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Strategic and Sustainable Public Procurement: Making it Work for Crisis Recovery

Understanding the Why, the How and the What of sustainable procurement, to help public sector organisations to better serve their citizens.

About this course

  • How can we implement strategic procurement while complying with all the legal requirements?
  • What type of clauses can we have in our contracts to use public money for sustainable, environmental and social buying of goods, works and services?
  • What types of procedures are best suited to promote innovation strategically?
  • What funds are available to support strategic public buying?

You will find answers to these and many other practical questions with this online course, while enhancing your ability to plan, implement and evaluate your public procurement decisions.

Over two days you will learn how to use procurement strategically, by going through the different phases of the contract with practitioners presenting their cases. The overview of real examples will shed light on the dos and don’ts of buying strategically while complying with the rules, and making the best use of public money.

What you will learn

You will gain knowledge, skills and methods on:

  • concepts of innovative green and social procurement;
  • principles and rules for compliance;
  • phases of the process, from needs assessment to final evaluation;
  • dos and don’ts in daily practice;
  • funds available for financing innovative, green and social procurement in Europe.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be led by experts who have decades of research and practical experience in public procurement in general and in sustainable public procurement in particular. Civil servants implementing strategic procurement in different countries and agencies will present their hands-on experience and the lessons learned.

The course delivery will combine interactive presentations showcasing practical examples, quick polls to consolidate concepts and group exercises.

You will be given the slides as well as additional learning material and online resources to help you apply your new knowledge and skills to your work.

This course is intended for policymakers and public officials from national and sub-national administrations and other bodies awarding public contracts in EU Member States, candidate countries and beyond. It covers those from European institutions and organisations, and from international organisations based in the EU and their professional advisers. It will particularly benefit those with a good understanding of public procurement issues who wish to improve their knowledge and skills to make strategic contracts in their acquisition of goods and services, and who wish to discuss practical issues relevant to procurements in progress or about to be launched.

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.

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.

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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Our experts

Gracia Vara Arribas
Project leader

Gracia Vara Arribas

EU Law and Governance, Head of the European CAF Resource Center
Martin Unfried

Martin Unfried

ITEM, Maastricht University
EU environmental, regional and cross-border policies

Programme

08.45Opening of the virtual meeting room at 8.45 Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.00Opening of the first day of the seminar: Introduction to the objectives and working methodology
Tour the table: participants introduce themselves (in preparation for networking opportunities later on)
Gracia Vara Arribas, EIPA expert and project leader – Event coordinator and moderator
IMPACT PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
09.10The challenges of strategic public procurement in the EU after COVID: definitions and tools
Gracia Vara Arribas
10.00Short break
10.10Pre commercial Procurement, PP of Innovation and the innovation partnership: legal basis, definitions and examples
Gracia Vara Arribas
11.30Coffee break
11.45Public Procurement of Innovation: the tool to support recovery post crisis. Case studies explained
Q&A session
Gracia Vara Arribas
12.15The role of Green Public Procurement and its links with innovation procurement.
Presentation of best practices
Martin Unfried, Expert, University of Maastricht (NL)
13.00Lunch
13.30The European Union financial support for developing strategic public procurement in your organisation: examples of successful innovative and green procurement.
NN
14.30End of day 1
08.45Opening of the virtual meeting room at 8.45 Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.00Opening of the second day of the seminar: Summary of lessons learned day 1
Gracia Vara Arribas
09.10Socially responsible public procurement: case studies
Q&A session
Valentina Schippers-Opejko, Coordinator Urban Agenda Partnership, Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement, City of Haarlem (NL)
PRACTICAL TOOLS AND CASE ANALYSIS ON THREE AXES:

  • Market engagement
  • Choice of procedures
  • Selection and award criteria
10.00Needs assessment, risk analysis and market engagement for innovative, green and social procurement

  • Tailor-made coaching to implement a market engagement (e.g. effective lessons learned, knowledge transfer)
  • Review current needs assessment system and practices in your organisation, and provide recommendations for improvement following the ‘plan, do, check, act’ (PDCA) approach.

Q&A session
Gracia Vara Arribas

10.45Coffee break
11.00Practical exercise in breakout rooms. Presentation in plenary
Gracia Vara Arribas
11.45Choice of procedures, selection, and award criteria

  • The challenges for Impact public procurement
  • The techniques used (pros and cons)
  • Key learning points from case studies

NN

12.15The case ‘Government Buys Innovation’ (GBI): EPSA award winner 2021
Debate
Project leaders GBI, Nido Innovation lab, FPS BOSA (BE):
Frédéric Baervoets, Manager Innovation lab and Nina Genovese, Innovation lawyer
13.00Lunch
13.30The case of the city of Haarlem
Valentina Schippers-Opejko
Transfer to smaller working rooms
14.30Experience-sharing forum:
Participants will be asked to discuss the lessons learned and their implementation strategy in pairs, and develop action plans for their organisations
Conclusions: The list of dos and don’ts and closure
15.00End of the course

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Strategic and Sustainable Public Procurement: Making it Work for Crisis Recovery

12 May 2022 - 13 May 2022
Online
English

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

SKU: 2230804
Register before: 2 May 2022
 700 per attendee
 630 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: 2230804
Register before: 2 May 2022

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