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European Public Procurement Reform: The New Directives


09 Apr 2014 22:00 to 10 Apr 2014 22:00


Innovation & Enterprise

Event Location

10-11/Apr/2014 • Maastricht • Fee: €975

Event Description

Target group
This seminar is intended for procurement officials and policy makers from the EU Member States and European institutions and organisations who wish to familiarise themselves with the forthcoming rules on procurement. The seminar could also be of interest to industry and service providers, as well as to academics, lawyers and other persons working in this field.
This seminar will be devoted to the European public procurement reform and concentrate on the new directive on procurement. The legislative package for the modernisation of public procurement in the EU was adopted on 11 February 2014, entailing the replacement of the Classic Directive 2004/18/EC and the Utilities Directive 2004/17/EC, and in addition, a new directive on the award of concessions contracts. This seminar will mainly focus on the new procurement directive which is expected to enter into force in spring 2014. Emphasis will be put on the new issues, procedural aspects, strategic procurement, tools for aggregating demand, and particular procurement regimes. A specific session will be dedicated to the new provisions on electronic procurement in the directives. Furthermore, the seminar will also address the new directive on the award of concessions contracts.
Learning methodology
This seminar will be based on a mixture of presentations and discussions. Participants will be encouraged to interact and exchange views.
The objective of this seminar is to provide an insight into the new directives on procurement and on the award of concessions. The specific directives will be explained and examined from various perspectives. This seminar will provide a unique platform for exchanging views regarding procurement modernisation.
Project Leader
Rita Beuter
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