Project number: 2124202

- Online Course -

Date & pricing

18/11/2021 - 19/11/2021
Register before: 10/11/2021

€ 1.200,00 per attendee

€ 1.080,00 for EIPA members*

Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures Master Class

From:  1.080,00

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.

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.



Related blog articles

What is the key to successful application of Competitive Dialogue? Michael Burnett’s blog Competitive dialogue How to make best use of the dialogue phase sets out some key issues about how to plan and conduct the dialogue phase to ensure that the award process achieves its aims for the awarding authority.

How can Competitive Dialogue be used flexibly in a wider range of contracts? Find out in Michael Burnett’s blog Competitive Dialogue – A tool with many uses

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.

Gracia Vara Arribas

Gracia Vara Arribas

EU law and Governance, Head CAF Resource Center

Michael Burnett

Michael Burnett

Public Procurement / PPP / Public Sector Management

Martin Oder

Martin Oder

Haslinger Nagele
EU Policy and Public Procurement

Practical information

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
Book up until 18 September 2021 to get a 20% early bird discount

Please note that the early bird discount will be applied at a later stage, when you receive the final invoice. The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

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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The programme

09.30 Opening of on–line platform, Europe Summer Time (Amsterdam)
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
11.15 Break
11.30 Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: the legal framework – overview
13.15 Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 2 – Planning and preparation
13.15 Lunch break
13.45 Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 1 – Choice of procedures
14.15 Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 2 – Planning and preparation
15.00 Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 3 – Selection of candidates
15.45 End of day one
09.30 Opening of on–line platform, Europe Summer Time (Amsterdam)
09.45 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
11.45 Break
12.00 Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 5 – Tender evaluation/selection of winning bidder
13.00 Lunch break
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)’.