Public Procurement & PPP Law
Intensive Online Course |
26.07.2021 - 28.07.2021 |
|
Language: English

Summer Course: Public Procurement from A to Z

Our Summer Course will give you a comprehensive overview of the essentials of public procurement and enhance your knowledge on Public Procurement Proceedings in Theory, applying public procurement rules in different sectors as well as covering topics such as concessions and public private partnerships. Each day, the experts’ presentations will be enriched by working group exercises, best practices examples and interactive case studies.

Participate from wherever you are – high-quality content delivered to your (home) office. This is your first online course with Lexxion? Don’t worry, here’s a quick guide.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 1.280,- (online, 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 intensive hybrid summer course is designed to provide you with great knowledge in Public Procurement from a macro to micro perspective. In three days you get well trained in order to apply the theory into practice.

Topics of the Summer Course

Day I: Legal Framework and Procurement Procedures

Day II: Applying Procurement Rules in Different Sectors

Day III: Concessions and Public Private Partnerships

Who should participate?

Procurement officers, anti-fraud and corruption officers, public officials responsible for the prevention of fraud and corruption as well as for risk assessment and risk management from the following institutions:

  • Public Authorities on EU, national and regional level
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Consulting companies and legal practitioners
  • Academic institutions

Previous Participants Said

“Recommended to bidders as well: a great opportunity to better understand customers, to prepare digitalization and improve compliance.”

“Very professional speakers with practical examples.”

“Personal commitment by Lexxion to deliver best Cost/Benefit-Ratio to the participants. The only training I take part in since 5 years.”

“It was a great experience, the training was very well organised, excellent! Congratulations!”

Methodology

The three-day intensive course 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.

We will organise different social activities for our participants on site, during which you will have an opportunity to meet the experts and other participants and to discuss your questions in an informal atmosphere.

Course materials are available for download after the event.

Online Course

During the online course by Lexxion Publisher all speakers present live via video and audio. Participants are actively involved in the online courses. By offering our participants the possibility to use their microphones and cameras during the whole course, we aim to recreate the atmosphere of a face-to-face Lexxion course. We encourage our participants to ask questions in real time and to take part in live discussions with speakers and other participants. Additionally, we make use of different interactive features of the online platform, such as polls, multiple choice questions and quizzes. This way participants can test their knowledge on the topic, anonymously. Moreover, there are ample opportunities for the participants to present their own problematic issues, discuss and solve them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.


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 € 299,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Laura Hoppe.

How to Join the Course Online

Zoom 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.

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.

How do I join the course online?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
  • Please install the zoom, if not done yet. Install here.
  • Please test your microphone and camera in advance. For this, follow these instructions.
  • Open the Zoom App, click on “Join a Meeeting”, enter your full name, so that we could recognise you, enter the ID and the Passcode, which we sent you, and wait in the waiting room, until our host will let you in.
  • Alternatively, it is possible to use Zoom through browser or through skype for business. BUT! Some functions are not available in these versions, therefore we highly recommend using the downloaded App.
  • Use your headset and camera.

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?
Yes, you should install Zoom app here.

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 Zoom 10 minutes before start. Our host will let you in in due time.

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.

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.

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, 26 July | Legal Framework and Procurement Procedures

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

Welcome and Introduction Round

09:15

European Public Procurement Law

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
09:45

Q&A & Discussion

09:55

Practical Application of Public Procurement

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
10:25

Q&A & Discussion

10:35

Coffee Break

10:50

Remedies for Public Procurement Contracts and Enforcement at National Level

• Enforcement at supranational level
• Enforcement at national level

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
11:20

Q&A & Discussion

11:30

Public Procurement and State Aid

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

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

Q&A & Discussion

12:10

Lunch Break

12:40

Most Common Errors in Public Procurement

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
13:10

Q&A and Discussion

13:20

Interactive Tutorial: Tendering Phases in Practice

Participants will apply the requirements of
different tendering phases to multifaceted real
case.
• Pre-tendering phase
• Tendering phase
• Post-award phase

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
14:20

Presentation of Findings in Panel

14:30

End of Day 1

Day 2: Tuesday, 27 July | Innovation in Public Procurement | Contracting | Concessions and Public Private Partnerships

