Public Procurement Requirements for ESI Funds

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Interactive Workshop

25-26 January 2018 | Rome

If you have any questions in regards to the programme of the upcoming training or would like to get more information about it please contact Gaël Langosch.


Day 1: Thursday, 25 January 2018


Welcome note by Lexxion and chair; Introduction of participants


Current European Procurement Law and the Reforms

  • Directive 2014/23/EU: Concessions
  • Directive 2014/24/EU: Public Sector Simplification
  • Directive 2014/25/EU: Utilities
  • What is new?
  • State of play of the transposition across the EU

Christopher Bovis, Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull


Coffee break & networking

Public Procurement Proceedings in Theory

Christopher Bovis




Interactive Tutorial:
Tendering Phases in Practice

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

Tutor: Christopher Bovis


Coffee break


Practical Workshop on Audit Requirements and Compliance – Case Study

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

Problem-solving Session
This session is especially designed for your burning questions and cases. Prof. Bovis will take time to discuss your case with you and provide you with an advice on how to solve it.

You just have to let us know in advance whether you want to book a 15-minutes confidential discussion time.

In order to allow a proper preparation, we would advice to send us a short description of your case in advance, so Prof. Bovis can get acquainted with the details of your problem.

Christopher Bovis

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 26 January 2018


Public Procurement in ESI-Funded Programmes

– View of  a Managing Authority

  • ESI-funded programmes and public procurement
  • Responsibilities of programme bodies with regard to public procurement
  • Most common procurement questions and errors
  • Fraud risks in public procurement
  • The use of Simplified Cost Options and public procurement
  • Joint cross-border public procurementParallel

Christina Bauer, Head of Managing Authority for the Alpine Space Programme, Austria

10:30 Coffee break & networking


Interactive workshop

Participants will apply the theory to practical cases in small working groups

Tutor: Christina Bauer


Preventing Irregularities and Conducting Financial Corrections in Operational Programmes

  • Introduction to Monitoring and Control
  • Preventing Irregularities and Financial Corrections
  • Corrections and Closure
  • Controlling beneficiaries

    Simon Hannah, Finance and Technical Assurance Manager, ERDF Local Delivery Unit - East of England Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Cambridge 

    Lunch & networking


    Case Studies

    Handling Irregularities in EU-funded Projects and Operational Programmes

    Simon Hannah


    Coffee break & networking


    Summary and discussion of the seminar’s proceedings and main findings - Closing Q&A

    Christopher Bovis


    End of Workshop & Distribution of Certificates

     *Programme may be subject to change.

    Confirmation of Participation

    You will receive a confirmation letter at the end of the workshop.

    European Structural and Investment Funds Journal
    Publication frequency: quarterly
    approx. 80 pages
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    Further information

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    ISSN 21 94-73 76

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