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Strategic and Sustainable Public Procurement: Making it Work for Crisis Recovery

Date

12 May 2022 to 13 May 2022

Address

  Online
Belgium

Section

Education

Event Description

Course description

  • How can we implement strategic procurement while complying with all the legal requirements?
  • What type of clauses can we have in our contracts to use public money for sustainable, environmental and social buying of goods, works and services?
  • What types of procedures are best suited to promote innovation strategically?
  • What funds are available to support strategic public buying?

You will find answers to these and many other practical questions with this online course, while enhancing your ability to plan, implement and evaluate your public procurement decisions.

Over two days you will learn how to use procurement strategically, by going through the different phases of the contract with practitioners presenting their cases. The overview of real examples will shed light on the dos and don’ts of buying strategically while complying with the rules, and making the best use of public money.

What you will learn

You will gain knowledge, skills and methods on:

  • concepts of innovative green and social procurement;
  • principles and rules for compliance;
  • phases of the process, from needs assessment to final evaluation;
  • dos and don’ts in daily practice;
  • funds available for financing innovative, green and social procurement in Europe.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be led by experts who have decades of research and practical experience in public procurement in general and in sustainable public procurement in particular. Civil servants implementing strategic procurement in different countries and agencies will present their hands-on experience and the lessons learned.

The course delivery will combine interactive presentations showcasing practical examples, quick polls to consolidate concepts and group exercises.

How will it help you?

You will be given the slides as well as additional learning material and online resources to help you apply your new knowledge and skills to your work.

Target group

This course is intended for policymakers and public officials from national and sub-national administrations and other bodies awarding public contracts in EU Member States, candidate countries and beyond. It covers those from European institutions and organisations, and from international organisations based in the EU and their professional advisers. It will particularly benefit those with a good understanding of public procurement issues who wish to improve their knowledge and skills to make strategic contracts in their acquisition of goods and services, and who wish to discuss practical issues relevant to procurements in progress or about to be launched.

Practical information

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: +31 43 3296382
b.vetter@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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