4 hours conference.26 January 2017


Recent CJEU case law on public procurement award procedures. Reliance on other entities’ capabilities. Framework agreements under the EU procurement directives. Changes to public procurement contracts.

By attending the conference you will:

  • get clear answers from best experts to the following questions:
    • How to best choose whether to enter a consortium agreement, third party support agreement or sub-contracting agreement in order to comply with bid requirements?
    • When there is a significant risk for the bid exclusion, especially in case of non-payment of tax or poor past performance specialized, and what to do to avoid such?
    • When is legally permitted to modify the public procurement contract prior and after contract signature?
    • How does the framework agreements work?
  • gain access to the latest public procurement updates, including the most recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU
  • network with the people specialized in public procurement field
  • save time by attending a 4-hour conference
  • save money as speakers will come to your city / country

Event Schedule.

Duration: 08.45 -14.00

09.00 - 12.00


09.00 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 10.30 Recent CJEU case law on public procurement award procedures
– exclusions (for non-payment of tax, poor past performance etc.)

– selection criteria (financial, technical etc.)
– award criteria, including disclosure of sub-criteria and methodology
– use of third parties (sub-contractors etc.)

10.30 – 11.30 Reliance on other entities’ capabilities
– what to consider when deciding to rely on other entities capabilities

– how to best choose whether to enter an association / consortium agreement, third party support agreement or sub-contracting agreement in order to comply with bid requirements
– consequences for the performance of the contract
– right of the contracting authority to limit the reliance on other entities’ capabilities

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 - 14.00


12.00 – 13.00 Framework agreements under the EU Public Procurement Directives under the new legislation
– setting up a framework agreement
– operating a framework agreement
– how different are the public sector and utilities rules on framework agreements

13.00 – 14.00 Changes to public procurement contracts  
– possibilities and constraints to change the public procurement contract prior and after signature under the new EU Public Procurement Directives

14.00 Networking Lunch

Sue Arrowsmith


Sue Arrowsmith is Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy at the University of Nottingham, where she is also Director of the Public Procurement Research Group and of the postgraduate Executive programme in Public Procurement Law and Policy (LLM/Diploma/Certificate). She was formerly a Tutor (1987-88), Lecturer (1988-1991) and Professor (1991-1998) at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She has a first class honours degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University (Somerville College), where she won several university and college law prizes including the prestigious Gibbs Prize, and a D.Jur from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she studied on a Commonwealth Scholarship.

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Virginie Dor


Virginie Dor is a public procurement lawyer. She has been practising law since 2003 and holds a Master’s degree in European and International Studies from the European Institutes of Nice, Berlin and Rome.
As the Head of the Public Procurement Department at one of the most prestigious international law firms, her daily practice (public procurement, concessions, PPP) includes assisting contracting authorities or private companies in the conception and implementation of procurement procedures. She regularly drafts procurement documents; negotiates complex operations; undertakes comprehensive analysis of the awarding of tenders and the compliancy of the awarding procedure, and assists either contracting authorities or tenderers in the context of litigation.

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Registration Fee 195 euro/person


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Crowne Plaza Bucharest, Bulevardul Poligrafiei 1, București 013704

Event Location.


Crowne Plaza Bucharest,
Bulevardul Poligrafiei 1, București 013704