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Competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures are difficult to implement but are essential for complex infrastructure projects and to modernise public services. Our Masterclass is necessary, as there are now new rules for competitive dialogue. Also, the procedural rules for the competitive procedure with negotiation are more detailed than the former rules for negotiated procedures. Competitive dialogue and the new competitive procedure with negotiation will become increasingly used, because the 2014 Public Procurement Directives make them easier to justify.
In addition, competitive dialogue has been introduced as an available procedure in the utilities sectors in Directive 2014/25/EU. The many practical questions about the effective implementation of these procedures include:
- When is competitive dialogue a better procurement route than the restricted procedure or the competitive procedure with negotiation?
- What justification will be needed for the use of competitive dialogue or the competitive procedure with negotiation in the new directives?
- What do awarding bodies need to do to plan the effective use of these procedures?
- How can awarding bodies best use the flexibility which the procedures provide?
Experience shows that not all methods of using competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures have so far been equally effective in promoting value for money, and objective advice on how to use these procedures is hard to find. This Masterclass will give you the opportunity to receive advice on your specific issues from our experts and you can also share the experience of others in the public sector.
You will receive a copy of the EIPA book ‘Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures – A Practical Guide’ (2nd edition), written by Michael Burnett and Martin Oder.
Tailored to your needs
This Masterclass has a high degree of interactive discussion of practical issues faced by participants, with maximised attention on individual cases. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 participants to facilitate discussion and maximise learning benefits.
Who will most benefit?
This Masterclass is intended for policy makers and public officials from national and regional administrations and other bodies awarding public contracts in EU Member States, candidate countries and beyond. It is also intended for officials in European institutions and organisations. Our Masterclass is also ideal for the professional advisers of these organisations. It will particularly benefit those with a good understanding of public procurement issues, who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures and who wish discuss practical issues relevant to currently progressing procurements or those which are about to be launched.
‘In my experience from my law practice, Competitive Procedure with Negotiation brings new challenges as well as opportunities for awarding bodies’
‘What to discuss in the dialogue phase is key to success – and the right to discuss everything in the dialogue phase is not the same as the obligation to do so’