Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice

20/02/2018 - 23/02/2018
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Project number: 1830801

Confirmed_Stamp

Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice

From:  1.735,00

This comprehensive 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.

This comprehensive 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.

The four-day programme will begin with an ‘Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement’, which will be held on 20 February 2018. The three-day ‘Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice’ will commence on the following day.

How will it help you?
After the four-day 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

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.

TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2018
Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement
09.30 Welcome; objectives of the seminar
Rita Beuter, Senior Expert, European Policies, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
09.45 European public procurement and multiple choice questions (MCQ 1)

Rita Beuter

11.00 Coffee break
11.30 European public procurement and MCQ 2

Rita Beuter

13.00 Lunch break
14.15 Public procurement rules and practice in the EU

Bonnie Epema, Lawyer, The Drone BV, Leur (NL)

15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Public procurement rules and practice in the EU (continued) and practical exercise

Bonnie Epema, Lawyer, The Drone BV, Leur (NL)

17.45 End of the day
WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2018
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 

Rita Beuter

11.00 Coffee break
11.30 The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU (continued)

Rita Beuter

12.45 Lunch break
14.15 The directive on the award of concessions: Directive 2014/23/EU 

Michael Burnett, Expert, European Public Management, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)

15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Environmental provisions in the procurement directives

Martin Unfried, Expert, European Policies, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)

17.30 Guided tour of Maastricht
20.00 Dinner at restaurant “Petit Bonheur”, Achter de Molens 2, Maastricht, tel : +31 433215109
THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2018
09.15 Landmark case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement
Dr Peter Braun, Partner, Dentons Law Firm, Frankfurt (DE)
10.45 Coffee break
11.15 Recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement

Dr Peter Braun

12.45 Lunch break
14.15 The utilities directive: Directive 2014/25/EU

Nicolas Pourbaix, Senior Counsel, Legal Director, International Legal Group, AMGEN, Brussels (BE)

15.30 Coffee break
16.00 The procurement process: the practice

Gareth Jones, former Director, Sardis Consulting Ltd., Pontypridd (UK)

17.30 End of the day
FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018
09.15 The procurement process: the practice (including exercises)

Gareth Jones

10.45 Coffee break
11.15 The procurement process: the practice (including exercises) (continued)

Gareth Jones

13.00 Evaluation of the seminar
13.15 Lunch break
14.30 End of the seminar

Course venue
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
the Netherlands

Fee
The fee includes documentation, lunches, one dinner and refreshments. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
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, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals
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.

Hotel reservations
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.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation. Please indicate the method of payment on the registration form.

Cancellation policy
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.). The mention of a speaker’s name in the programme does not commit EIPA. In the event that an announced speaker does not appear, EIPA will do its utmost to find a suitable replacement.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *