European Structural and Investment Funds
Interactive Workshop |
27.02.2020 - 28.02.2020 |
Paris |
Language: English

Public Procurement Requirements for ESI Funds

Lexxion Paris

With European funding involved, all ESI Funds managing bodies have to monitor and audit the procurement procedures for EU funded projects and ensure their compliance with national and European regulation. The knowledge of public procurement rules, acquaintance with relevant procedures as well as awareness of the potential violation risks and know-how in handling irregularities and financial corrections are indispensable for all experts involved in management and control of EU Funds.

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Check out our Summer Course:
Irregularities and Fraud in EU Funds and Public Procurement: Experiences from ESI Funds, AMIF/ISF and IPA Funds

on 17.-19.06.2020 in Athens!

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Public Procurement in the EU amounts to 1 trillion Euro. However, the violation of the public procurement rules remains one of the main sources of irregularities and fraud in projects co-financed by Structural Funds. The European Commission constantly implements decisions to suspend or interrupt European funding due to the infringements of public procurement procedures. Ensuring correct public procurement – a proper drafting of tenders, running of negotiations, assignment and conclusion of the contract – is essential for all contracting authorities.


Day 1:

  • Current European procurement law and the Reforms
  • Public procurement proceedings in theory
  • A Tense Relationship – Funded Procurement and its control
  • Interactive Tutorial: Tendering Phases in Practice
  • Audit requirements and compliance

Day 2:

  • Public Procurement in ESI-Funded Programmes – View of a Managing Authority
  • Preventing Irregularities and Conducting Financial Corrections in Operational Programmes
  • Handling Irregularities in EU-funded Projects and Operational Programmes (Case Studies)
  • WORKSHOP: Participants will apply the theory to practical cases in small working groups.

Who should participate?

Experts responsible for monitoring, control and auditing of public procurement in:

  • ERDF, ESF, CF, EAFRD, EMFF Managing Authorities
  • Audit Authorities
  • Certifying Authorities
  • Intermediate Bodies

EU funds experts involved in the implementation of EU funded projects and acting as a contracting authority in public authorities such as:

  • National ministries
  • National agencies
  • Regional and local governments
  • City councils
  • National and Regional Development Agencies
  • Auditors from National and Regional Audit Authorities
  • Private companies acting as contractors for the implementation of EU funded projects
  • Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs
  • Private and Public Banks

Workshop and/or Conference 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 events. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Mariell Raisma.

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