European Structural and Investment Funds
Hybrid Workshop |
08.11.2021 - 09.11.2021 |
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.

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

You will receive all information and a link to join the course via e-mail latest 1 day before the event.

If you have any questions in advance, please contact Laura Hoppe.

Day 1: Monday, 8 November

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

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:30

Welcome and Introduction Round

09:45

The Current EU Legislative Basis and Its Reform

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
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
Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
12:00

Public Procurement Proceedings in Theory

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

Pavel Hradecky Head of EU Funds Unit, EU Economic Policy Coordination Department, Office of the Government, Prague
15:25

Coffee Break

15:45

Funded Procurement and its Control – A Tense Relationship

Pavel Hradecky Head of EU Funds Unit, EU Economic Policy Coordination Department, Office of the Government, Prague
16:30

Wrap Up and Summary

16:45

End of Day 1

Day 2: Tuesday, 9 November

Chair of the Seminar
Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
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)

Simon Hannah ERDF Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager, East of England ERDF Growth Delivery Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cambridge
11:25

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

Simon Hannah ERDF Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager, East of England ERDF Growth Delivery Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cambridge
12:25

Discussion and Q&A

12:35

Lunch Break

13:35

Case Studies

14:35

Problem Solving Session

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
15:20

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

15:35

End of Hybrid Workshop

Speakers

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

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Pavel Hradecky
Head of EU Funds Unit, EU Economic Policy Coordination Department, Office of the Government, Prague

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Simon Hannah
ERDF Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager, East of England ERDF Growth Delivery Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cambridge

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Málaga

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Málaga, Spain
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Online-Registration

Hybrid Workshop | 08.11.2021 - 09.11.2021 | 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)

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

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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