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Value for money in complex public procurement contracts (including PPP) starts with an effective transparent and competitive procurement process. But, following the award of the contract, effective contract management is also needed to ensure that procured value for money becomes realised value for money in the contract execution phase. This workshop sets out what the awarding bodies need to do when awarding contracts and also during the contract execution phase.
What you gain
Procurement processes for complex public procurement contracts are often lengthy and resource-intensive for the awarding body. They also often have tight deadlines. This complexity and lack of time makes it very tempting to neglect the contract management process, especially because of the sense of achievement at a successful contract award. Good planning and selection can thus be undermined by lack of attention to contract management.
This seminar will focus on how to create an effective contract management framework for complex public procurement contracts and how to implement it, including:
- What you should do while awarding a contract so that you can manage it effectively in the contract execution phase.
- What you should do during the contract execution phase to manage the contract effectively.
- What resources, powers and skills you need in the contract management team.
- The impact of the rules on modification of contracts in the EU Public Procurement Directives (Directive 2014/24/EU, Directive 2014/25/EU and Directive 2014/23/EU) on contract management.
We use presentations, case studies and examples of leading edge practice to enable you to manage awarded contracts effectively and we will make time for you to discuss contracts that you are currently managing.
Who will benefit most?
The workshop is intended for officials from:
- National and regional authorities and other public bodies in EU Member States and candidate countries.
- EU institutions and agencies, who are responsible for the management of complex procurement contracts.
- Auditors, private sector providers, professional advisers and academics.