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Humber TA: Public Procurement in the EU

Humber Technical Assistance is working with its partner, the University of Hull to offer a series of workshop style interative masterclasses aimed at those working with ERDF and EU SIF led by Professor Christopher Bovis. The masterclass on EU Public Procurement will provide local authority policy makers and practitioners with a detailed and up-to-date overview of the EU framework of public procurement and discuss the most recent developments affecting the award of public contracts in the UK.

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May 19, 2014
from 08:45 am to 04:45 pm


Enterprise Centre University of Hull Cottingham Road Hull HU6 7RX

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Topics covered:

  • Public procurement: principles and legal instruments, the public sector directive, the utilities directive and the concessions directive
  • Contracting authorities and the concepts of in-house arrangements and public-private partnerships
  • Selection and qualification criteria, including technical capacity, economic standing and exclusion criteria
  • Award procedures, such as open, restricted and negotiated procedure, the competitive dialogue and innovation partnerships
  • Framework procurement, including formation of frameworks and call-offs
  • Electronic procurement
  • Award criteria, including life cycle costing and most economically advantageous offer
  • Green procurement
  • Strategic procurement and the promotion of SMEs
  • Remedies in public procurement, including interim measures, set aside, damages, ineffectiveness of contracts

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