Public Procurement from A to Z

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5-7 September 2018 | Stockholm

3-day Summer Course on the Legal Framework and Procurement Procedures, the Applying Procurement Rules in Different Sectors, and the Fraud, Corruption and Collusive Tendering.

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: Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Legal Framework and Procurement Procedures


Welcome note & Introduction round


The European Procurement Legal Framework

  • Public Sector Directive 2014/24/EU
  • Utilities Procurement  Directive 2014/25/EU
  • The EU Concessions Directive 2014/23/EU
  • Defence Sector Directive 2009/81/EU

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


The Case Law from the Court of Justice on Public Procurement

  • Publicity
  • Qualification
  • Award Stages/Award Procedures
  • Assessment
  • Award Criteria and Redress
  • In-house procurement

Christopher Bovis


Coffee Break


Remedies for Public Procurement Contracts and Enforcement at National Level

  • Enforcement at supranational level
  • Enforcement at national level

Erik Gadman, Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman attorneys


Q&A and Discussion


Lunch break


Public Procurement and Services of General Economic Interest 

Definition of SGEI  
Commissioning and awarding contracts for SGEI at national level

Dr.  Wojciech Hartung, Counsel at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, Infrastructure and Energy Practice, Warsaw


Coffee Break


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

Christopher Bovis


End of day 1

Day 2: Thursday, 6 September 2018

Applying Procurement rules in different sectors


Green and Environnemental EU Public Procurement

  • Green Public procurement
  • Environmental criteria for products and services

Coffee break


Public Procurement and Innovation Innovative
  • Importance of PPI
  • How to promote PPI
  • Different steps of PPI

Alexandra Terzaki, Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna


Q&A and Discussion


Social and Responsible EU Public Procurement 

  • Social responsible public procurement (SRPP) – definition
  • Benefits of SRPP
  • Legal and policy approach to SRPP in the EU




SME´s and Public Procurement

  • Main improvements Small enterprises with limited financial capacity can bid for contracts
  • Awarding contracts in small portions (lots)
  • Slashing administrative burden:  The European Single
  • Procurement Document (ESPD)
  • Improving the access of SMEs to defence and security contracts

Dr Spyros Panagopoulos, Legal Officer, European Central Bank


Coffee break


Electronic Procurement

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

Dr Michael Varney, Senior Lecturer and School Academic Manager,Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, Hull University


Q&A and Discussion


End of Day 2

Day 3: Friday, 7 September 2018

Fraud, Corruption and Collusive Tendering


Definition and Current Legal Framework

  • Defining fraud and corruption: notion & policy concepts, types of corruption
  • Anticorruption relevant provisions in the new public procurement directives and their impact on the integrity of the public procurement process
  • Possible avenues for Commission action in the field
  • Objectives and challenges of the Commission’s Anti-Fraud Strategy (CAFS)

Tünde Tátrai, Corvinus University of Budapest


Coffee Break

10:30 Collusive Tendering & Bid-rigging: Patterns, Control & Regulatory experience from Member States
  • Concepts and behavioral patterns of collusive tendering and bid-rigging
  • Conduct of behavior of undertakings
  • Regulatory experience from EU Member States
  • Frameworks for control
Despina Pachnou, Expert in Competition. Law Enforcement, Competition Division, OECD, Paris

11:30 Q&A and Discussion

11:45 Practical group exercise: Design a Suitable Corruption Prevention & Detection Strategy

Participants will take part in a team exercise in designing a corruption prevention and detection strategy for individual cases given to them.

Professor Tünde Tátrai, Corvinus University of Budapest

12:45 Presentation of Group Work




Integrity and Probity in Public Procurement

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

Dr. Sarah Schoenmaekers, Assistant Professor European Law, Maastricht University


Q&A and Discussion


End of the Summer Course and Distribution of Certificates


*Programme may be subject to change 

Confirmation of Participation

A confirmation of participation will be distributed at the end of the workshop. If you prefer to have it as pdf/by e-mail just let us know!


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

Further information
2018 09 24,25 Banner ESIPP 315x110

2018 10 Banner EssentialsPP Bovis Vienna Epppl 315x110M

2018 12 03 Banner Master Class Paris Epppl 315x110M Date2

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

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