About this seminar
This comprehensive three-day seminar will provide you with an understanding of the principles and procedures of European public procurement policy, focusing on the Public Procurement Directives and relevant case law. You will be guided through the Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU and the Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of concession contracts. During the seminar you will receive insights into the application of professional procurement practices.
Newcomers to procurement can also participate in the four-day programme that will begin with an ‘Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement’, which will start on 18 February 2020.
Who will benefit most?
This seminar is intended for officials from national, sub-national and local authorities and other public bodies from the EU Member States, candidate countries and European bodies and organisations, who wish to familiarise themselves with European public procurement rules, policy and practice, as well as for other interested persons working in this field, for example representatives from industry and academia.
After the seminar you should have:
- a good understanding of the European rules and principles on public procurement, including case law and green procurement
- awareness of the various phases in the procurement cycle and its practical implications
- insights into professional procurement practices
- an exchange of experiences with professionals from other countries and organisations in dealing with public procurement
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. 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.
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, the reception or 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.).
|Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice|
|09.15||Welcome; objectives of the seminar
Rita Beuter, Senior Expert, European Policies, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
|09.45||The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU
|11.30||The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU (continued)
|14.15||The utilities directive: Directive 2014/25/EU
Nicolas Pourbaix, Senior Counsel, Legal Director, International Legal Group, AMGEN, Brussels (BE)
|The directive on the award of concessions: Directive 2014/23/EU
Michael Burnett, Expert, European Public Management, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
|17.30||Guided tour of Maastricht|
|20.00||Dinner at restaurant “Petit Bonheur”, Achter de Molens 2, Maastricht, tel : +31 433215109|
|09.15||Landmark case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement
Dr Peter Braun, Partner, Dentons Law Firm, Frankfurt (DE)
|11.30||Recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement
Dr Peter Braun
|14.30||Environmental provisions in the procurement directives
Martin Unfried, Expert, ITEM Institute, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht (NL)
|16.00||The procurement process: the practice
Gareth Jones, former Director, Sardis Consulting Ltd., Pontypridd (UK)
|17.30||End of the day|
|09.15||The procurement process: the practice (including exercises)
|11.15||The procurement process: the practice (including exercises) (continued)
|13.00||Evaluation of the seminar|
|14.30||End of the seminar|