Public Procurement & PPP Law
Summer Course | 04.09.2019 - 06.09.2019 | Rome | Language: English

Public Procurement from A to Z (2019)

Our Summer 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 Summer 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

  • Most Common Errors in Public Procurement
  • Brexit – impact in the field of public procurement
  • Green and Environnemental EU Public Procurement
  • Public Procurement and Innovation
  • Social and Responsible EU Public Procurement
  • SMEs 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 summer 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 Summer Course 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, 4 September

08.30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome Notes & Introduction Round

LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES

Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
09:00

European Public Procurement Law

• 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 Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
10:00

Practical issues in Applying Public Procurement Rules

• Publicity
• Qualification
• Award Stages/Award Procedures
• Assessment
• Award Criteria and Redress
• In-house procurement
• Brexit – impact in the field of public procurement

Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
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 (Invited)
12:15

Q&A and Discussion

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Interactive Tutorial: Tendering Phases in Practice

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

• Parallel Break-out session 1: Pre-tendering phase
• Parallel Break-out session 2: Tendering phase
• Parallel Break-out session 3: Post-award phase

Presentation of findings in panel.

Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
15:15

Coffee Break

15:45

Public Procurement and Services of General Economic Interest

• Definition of SGEI
• Commissioning and awarding contracts for SGEI at national level

16:45

Q&A and Discussion

17:15

End of Day 1

Day 2: Thursday, 5 September

APPLYING PROCUREMENT RULES IN DIFFERENT SECTORS

09:00

Public Procurement and Innovation

• Importance of PPI
• How to promote PPI
• Different steps of PPI

Alexandra Terzaki Public Procurement Law Expert and Business Consultant, Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna
10:00

Green and Environmental EU Public Procurement

• Strategic public procurement
• Sustainable Policies and EU Public Procurement
• Environmental criteria in public procurement
• Social policy criteria and public procurement
• Energy Law and public procurement

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

SMEs 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)

12:00

Q&A and Discussion

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Electronic Procurement

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

Michael Varney Senior Lecturer of Law and School Academic Manager, University of Hull, Hull
14:15

Coffee Break

14:45

Public Procurement and State Aid

• State aid as part of competition law
• Definition of aid
• Exemptions
• Services of general economic interest
• Abnormally low tenders

15:45

Most Common Errors in Public Procurement

FRAUD, CORRUPTION AND COLLUSIVE TENDERING

16:30

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, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest; Country Correspondent of EPPPL
17:30

Q&A and Discussion

17:45

Day 3: Friday, 6 September

09:00

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

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

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.

Presentation of group work.

Tünde Tátrai Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest; Country Correspondent of EPPPL
13:30

Lunch

14:30

Speakers

Christopher Bovis
Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL

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Alexandra Terzaki
Public Procurement Law Expert and Business Consultant, Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna

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

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Tünde Tátrai
Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest; Country Correspondent of EPPPL

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Rome

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Rome, Italy
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Summer Course | 04.09.2019 - 06.09.2019 | Rome | Language English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 2.230,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 2.630,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review (EPPPL) subscribers: € 100,-

The Italian VAT of 22% will be added.

Seating limit
The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted first come, first served.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Public Procurement from A to Z
Regular Fee / Reguläres Preis
€2.630,00
Public Procurement from A to Z
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€2.230,00

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