About this seminar
This seminar will provide you with an update on the legal issues in European public procurement. Legal experts and practitioners will explain in an accessible manner the recent legal developments and recent case law in the field of European public procurement.
The first part of the seminar will concentrate on recent developments in public procurement at European level and the second part will be devoted to recent case law.
You will receive an insight into the recent jurisprudence of the General Court. This case law relates to challenges to contract awards by the EU institutions/agencies/bodies and is based on procurement under the Financial Regulation. Special attention will be given to the recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the field of procurement. In addition, the essence of the remedies directives and the related case law will be presented and interpreted for you.
Who will benefit most?
The seminar is intended for those who deal with procurement in the legal profession (lawyers, judges etc.), as public officials from national, and sub-national authorities and other public bodies in EU Member States and candidate countries and in European institutions, agencies and bodies.
At the end of this seminar you should have a good understanding of
At the end of this seminar you should have a good understanding of:
- the current legal developments in procurement at European level
- the recent jurisprudence of the CJEU and its implications in the field of procurement, including remedies
- the recent jurisprudence of the General Court and its implications for the application of the rules
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 and the reception 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.).
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|09.15||Welcome and introduction to the seminar
Rita Beuter, Senior Expert, European Policies, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
|Part I: Recent developments in procurement|
|09.30||Implications of the exclusion grounds and self-cleaning provisions
Dr Pascal Friton, Partner, BLOMSTEIN, Berlin (DE)
|11.30||Prevention and detection of bid rigging in public procurement
Sabine Zigelski, Senior Competition Expert, Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD, Paris (FR)
|13.00||Lunch at EIPA’s restaurant|
|14.30||Socially responsible public procurement
Anna Lupi, Legal and Policy Officer, G/1 Public Procurement Strategy, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, Brussels (BE) (invited)
|Part II: Recent case law|
|16.30||Recent developments in the case law of the General Court in the field of public procurement
Nicolas Pourbaix, Senior Counsel, Legal Director, International Legal Group, AMGEN, Brussels (BE)
|18.00 – 19.30||Reception at Hotel Derlon, Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 6, Maastricht (opposite EIPA)
|09.15||Recent developments in the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in the field of public procurement
Adrian Brown, Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Brussels (BE)
|11.15||Recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in the field of remedies
Martin Oder, Partner, Haslinger/Nagele & Partner Law Firm, Vienna (AT)
|12.45||Conclusion and evaluation of the seminar|
|13.00||Lunch at EIPA’s restaurant|
|14.30||End of seminar|