Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures Master Class

Date

16 May 2018 to 17 May 2018

Address

Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE  Maastricht
Netherlands

Section

Euro & Finance
Public Affairs

Event Location

Netherlands

Event Description

We have helped many participants over several years to improve the way they apply Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures.
 
This has been important because not all methods of using these procedures are equally effective in promoting value for money for the public sector in infrastructure projects and modernising public services.
 
Knowing how to use Competitive Dialogue and the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation will be more important in future because in the current Public Procurement Directives they are easier to justify than in the past and thus likely to be more frequently used.
 
This Master Class gives you the opportunity to get advice on your specific issues from our experts and to share the experience of others in the public sector.
 
Participants will receive a copy of the recent EIPA book ‘Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures – A Practical Guide’ (2nd edition), written by our experts Michael Burnett and Martin Oder.
 
In Directive 2014/24/EU there are new rules for Competitive Dialogue and the procedural rules for the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation are more detailed than the former rules of the Negotiated Procedure with Prior Publication. Competitive Dialogue is now also an available procedure in the utilities sectors in Directive 2014/25/EU.
 
The many practical questions covered in this Master Class about how to implement these procedures include:
  • When is Competitive Dialogue a better procurement route than the Restricted Procedure or the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation?
  • What justification is needed for the use of Competitive Dialogue or the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation in the 2014 directives?
  • What do awarding bodies need to do to plan the effective use of these procedures?
  • How can awarding bodies best use the flexibility which the procedures provide?
 
Tailored to your needs
The Master Class uses a high degree of interactive discussion of practical issues faced by participants, allowing for maximum possible attention to individual cases. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 participants to facilitate discussion and maximise learning benefits.
 
Who will benefit most?
This Master Class is for policy-makers, public officials from national/sub-national administrations and other bodies awarding public contracts in EU Member States and candidate countries, from European institutions and organisations, from EU-based international organisations and for professional advisers. It will particularly benefit those with a good understanding of public procurement issues who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures and wish discuss practical issues relevant to procurements in progress or soon to be launched.
 
Come and learn how to make Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures work for you and deliver value for money in your projects.
 
‘In my law practice I’ve seen how Competitive Dialogue and Competitive Procedure with Negotiation bring new challenges as well as opportunities for awarding bodies’
Martin Oder
 
‘What to discuss in the dialogue phase is key to success – and the right to discuss everything in the dialogue phase is not the same as the obligation to do so’
Michael Burnett

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