Public Procurement & PPP Law
Interactive Workshop |
28.05.2020 - 29.05.2020 |
Florence |
Language: English

Essentials of Public Procurement

Lexxion Florence

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 to freshen up your background.

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Topics of the Workshop

  • The Legal Framework
  • Procurement Rules outside the Directives and State aids
  • Practical issues in applying Public  Procurement Rules
  • Remedies and Enforcement
  • Contracting Authorities in Public Procurement
  • Public Procurement and Innovation
  • Concessions and PPPs
  • Collusive Tendering & Bid-rigging

Methodology

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, 28 May

Chair of the Seminar
Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome by Lexxion and Introduction

09:15

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
10:15

Coffee Break and Networking

10:45

Practical Issues in the Application of Public Procurement

  • Publicity
  • Qualification
  • Award Stages/Award Procedures
  • Assessment
  • Award Criteria and Redress
  • In-house procurement
Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
11:45

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
12:30

Lunch and Networking

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. Presentation of findings in panel.

  • Parallel Break-out session 1: Pre-tendering phase
  • Parallel Break-out session 2: Tendering phase
  • Parallel Break-out session 3: Post-award phase
Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
15:00

Coffee Break and Networking

15:30

Concessions and PPPs

  • Challenges involved in public partnership contracts
  • Exemption from Procurement rules
  • Regulatory framework
Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
16:30

Closing Remarks and Q&A

16:45

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 29 May

Chair of the Seminar
Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
09:30

Public Procurement and State Aid

  • State aid as part of competition law
  • Definition of aid
  • Exemptions
  • Services of general economic interest
  • Abnormally low tenders
Sarah Schoenmaekers Assistant Professor European Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht
(Invited)
10:15

Remedies and Enforcement

  • Enforcement at supranational level
  • Enforcement at national level
Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
11:15

Coffee Break and Networking

11:45

Public Procurement at the Cross-Road of Different Policies

  • Importance of Public Procurement in Modern Economies
  • Public Procurement – a public activity at high risk
  • OECD work on competition and procurement
  • Compliance programmes for companies
Antonio Capobianco Senior Expert in Competition Law Enforcement, OECD Competition Division, Paris
12:30

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
Antonio Capobianco Senior Expert in Competition Law Enforcement, OECD Competition Division, Paris
13:15

Lunch and Networking

14:15

Problem Solving Session

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

14:30

End of the Workshop & Distribution of Confirmation of Participatio

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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Sarah Schoenmaekers
Assistant Professor European Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht

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Antonio Capobianco
Senior Expert in Competition Law Enforcement, OECD Competition Division, Paris

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Venue

Via Maso Finiguerra 9
Florence, Italy
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Interactive Workshop | 28.05.2020 - 29.05.2020 | Florence | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 1.240,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.640,- (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.

Are you a public authority?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
Essentials of Public Procurement
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
Essentials of Public Procurement
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00

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