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Workshop: The Procurement Cycle and Practice, Maastricht

Maastricht
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen / PDC
datum 21 november 2019
plaats Maastricht
organisatie European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

This workshop will guide you through the procurement cycle with practical cases and exercises. You will have the opportunity to discuss your problems and experiences with experienced procurement practitioners. You will be able to apply in your daily procurement practice the knowledge and skills acquired.

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SKU: 1930809 Categories: EU Policies, Law and Practice, Public Procurement, PPP

About this course

Join us to learn about and discuss practical issues in public procurement. This workshop will guide you through the procurement cycle with practical cases and exercises, covering the following steps:

  • Procurement planning
  • Preliminary market consultations, deciding on the procedure
  • Exclusion grounds, setting the selection criteria, drafting technical specifications, award criteria
  • Contract notice and invitation to tender
  • Tenders
  • Evaluation procedure (tender opening, suitability of tenderers, verification, award criteria comparison)
  • Award decision and notification
  • Contract management, modifications and invoicing

How will it help you?

Come and address the various issues arising at the different phases of the procurement cycle. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your problems and experiences with experienced procurement practitioners. You will be able to apply in your daily procurement practice the knowledge and skills acquired.

Who will benefit most?

The workshop is aimed principally at officials from national, regional and local authorities and other public bodies in EU Member States, candidate countries and in European institutions and agencies who are involved in procurement. It should also be of interest for evaluators, auditors and consultants.

Rita Beuter (DE)

Public Procurement / PPP

Practical information

Course venue

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

O.L. Vrouweplein 22

6211 HE, Maastricht

the Netherlands

Programme Organiser

Ms Belinda Vetter

Tel: + 31 433 296 382

b.vetter@eipa.eu

Fee

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals

Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

Confirmation

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy

For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).

The programme

 

09.15

Welcome and introduction to the workshop

Rita Beuter, Senior Expert, European Policies, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)

09.30

The procurement rules - an overview

Rita Beuter

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

The procurement cycle - from planning to invoicing

Pilvi Takala, Chair of the Board, Shareholder PTC Services Oy, Helsinki (FI)

13.00

Lunch

14.15

Presentation of cases and issues by the participants

15.00

Setting selection criteria, drafting technical specifications and award criteria

Gareth Jones, former Director, Sardis Consulting Ltd., Pontypridd (UK)

15.45

Coffee break

16.15

Setting selection criteria, drafting technical specifications and award criteria (continued)

Gareth Jones

17.45

Distribution of exercises and case study

Gareth Jones

18.15-19.45

Reception

 

09.15

Case study and debriefing

Gareth Jones

10.00

Practical examples - from drafting technical specifications to invitation to tender

Bonnie Epema, Lawyer, Procurement Consultant The Drone BV, Leur (NL)

11.15

Coffee break

11.30

Practical application of a procurement procedure - case study

Bonnie Epema

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Evaluation procedure (from tender opening to award decision and notification)

Pilvi Takala

15.30

Coffee break

15.45

Contract management, modifications and invoicing

Pilvi Takala

16.45

Guidance for evaluators

Pilvi Takala

17.30

Evaluation

17.45

End of the workshop


Inhoud

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European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Het Europees instituut voor bestuurskunde (beter bekend als The European Institute of Public Administration - ofwel EIPA) streeft ernaar om de kennis van ambtenaren die zich met de EU bezighouden te vergroten door het ontwikkelen en organiseren van trainingen. Het instituut wil wetenschappelijke kennis en praktische 'know–how' met elkaar verbinden. EIPA bestaat al meer dan 35 jaar.

Het hoofdkantoor van EIPA is gevestigd in Maastricht en heeft dependances in Luxemburg en Barcelona. Gemiddeld nemen 14.000 nationale en Europese ambtenaren per jaar deel aan de trainingen. Daarnaast biedt EIPA ook consultancy, onderzoek en op maat gemaakte programma’s/trainingen aan. Bij EIPA werken circa 120 hoogopgeleide medewerkers.

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