolas Pourbaix, Senior Counsel, Legal Director, International Legal Group, AMGEN, Brussels (BE)
14.30 End of the day
09.00 Opening of on-line platform at 09.00, Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.10 Landmark case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement
Peter Braun
10.30 Break
10.45 Landmark case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement (continued)
Peter Braun
11.30 Break
11.45 Recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement
Peter Braun
13.15 Lunch break
14.15 The procurement process: the practice
Gareth Jones, former Director, Sardis Consulting Ltd., Pontypridd (UK)
15.30 End of the day
09.00 Opening of on-line platform at 09.00, Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.10 The procurement process: the practice (including exercises)
Gareth Jones
10.30 Break
10.45 The procurement process: the practice (including exercises) (continued)
Gareth Jones
12.30 End of the seminar

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Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice

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8 Mar 2022 - 11 Mar 2022
Online
English

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

SKU: 2230801
Register before: 7 Mar 2022
 1.400 per attendee
 1.260 for EIPA members
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Discount policy

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

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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SKU: 2230801
Register before: 7 Mar 2022

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