About this online Masterclass
Competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures are difficult to implement effectively but are essential for complex infrastructure and ICT projects and to modernise public services in the current fiscal climate. In the 2014 Public Procurement Directives Competitive Dialogue and the new Competitive Procedure with Negotiation are easier to justify than in the former directives and thus are more readily available for use. The rules for the two procedures are different and the procedural rules for the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation are more detailed than the former rules of procedures including negotiation. Competitive Dialogue was also 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, for example:
- 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 current 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 the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation have so far been equally effective in promoting value for money for the public sector, and objective advice on when and how to use these procedures is hard to find.
This very practical Master Class will give you the opportunity to receive case-specific advice on the issues arising in your own procurement from our experts and from other participants.
After the Master Class you will also receive a hard copy of the EIPA book ‘Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures – A Practical Guide’ (2nd edition), written by Michael Burnett and Martin Oder, which is available exclusively to Master Class participants.
Read Michael Burnett’s blog: ‘Competitive Dialogue – How to make best use of the dialogue phase‘
How will this online Master Class help you?
The approach is based on a high degree of interactive discussion of practical issues faced at all stages of the procurement award process, allowing for maximum possible attention to individual cases.
Who will benefit most?
This Master Class is intended for policy-makers, public officials from national and sub-national administrations and other bodies awarding public contracts in EU Member States, candidate countries and beyond, from European institutions and organisations, and from international organisations based in the EU and for their professional advisers. It will particularly benefit those with a good understanding of public procurement issues who wish to improve their knowledge/skills in Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and who wish to discuss practical issues relevant to procurements in progress/about to be launched.
For this online course we make use of Zoom
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: + 31 43 3296382
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.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins.
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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|09.30||Opening of on-line platform|
|09.45||Welcome and introduction to the aim and method of the Master Class|
|10.00||Current context – Public procurement and COVID 19|
|10.30||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation – process overview|
|11.30||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: the legal framework – overview|
|12.00||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 1 – Choice of procedures
|12.30||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 2 – Planning and preparation
|14.00||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 3 – Selection of candidates
|14.45||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 4 – Dialogue/negotiation
· Preparing for dialogue/negotiation
· Launching dialogue/negotiation
· Conducting dialogue/negotiation
· Closing dialogue/negotiation/call for final tenders
|15.30||End of day one|
|09.30||Opening of on-line platform|
|09.45||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 4 – Dialogue/negotiation (continued)
|11.45||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 5 – Tender evaluation/selection of winning bidder
|13.30||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 6 – After selection of winning bidder
|14.15||Discussion of outstanding participant issues|
|15.00||Evaluation and end of the Master Class|
|MASTER CLASS LEADERS|
|Michael Burnett, a UK Chartered Accountant who has been leading this programme for 10 years was for 6 years a member of the European Commission’s Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement.|
|Martin Oder, a partner in Haslinger Nagele and Partners Law Firm, Vienna, Austria.|
|They have extensive experience in advising on public procurement issues and are the authors of the EIPA book ‘Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures – A Practical Guide (2nd edition)’.|