DAY 1 & 2: EU Procurement Directives: Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification
  • EU Procurement Directives: Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification
  • Day 1 topics will focus on the Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification of the EU Procurement Directives, Safe Joint Procurement, Procurement & the Courts, Litigation & Utilities, Reserving Contracts for NGOs & Collaboration: In house or Horizontal? practices that have been used to purchase innovative, more effective and efficient products/services for some of the world’s greatest cities!
  • Day 2 topics will focus on Slavery & Procurement, Social Procurement, Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification of the EU Procurement Directives, Health Procurement, BREXIT - Possible Implications for Procurement, E-Procurement - A Good Idea Gone Bad?, & University Procurement

Day 1 & 2 Agenda (9th & 10th June 2016):
EU Procurement Directives: Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification

Day 1 will focus on the Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification of the EU Procurement Directives including; Safe Joint Procurement, Procurement & the Courts, Litigation & Utilities, Reserving Contracts for NGOs & Collaboration: In house or Horizontal?

Day 2 will focus on Slavery & Procurement, Social Procurement, Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification of the EU Procurement Directives, Health Procurement, BREXIT - Possible Implications for Procurement, E-Procurement - A Good Idea Gone Bad?, and University Procurement.

You can register HERE for day 1 and/or day 2.

AGENDA DAY 1 (9th June 2016)
09:30 - 10:00 : Welcome & Registration Day 1 - 'EU Procurement Directives: Modernisation, Flexibility and Simplification'
10:00 - 10:10 : 'Introduction to Procurement Week 2016'
10:10 - 10:45 : 'Implementation of the EU procurement Directives and wider commercial reform: Lessons to learn from UK?', Edward Green, Crown Commercial Service

10.45 - 11:00 : Refreshments & Networking

11.00 - 13:00 : 'Session 2: Tensions between Legislation and Practice'
• 'Introduction' by Session Chair: Ama Eyo, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), Bangor University
'Legal Roadblocks in the Road to Joint Procurement', Dr. Albert Sanchez-Graells, Bristol University
'A Perspective on Contractual Ineffectiveness', Dr. Kirsi-Maria Halonen, University of Lapland
'Contract Modifications', Anna-Marie Curran, Partner, A & L Goodbody
'Reserving Contracts for Non-Profit Organisations', Dr. Andrea Sundstrand, Stockholm University
Questions & Answers

13.00 - 14:00 : Lunch & Networking

14.00 - 15:15 : 'Session 3: Procurement Rules and the Courts'
• 'Introduction' by Session Chair: Prof. Dermot Cahill, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), Bangor University
• 'Remedies and Alternatives to Litigation', Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton Chambers
'Procurement Law and Litigation – in front and behind the scenes at Court', Ewan West, Monckton Chambers
'Tensions between Legislation and Practice: Some tales from the Courts in Ireland', Patrick McGovern, Partner, Arthur Cox (PRESENTATION AVAILABLE HERE)
'Procurement Rules and the Courts', Mark Clough, Dentons
'Joint Procurement: In-house or Horizontal Collaboration?', Prof. Mario Comba, University of Turin
Questions & Answers

15.15 - 15:30 : Refreshments & Networking

15.30 - 16:30 : 'Panel Discussion: Implementation of the Directives: Consistency or Compications - A Crystal View from Member States'
• 'Introduction' by Session Chair: Dr. Grith Skovgarrd Ølykke, Copenhagen Business School
• A round table discussion with experts from: Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Czech, Italy, England, and Poland
Questions & Answers

16.30 - Day 1: Session Close

Day 2 Agenda (10th June 2016) - EU Procurement Directives: Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification



Day 2 will focus on Slavery & Procurement, Social Procurement, Modernisation, Flexibility & Simplification of the EU Procurement Directives, Health Procurement, BREXIT - Possible Implications for Procurement, E-Procurement - A Good Idea Gone Bad?, and University Procurement.

You can register HERE for day 2

AGENDA DAY 2 (10th June 2016)
09:00 - 09:30 : Registration Day 2 - 'EU Procurement Directives: Modernisation, Flexibility and Simplification'
09:30 - 11:00 : 'Session 1: Lessons for Practice'
• 'Introduction' by Session Chair: Ama Eyo, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), Bangor University
'What Contracting Authorities Can Gain From the New Regulations', Sophie Kavanagh, PwC
'The Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Living Wage and Public Procurement - Implications for Contracting Authorities', Paul Henty, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys
'Social Considerations - the Swedish Experience and Lessons for Contracting Authorities', Dr. Andrea Sundstrand, Stockholm University
'Sustainable Procurement: Issues Arising from the Use of Labels in Regulated Procurement', Prof. Roberto Caranta, University of Turin
'Public Procurement & Universities', Dr. Albert Sanchez-Graells, Bristol University
Questions & Answers

11.00 - 11:15 : Refreshments & Networking

11.15 - 13:00 : 'Session 2: Special Issues in Procurement'
• 'Introduction' by Session Chair: Prof. Dermot Cahill, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), Bangor University
• 'Light Touch Regime for Social Services: Implications of the New Regieme', Catherine Donnelly, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
'The Health Sector and Public Procurement', Simon Taylor, Barrister, Keating Chambers
'Concessions - Will the New Directive Contrain Initiative or Otherwise Inhibit the Market?', Christopher Bovis, Hull University
'How would BREXIT affect Public Procurement', Paul Henty, Charles Russell Speechlys
'Modernisation, Flexibility and Simplification of the EU Procurement Directives: A Perspective from Outside the EU Framework', Caroline Nicholas, UNCITRAL Secretariat
Questions & Answers

13.00 - 14:00 : Lunch & Networking

14.00 - 15:15 : 'Session 3: E-Procurement - A Good Idea Gone Bad?'
• 'Introduction' by Session Chair: Gary Clifford, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), Bangor University
• 'Implications of the new Directives for e-procurement: What to Look Out for in your E-Procurement System', Dean Corbisiero, Cardiff Council (PRESENTATION AVAILABLE HERE)
'The Health Sector and Public Procurement', Dr. Anna Gorczynska, Lodz University
'E-Procurement: Mantory Regime and Challenges', Jan Zahalka, Remedical
'E-procurement in Portugal - 7 years after', Dr. Pedro Telles, Swansea University
Questions & Answers

15.15 - Day 2: Close

18.30 - Join us at the 2016 Welsh National Procurement Awards. For more information about this social event click HERE.