Current Challenges in Defence and Security Procurement

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Intensive Workshop

25-26 October 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.


Procurement in the Defence and Security Sector remains to be one of the most challenging fields within public procurement. One of the reasons being the fragmented defence market and the fairly limited choice of suppliers. While struggeling with the difficulty of meeting the country´s needs, governments are obliged to follow the rules on public procurement, domestically as well as on a European level and publicise call for tenders and choose among several bidders.

Our Intensive Workshop will keep you up-to-date with the recent developments in the European and international regulation for defence and security procurement and present to you various national experiences in the preparation and implementation of defence and security purchases. Furthermore, our acknowladged European experts will discuss with you the topical implementation issues, such as combating fraud and corruption, making collaborative procurement work and working woth offset agreements.

Topics of the Workshop

This workshop will focus on:

Rules and Procedures Applying to Defence and Security Procurement

  • Directive on Defence and Security Procurement (Directive 2009/81/EC): Scope of the regulation, exclusions and interplay with other regimes, in particular with Art. 346 TFEU
  • Choosing the Right Procedure for the Procurement
  • Exclusion of Government to Government Contracts
  • Discussion panel on the Best practice of the Member States

Practical Challenges

  • Collaborative Procurement
  • Combating Fraud and Corruption
  • Transatlantic Relations in Defence Procurement
  • Procurement of New Technologies and Innovations
  • Offsets Agreements in Defence Sector
  • Final discussion round and problem-solving session

Receive most practical insights and learn from case studies & best-practice solutions of various EU Member States.

Who should participate?


1. Experts dealing with procurement procedures for defence and security sector from:

  • National Defence and Security Procurement Agencies
  • National and Central Public Procurement and Purchasing Agencies
  • Procurement departments of Ministries for Defence, Security, Internal and External Affairs and Regional Governments
  • Military and Police Forces and Border Guards
  • Procurement departments of International and European Organisations dealing with defence and security issues

2. Officials involved in drafting and reviewing of national regulations for defence and security procurement

3. Procurement specialists from the defence industry and service providers

4. Lawyers and consultants specialized in defence and security procurement

5. Lawyers and procurement experts from associations and networks in the field of security and defence

6. Academics working on defence and security procurement

Workshop Material - No need to miss anything!
If you were unable to make it to the workshop you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event.
The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Gael Langosch.


European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review
Publication frequency: quarterly
approx. 60 pages
ISSN 21 94-73 76

Further information

2018 04 26 Banner EssentialsPP Bovis Milan Epppl 315x110M Date2

2018 06 07 Banner Master Class London Epppl 315x110M Date2

2018 09 5,7 Banner PP A-Z Bovis Stockholm 315x110M

Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
ISSN 16 19-52 72

Further information
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