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

Innovation in Public Procurement

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

Alexandra Terzaki Public Procurement Law Expert and Business Consultant, Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna
09:30

Q&A & Discussion

09:40

Innovation in Contracting

Alexandra Terzaki Public Procurement Law Expert and Business Consultant, Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna
10:10

Q&A & Discussion

10:20

Coffee Break

10:35

Workshop: Efficient Contract Design

Alexandra Terzaki Public Procurement Law Expert and Business Consultant, Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna
11:35

Q&A & Discussion

11:45

Case Study: Contracting in Cases of Emergency

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
12:15

Q&A & Discussion

12:25

Lunch Break

12:55

Public Private Partnership and Concession Arrangements

  • Introduction to Project finance and PPPs: private involvement in public infrastructure projects delivery
  • The Parties involved in PPPs and their role in the development of the project: State, governmental institutions, private investors, contractors, operators, financiers
  • PPPs and UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): the People-First PPP approach
  • Risk assessment and allocation of PPPs between Public and Private parties
  • Statistical Treatment of PPPs and Concessions according to European accounting principles (Eurostat, EPEC)
Alberto Germani Technical Director, Head of PPP and Engineering, PMF srls Project Management & Finance, Rome
13:25

Q&A & Discussion

13:35

Rules Applicable for PPP Public Procurement

  • PPP procurement successful strategy: ground principles and best practices
  • Overview of European rules on concessions and partnerships awarding
  • From decision to planning: the role of Public Administration in starting a project
  • PPP standard procurement process: from Tender Notice to Financial Closing
  • Unsolicited proposals: threats or opportunities?
Monika Kandut Lawyer and PPP Expert, PMF srls Project Management & Finance, Rome
14:05

Q&A and Discussion

14:15

Coffee Break

14:30

Practical Tipps and Consultancy in Concessions and Public Private Partnerships

  • Having a good start with the right evaluation tools: Feasibility Studies, Value for Money Analysis, Market testing
  • Understanding a financial plan: Statements and Indexes
  • Making a PPP financially sound: how to fine-tune user charges, availability payments, loans and grants
  • Sharing the major risks: construction, operation, demand, funding
  • Setting up an efficient performance control system during construction and operations: the importance of KPIs
Alberto Germani Technical Director, Head of PPP and Engineering, PMF srls Project Management & Finance, Rome
15:30

Q&A and Discussion

15:40

End of Day 2.

Day 3: Wednesday, 28 July | Applying Procurement Rules in Different Sectors

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

Smart Procurement

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
10:00

Q&A & Discussion

10:10

Integrity and Probity in Public Procurement

• Indicators and patterns
• Monitoring, whistle-blowing, forensic
accountancy
• Autoregulation: Use of transparency matrixes
and corruption indices
• Self-cleaning
• The Fraud Risk Self-Assessment Tool

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
10:40

Q&A & Discussion

10:50

Coffee Break

11:05

Essentials of E-Procurement

• Means of communication
• Time limits for tendering
• Electronic reverse auctions
• Dynamic purchasing system

Dr. Michael Varney Senior Lecturer of Law and School Academic Manager, University of Hull, Hull
11:35

Q&A and Discussion

11:45

Applying E-Procurement Tools in Different Sectors

Dr. Michael Varney Senior Lecturer of Law and School Academic Manager, University of Hull, Hull
12:15

Q&A and Discussion

12:25

The Future of Public Procurement

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
13:25

Q&A and Discussion

13:35

End of Intensive Online Course

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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Alexandra Terzaki
Public Procurement Law Expert and Business Consultant, Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna

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Alberto Germani
Technical Director, Head of PPP and Engineering, PMF srls Project Management & Finance, Rome

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Monika Kandut
Lawyer and PPP Expert, PMF srls Project Management & Finance, Rome

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Dr. Michael Varney
Senior Lecturer of Law and School Academic Manager, University of Hull, Hull

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Online-Registration

Intensive Online Course | 26.07.2021 - 28.07.2021 | | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: €1.280,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.480,- (excl. VAT)

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

The German VAT of 19% will be added. Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge).

Please e-mail events@lexxion.eu if technical problems occur with the booking.

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