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Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice, Maastricht

Maastricht
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen / PDC
datum 22 september 2020 - 25 september 2020
plaats Maastricht
organisatie European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

This 4-day seminar will begin with an introductory for newcomers to procurement. This seminar will provide you with an understanding of the principles and procedures of European public procurement policy, focusing on the Public Procurement Directives and relevant case law.

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SKU: 2030802 Categories: EU Policies, Law and Practice, Public Procurement, PPP Tags: award of concession contracts, Directive 2014/23/EU, Directive 2014/24/EU, Directive 2014/25/EU, Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar, procurement, the Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU, Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU

About this course

This comprehensive seminar will provide you with an understanding of the principles and procedures of European public procurement policy, focusing on the Public Procurement Directives and relevant case law. You will be guided through the Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU and the Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of concession contracts. During the seminar you will receive insights into the application of professional procurement practices.

The four-day programme will begin with an ‘Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement’, which will be held on 22 September 2020. The three-day ‘Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice’ will commence on the following day.

Who will benefit most?

This seminar is intended for officials from national, sub-national and local authorities and other public bodies from the EU Member States, candidate countries and European bodies and organisations, who wish to familiarise themselves with European public procurement rules, policy and practice, as well as for other interested persons working in this field, for example representatives from industry and academia.

This four-day programme will begin with an introductory for newcomers to procurement. If you are confident of all the basics, and do not feel that you need any further training on it, you can also register for the Practitioners’ Seminar only.

What you will learn in this course

After the four-day seminar you should have:

  • a good understanding of the European rules and principles on public procurement, including case law and green procurement
  • awareness of the various phases in the procurement cycle and its practical implications
  • insights into professional procurement practices
  • an exchange of experiences with professionals from other countries and organisations in dealing with public procurement

Rita Beuter (DE)

Public Procurement

Michael Burnett (UK)

Public Procurement / PPP / Public Sector Management

Martin Unfried

ITEM, Maastricht University

EU Environmental / Regional Policy

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 43 3296382

b.vetter@eipa.eu

Fee

The fee includes documentation and refreshments, 4 lunches and a dinner . 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.

Meals

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.

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.).

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The programme

 

Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement

09.30

Welcome; objectives of the seminar

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

09.45

European public procurement and multiple choice questions (MCQ)

Rita Beuter

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

European public procurement and quiz

Rita Beuter

13.00

Lunch at Hotel Derlon, Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 6, Maastricht (opposite EIPA)

14.15

Public procurement rules and practice in the EU

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

15.45

Coffee break

16.15

Public procurement rules and practice in the EU (continued) and practical exercise

Bonnie Epema

17.45

End of the day

 

Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice

09.15

Welcome; objectives of the seminar

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

09.45

The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU

Rita Beuter

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

The procurement directive: Directive 2014/24/EU (continued)

Rita Beuter

12.45

Lunch at EIPA’s restaurant

14.15

The utilities directive: Directive 2014/25/EU

Nicolas Pourbaix, Senior Counsel, Legal Director, International Legal Group, AMGEN, Brussels (BE)

15.30

Coffee break

16.00

The directive on the award of concessions: Directive 2014/23/EU

Michael Burnett, Expert, European Public Management, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)

17.30

Guided tour of Maastricht

20.00

Dinner at restaurant “Petit Bonheur”, Achter de Molens 2, Maastricht, tel : +31 433215109

 

09.15

Landmark case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement

Dr Peter Braun, Partner, Dentons Law Firm, Frankfurt (DE)

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

Recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in procurement

Dr Peter Braun

13.00

Lunch at EIPA’s restaurant

14.30

Environmental provisions in the procurement directives

Martin Unfried, Expert, ITEM Institute, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht (NL)

15.45

Coffee break

16.00

The procurement process: the practice

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

17.30

End of the day

 

09.15

The procurement process: the practice (including exercises)

Gareth Jones

10.45

Coffee break

11.15

The procurement process: the practice (including exercises) (continued)

Gareth Jones

13.00

Evaluation of the seminar

13.15

Lunch at Hotel Derlon

14.30

End of the seminar


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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