About this 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 are therefore 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 introduced as an available procedure in the utilities sector 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 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 that 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.
You will also receive a 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.
Who will benefit most?
This Master Class is intended for policymakers, 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 their 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 the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and who wish to discuss practical issues relevant to procurements that are in progress or about to be launched.
What you will learn in this course
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. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 participants to facilitate discussion and maximise learning benefits.
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: + 31 43 3296382
The fee includes documentation and refreshments, two lunches and a dinner. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
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, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Lunches and the dinner 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.
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.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
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.).
|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.
|11.15||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation – process overview|
|13.45||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: the legal framework – overview|
|14.30||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 1 – Choice of procedures
|15.30||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 2 – Planning and preparation
|16.30||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 3 – Selection of candidates
|17.15||End of day one|
|20.00||Dinner at a restaurant in Maastricht|
|09.00||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 4 – Dialogue/negotiation
Preparing for dialogue/negotiation
|11.00||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 4 – Dialogue/negotiation (continued)
|14.15||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 5 – Tender evaluation/selection of winning bidder
|15.45||Competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation: latest trends and key operational issues
Stage 6 – After selection of winning bidder
|16.30||Evaluation and end of the Master Class|
|MASTER CLASS LEADERS|
|Michael Burnett, a UK Chartered Accountant who has been leading EIPA’s international PPP training programmes for fourteen years.|
|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)’.|