Public Procurement & PPP Law
Spring Course | 27.03.2019 - 29.03.2019 | Nice | Language: English

Public Procurement from A to Z

Our Spring Course will give you a comprehensive overview of the essential of public procurement and enhance your knowledge on Public Procurement Proceedings in Theory, applying public procurement rules in different sectors as well as covering topics such as fraud, corruption and collusive tendering.

Each day, the experts’ presentations will be enriched by working group exercises, best practices examples and interactive case studies.

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Topics of the Spring Course

Day I: Legal Framework and Procurement Procedures

  • The Case Law from the Court of Justice on Public Procurement
  • Remedies for Public Procurement Contracts and Enforcement at National Level
  • Public Procurement and Services of General Economic Interest
  • Interactive Tutorial: Tendering Phases in Practice

Day II: Applying Procurement Rules in Different Sectors

  • Green and Environnemental EU Public Procurement
  • Public Procurement and Innovation Innovative
  • Social and Responsible EU Public Procurement
  • SME´s and Public Procurement
  • Electronic Procurement

Day III: Fraud, Corruption and Collusive Tendering

  • Definition and Current Legal Framework
  • Collusive Tendering & Bid-rigging: Patterns, Control & Regulatory experience from Member States
  • Practical group exercise: Design a Suitable Corruption Prevention & Detection Strategy
  • Integrity and Probity in Public Procurement

Methodology

The three-day spring course offers the possibility to meet and exchange with experts from EU institutions, Member States as well as the private sector. The different perspectives of our experienced trainers will support to apply the complex rules to real cases. A mix of learning methods will be applied in the course to achieve the best results.

The Lexxion Training Method combines the three stages of learning to ensure that the participants obtain the best possible understanding of EU rules:

1) Identification of the main points or principles;
2) Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles, and
3) Application of the principles.

The participants will be actively involved in the course. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

Just send to us your cases and questions in advance! We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the training. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.


Workshop Material – No need to miss anything! If you were unable to make it to the workshop you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Mariell Raisma.

Day 1: Wednesday, 27 March | 09:00 - 16:00

09:00

The European Procurement Legal Framework

  • Public Sector Directive 2014/24/EU
  • Utilities Procurement  Directive 2014/25/EU
  • The EU Concessions Directive 2014/23/EU
  • Defence Sector Directive 2009/81/EU
Christopher Bovis Professor of Business Law, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics; Hull University Business School, Kingstopn upon Hall, England
10:00

The Case Law from the Court of Justice on Public Procurement

  • Publicity
  • Qualification
  • Award Stages/Award Procedures
  • Assessment
  • Award Criteria and Redress
  • In-house procurement
Christopher Bovis Professor of Business Law, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics; Hull University Business School, Kingstopn upon Hall, England
11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Remedies for Public Procurement Contracts and Enforcement at National Level

  • Enforcement at supranational level
  • Enforcement at national level
Erik Gadman Counsel, Gernandt & Danielsson
12:15

Q&A and Discussion

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Electronic Procurement

• Means of communication
• Time limits for tendering
• Electronic reverse auctions
• Dynamic purchasing system

Michael Varney Senior Lecturer and School Academic Manager, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, Hull University
14:30

Procurement Rules outside the Directives and State aids

• Scope of application
• Applicable Regime
• Legal protection
• State Aid

Alexander Egger Head of EU, Regulatory, Public Procurement & State Aids, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwält
15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

Public Procurement and Services of General Economic Interest

  • Definition of SGEI
  • Commissioning and awarding contracts for SGEI at national level
Wojciech Hartung Counsel at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, Infrastructure and Energy Practice, Warsaw
17:00

Q&A and Discussion & End of Day 1

Day 2: Thursday, 28 March | 09:00 - 17:00

09:00

Public Procurement and Innovation Innovative

  • Importance of PPI
  • How to promote PPI
  • Different steps of PPI
Alexandra Terzaki Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna
10:30

Q&A and Discussion

10:45

Coffee Break

11:45

Integrity and Probity in Public Procurement

  • Indicators and patterns
  • Monitoring, whistle-blowing, forensic accountancy
  • Autoregulation: Use of transparency matrixes and corruption indices
  • Self-cleaning
  • The Fraud Risk Self-Assessment Tool
Sarah Schoenmaekers Assistant Professor European Law, Maastricht University
12:45

Lunch

13:45

SME´s and Public Procurement

  • Main improvements Small enterprises with limited financial capacity can bid for contracts
  • Awarding contracts in small portions (lots)
  • Slashing administrative burden:  The European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)
  • Improving the access of SMEs to defence and security contracts
15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

Interactive Tutorial: Tendering Phases in Practice

Participants will split into parallel working groups to apply the requirements of different tendering phases to real cases.

Christopher Bovis Professor of Business Law, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics; Hull University Business School, Kingstopn upon Hall, England
17:00

Q&A and Discussion

17:15

End of Day 2

Day 3: Friday, 29 March | 09:00 - 14:30

09:00

Definition and Current Legal Framework

  • Defining fraud and corruption: notion & policy concepts, types of corruption
  • Anticorruption relevant provisions in the new public procurement directives and their impact on the integrity of the public procurement process
  • Possible avenues for Commission action in the field
  • Objectives and challenges of the Commission’s Anti-Fraud Strategy (CAFS)
Tünde Tátrai Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest
(invited)
10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Collusive Tendering & Bid-rigging: Patterns, Control & Regulatory experience from Member States

  • Concepts and behavioral patterns of collusive tendering and bid-rigging
  • Conduct of behavior of undertakings
  • Regulatory experience from EU Member States
  • Frameworks for control
Carolina Abate A policy analyst at the OECD Competition Division
11:30

Q&A and Discussion

11:45

Practical group exercise: Design a Suitable Corruption Prevention & Detection Strategy

Participants will take part in a team exercise in designing a corruption prevention and detection strategy for individual cases given to them.

Tünde Tátrai Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest
(invited)
12:45

Presentation of Group Work

13:15

Q&A and Discussion

13:30

Lunch

14:30

End of the Spring Course and Distribution of Certificates

*Programme may be subject to change 

Confirmation of Participation

A confirmation of participation will be distributed at the end of the workshop. If you prefer to have it as pdf or by e-mail just let us know!

Speakers

Christopher Bovis
Professor of Business Law, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics; Hull University Business School, Kingstopn upon Hall, England

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Erik Gadman
Counsel, Gernandt & Danielsson

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Michael Varney
Senior Lecturer and School Academic Manager, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, Hull University

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Alexander Egger
Head of EU, Regulatory, Public Procurement & State Aids, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwält

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Wojciech Hartung
Counsel at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, Infrastructure and Energy Practice, Warsaw

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Alexandra Terzaki
Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna

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Sarah Schoenmaekers
Assistant Professor European Law, Maastricht University

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Tünde Tátrai
Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest

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Carolina Abate
A policy analyst at the OECD Competition Division

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Venue

31 Promenade des Anglais
Nice, France
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Hotel near the venue

Westminster Hotel
27 Promenade des Anglais
06000 Nice
Tel:+33 4 92 14 86 86
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Le Méridien Nice
1 Promenade des Anglais
Nice 06046
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Hotel Le Royal
23 Promenade des Anglais
06000 Nice
+33 (0)4 93 16 43 00
royal@vacancesbleues.fr

For a wide selection of hotels near the venue and in different price categories, you may check www.booking.com or www.hrs.com.

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Spring Course | 27.03.2019 - 29.03.2019 | Nice | Language English
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