Public Procurement & PPP Law
Intensive Workshop | 14.11.2019 - 15.11.2019 | Milano | Language: English

Essentials of Public Procurement

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European Public Procurement law aims to ensure that the activities of the State, when entering into contracts relating to the purchase of goods and services, adhere to economic principles and do not distort competition.

This two day workshop is designed to provide you with the essentials of public procurement law, to kick start your knowledge or freshen up your background.


Topics of the Workshop

  • The Legal Framework and Procurement Rules outside the Directives
  • Practical Issues in Applying Public Procurement Rules
  • Remedies and Enforcement
  • Contracting Authorities in Public Procurement
  • Public Procurement and Innovation
  • Sustainable Policies and EU Public Procurement
  • Concessions and PPPs
  • Preventing Irregularities and Conducting Financial Corrections in Operational Programmes


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 workshop. 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: Thursday, 14. November


Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome Notes & Introduction Round


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


Practical issues in Applying Public Procurement Rules

• Publication
• Transparency
• Technical specifications
• Thresholds triggering EU-wide rules
• Types of award procedures


Coffee Break


Award Criteria for Public Contracts

• Abnormally low tenders
• MEAT criteria
• Life cycle costs




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.


Coffee Break


Concessions and PPPs

• Challenges involved in public partnership contracts
• Exemption from Procurement rules
• Regulatory framework


Remedies and Enforcement

• Enforcement at supranational level
• Enforcement at national level


Q&A and Discussion


End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 15. November


Public Procurement and Innovation

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


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


Coffee Break


Sustainable Policies and EU Public Procurement

• Strategic public procurement
• Environmental criteria in public procurement
• Social policy criteria and public procurement
• SMEs and public procurement




Public Procurement and State Aid

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


Preventing Irregularities and Conducting Financial Corrections in Operational Programmes

• Introduction to Monitoring and Control
• Preventing Irregularities and Financial
• Corrections
Corrections and Closure
• Controlling beneficiaries


Coffee Break


Problem Solving Session

Round-table discussion on the important lessons to be drawn from the training and the typical mistakes to avoid.


End of the Workshop & Distribution of Certificates

*The Programme is the subject of change.



Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Milano

Milano, Italy
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Intensive Workshop | 14.11.2019 - 15.11.2019 | Milano | Language English
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Essentials of Public Procurement
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