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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Her publications have been extensively cited by courts and legislators both in the UK and in other parts of Europe, in the ECJ, and in Africa, North America and Asia. Authored books include The Law of Public and Utilities Procurement (3rd ed. 2014), (with J. Linarelli and D. Wallace Jr) Regulating Public Procurement; National and International perspectives (2000) and Government Procurement in the WTO (Kluwer, 2003). Recent edited collections include (with Peter Kunzlik) Social and Environmental Policies in EC Procurement Law: New Directive and New Directions (2009; CUP); (with R. D. Anderson), The WTO Regime on Government Procurement: Challenge and Reform (CUP, 2011); (with S.Treumer) Competitive Dialogue in EU Procurement Law (2012, CUP); and (with Geo Quinot), Public Procurement Regulation in Africa (CUP, 2013).

In 1992 she launched the first international academic procurement journal, Public Procurement Law Review, and has edited the Review for more than 20 years.

In 2007 she was awarded the CIPS Swinbank Medal for thought innovation in purchasing and supply. She has taught university modules on procurement since 1995. She was Project Leader of the recent EU-funded project for developing a global academic network on procurement regulation, which included setting up several university centres for teaching and research in procurement in Europe and Asia, and establishing the global Procurement Law Academic Network (www.planpublicprocurement.org). She has recently received awards from the British Academy, including, currently, a Newton Fellowship, to develop this work in Africa, leading to the creation and development of a further procurement centre in Africa.

She is a member of the UNCITRAL Procurement Experts Group and was a member of the World Bank International Advisory Group on Procurement for its recent overhaul of its policies on procurement in developing countries. She was previously a member for over 20 years of the European Commission’s independent Advisory Committee on procurement, and has been consultant for the UK government, UN, WTO, European Commission, OECD, EU, European Central Bank, ILO and the Law Commission of England and Wales, as well as for law firms and private companies..

She is Co-Director of the series of conferences Public Procurement: Global Revolution, first launched in 1996, and the next (eighth) of which will be held in Nottingham in June 2017.

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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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She is widely known for her numerous publications and her intense speaking and lecturing program (about 40 lectures a year in English, French and Dutch). Virginie is the author and co-author of various articles, books and reference works dealing with public procurement and the transposition of public procurement directives into Belgian Law. (Co)authored books include: 2 books of the Collection « Public Procurement » (Kluwer, 2014), The new public procurement law in Belgium, 1250 p. (Larcier, 2013), The new public procurement regime – Main innovations introduced by the laws of 15 et 16 June 2006, 231 p. (Kluwer, 2007), Legal claims for public procurement (transposition of the 2007/66/CE directive), 324 p. (Kluwer, 2010).
She has been recently appointed as expert for the EU Commission in public procurements. The tasks of the group of 20 experts are to provide the Commission with high quality legal, economic, technical and/or practical insight and expertise with a view to assisting it in shaping the public procurement policy of the Union.
Virginie is a director of a non-profit association “ESIMAP”. ESIMAP is a training association in the field of public procurement, where she gives weekly trainings to Contracting authorities’ staff or private tenderers.
Virginie is finally one of the Directors of the Women In Law and Leadership Program (WILL) which is designed to provide coaching, trainings, mentoring and support for talented women at law firms.
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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