European Structural and Investment Funds
Hybrid Workshop |
22.11.2021 - 23.11.2021 |
Málaga |
Language: English

Public Procurement Requirements for ESI Funds

Public Procurement in the EU amounts to €1 trillion. However, the violation of 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.

The event will take place as a hybrid event, which gives speakers and participants the opportunity to participate face-to-face or online via a live stream. For participating online, please check your device compatibility. If this is your first online course with Lexxion, here’s a quick guide.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 990,- (excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email.: hoppe@lexxion.eu

Cancellation: The cancellation of participation must be in writing and is possible free of charge up to 14 days before the start of the event. In case of no-show or cancellation later than two weeks before the date of the event, the entire event price plus VAT is due.

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Overview

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.

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 Experts 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
  • Experts from private companies acting as contractors for the implementation of EU funded projects
  • Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs

What participants of the previous Lexxion events said:

“Interesting and comprehensive overview, practical toolbox for the assessment of PP rules.”

“Good value for money.”

“Good introduction in Public Procurement in ESIF for beginners.”

Methodology

A workshop by Lexxion Publisher offers the possibility to meet with experts from EU institutions, Member States as well as the private sector. The different perspectives of our experienced trainers will support you in applying complex rules to your practical day-to-day work. To achieve the best results, a mix of learning methods will be applied in the course.

Our approach combines the three stages of learning to ensure that the participants obtain the best possible understanding of the applied rules:

1) Identification of the main rules and principles,
2) Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles,
3) Application of the rules and 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 opportunity to present your own 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 course. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

Course materials are available for download after the event.

Hybrid Course

The hybrid course by Lexxion Publisher is a new combined event format, which takes place in parallel: face-to-face and online. This new event format offers participants and speakers the opportunity to attend the event live on site or online, depending on the current situation, which gives additional flexibility. Our primary goal is to provide our online participants with the same high-quality experience as participants on-the-spot. For this, we place particular emphasis on interaction. This includes virtual networking during coffee breaks, active participation in discussions and the opportunity to ask questions via chat or microphone.


Course Material – No need to miss anything!

If you are unable to attend the course you may want to order all the presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Laura Hoppe.

How to Join the Course Online

Bigmarker is the platform for online participation in this course. In order to join the course online, please check your device compatibility first. 

What do I need in order to join the course online?

  • Speakers, Microphone; Camera is possible, if you would like to be seen during the course.
  • A wired connection is strongly recommended.
  • If your internet connection doesn´t work, you can join the course by telephone, using a dial-in number. In this case there might be additional telephone costs.

How do I join the course online?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
  • Please check your device compatibility.
  • As soon as you get the invitation link: Please register for the course by clicking the invitation link.
  • 15 minutes before the course: Bring your headset and eventually camera, click the invitation, enter and enjoy the course!

Minimum system requirements are as follows:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later; Mac OS X 10.12 or later, Linux.
  • Browser: The most recently-published versions of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Opera.
  • High-speed internet: A consistent, high-speed connection is required. Mobile tethering, hotspots, slow or inconsistent public Wi-Fi networks may create latency when using video conferencing.

FAQ for Online Participation

Why do I need to register before the
course starts?
Thank you for registering! This not only helps us to communicate with you in regard to technical issues but it helps you to network with your fellow course participants.

Will the course be recorded?
Please ask the responsible event manager.

Do I need a camera?
It is recommended to have a camera for more comfortable communication with the speakers and other participants.

Do I need a microphone?
Since this is an interactive course, yes.

Do I need to install anything?
No. We expect you to have a browser, of course.

Can I ask questions during the course?
Yes, you can ask your questions live by using your microphone. You can speak to all participants at the same time as you may have experienced in Skype.

When can I enter the course I’m attending?
Please enter 15 minutes before the start, so that you have enough time for technical checks. You can only enter if you have passed the system check.

May I leave the course and come back later?
Yes, just log in at a later time during the course.

May I access via Phone?
Yes, you can. Participating via phone means you can listen only. Please keep in mind that you will be dialling a US number which would result in higher telephone costs.

Can’t find invitation?
Please check your spam-folder. You should also ask your colleague from the IT department to ‘whitelist’ us. For more details please ask the corresponding event manager, who will be happy to help you.

I failed the Firewall System Check – what can I do?
Please contact your IT department and have them open the necessary ports, which can be found here.

What are the detailed System requirements?
All requirements can be found here.

I failed the Audio Output System Test – what can I do?
If you are using headphones or external speakers, try unplugging them. Please unmute your device. Test your speakers here to find out if they work.

I would like to participate but I’m waiting for an approval. Can I order a ticket on the day of the course?
Sure. Please message events@lexxion.eu.

My email address has changed – can I still participate?
Sure. Please provide us with your updated email adress; you will then receive a new invitation.

How do I contact the host of the course?
events@lexxion.eu is happy to help you.

Day 1: Monday, 8 November

09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:30

Welcome and Introduction Round

09:45

The Current EU Legislative Basis and Its Reform

10:30

Q&A and Discussion

10:40

Workshop: Tendering Phases in Practice (incl. Coffee Break)

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
12:00

Public Procurement Proceedings in Theory

12:45

Q&A and Discussion

12:55

Lunch Break

13:55

Workshop: Audit Requirements and Compliance

Participants will be split into smaller working groups to discuss and work on practical exercises. Afterwards, all groups will present their findings in panel and exchange views with the auditor

15:25

Coffee Break

15:45

Funded Procurement and its Control – A Tense Relationship

16:30

Wrap Up and Summary

16:45

End of Day 1

Day 2: Tuesday, 9 November

09:00

Public Procurement in ESI-Funded Programmes–View of a Managing Authority

09:45

Q&A and Discussion

09:55

Workshop Handling Irregularities in EU-funded Projects and Operational Programmes (incl. Coffee Break)

11:25

Introduction to Monitoring and Control, Preventing Irregularities, Financial Corrections, Corrections and Closure, Controlling Beneficiaries

12:25

Discussion and Q&A

12:35

Lunch Break

13:35

Case Studies

14:35

Problem Solving Session

15:20

Summary and discussion of the workshop’s proceedings and main findings; Closing Q&A

15:35

End of Hybrid Workshop

Speakers

Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Málaga

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Málaga, Spain
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Online-Registration

Hybrid Workshop | 22.11.2021 - 23.11.2021 | Málaga | Language: English

Do you have any COVID-19 related questions? We are happy to help!
Please contact us via e-mail events@lexxion.eu or call us at +49 30 81 45 06 0.

Participation fees for participation face-to-face in Málaga:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 1.240,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.640,- (excl. VAT)

Participation fees for online participation:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 990,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.290,- (excl. VAT)

21% VAT (Spain) will be added. For online participation the following applies additionally: Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number will receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge).

Seating limit
The number of participants in Málaga is limited.

Please contact events@lexxion.eu if technical problems occur during the booking process.

 

Where do you want to participate?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
Public Procurement Requirements for ESI Funds | Málaga
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
Public Procurement Requirements for ESI Funds | Málaga
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00
Public Procurement Requirements for ESI Funds | Online
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.290,00
Public Procurement Requirements for ESI Funds | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€990,00










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