Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures Master Class

16/05/2018 - 17/05/2018
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Project number: 1824201

Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures Master Class

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We have helped many participants over several years to improve the way they apply Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures.

This has been important because not all methods of using these procedures are equally effective in promoting value for money for the public sector in infrastructure projects and modernising public services.

Knowing how to use Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation will be more important in future because in the current Public Procurement Directives they are easier to justify than in the past and thus likely to be more frequently used.

This Master Class gives you the opportunity to get advice on your specific issues from our experts and to share the experience of others in the public sector.

Participants will receive a copy of the recent EIPA book ‘Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures – A Practical Guide’ (2nd edition), written by our experts Michael Burnett and Martin Oder.

In Directive 2014/24/EU there are new rules for Competitive Dialogue and the procedural rules for the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation are more detailed than the former rules of the Negotiated Procedure with Prior Publication. Competitive Dialogue is now also an available procedure in the utilities sectors in Directive 2014/25/EU.

The many practical questions covered in this Master Class about how to implement these procedures include:

  • When is Competitive Dialogue a better procurement route than the Restricted Procedure or the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation?
  • What justification is needed for the use of Competitive Dialogue or the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation in the 2014 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?

Tailored to your needs
The Master Class uses a high degree of interactive discussion of practical issues faced by participants, allowing for maximum possible attention to individual cases. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 participants to facilitate discussion and maximise learning benefits.

Who will benefit most?
This Master Class is for policy-makers, public officials from national/sub-national administrations and other bodies awarding public contracts in EU Member States and candidate countries, from European institutions and organisations, from EU-based international organisations and for professional advisers. 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 wish discuss practical issues relevant to procurements in progress or soon to be launched.

Come and learn how to make Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures work for you and deliver value for money in your projects.


‘In my law practice I’ve seen how Competitive Dialogue and Competitive Procedure with Negotiation bring new challenges as well as opportunities for awarding bodies’
Martin Oder

‘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’
Michael Burnett

 

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 2018
 
09.30 Welcome and introduction to the aim and method of the Master Class
   
09.45 Presentation of key case issues
Participants will have the opportunity to present their Individual cases, answer immediate questions and respond to comments from other participants and the Master Class leaders.
   
10.45 Coffee break
   
11.15 Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation: the legal framework
This interactive session will present the key aspects of the legal framework for the use of Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation in Directive 2014/24/EU and Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures in Directive 2014/25/EU.
   
12.45 Lunch
   
14.00 Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation: the legal framework (continued)
   
15.30 Coffee break
   
16.00 Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation – Process overview
   
17.15 End of day one
   
20.00 Dinner at a restaurant in Maastricht
   
   
THURSDAY 17 MAY 2018
 
09.15 Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
This interactive session will cover in detail the latest trends and key operational issues in the use of Competitive Dialogue in Directives 2014/24/EU and 2015/24/EU and approaches to dealing with them. It will also consider how the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation in Directive 2014/24/EU differs from negotiated procedures in earlier directives and approaches to how this new procedure can be applied effectively.
   
11.00 Coffee break
   
11.30 Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues (continued)
   
13.00 Short break
   
13.15 Presentation of case issues
Participants will have a further opportunity to discuss any outstanding issues relating to their cases
   
13.45 Evaluation
   
14.00 Lunch and end of the master class
   
  MASTER CLASS LEADERS
   
  Michael Burnett, a UK Chartered Accountant who has been leading EIPA’s international training programmes in PPP and complex procurement for thirteen years.
   
  Martin Oder, a partner in Haslinger Nagele and Partners Law Firm, Vienna, Austria.
   
  They have extensive experience in advising on public procurement and PPP schemes and are the authors of a recent EIPA book ‘Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures – A Practical Guide (2nd edition)’.

Course venue
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
the Netherlands

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

Fee
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.

Discounts
EIPA offers a 10% 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, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals
Lunches and the reception 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 seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

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 €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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