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19 March 2014


Conference on the new EU rules on procurement and concessions

Brussels, Belgium

In view of the formal adoption of the new Procurement and Concessions Directives expected in January 2014, Commissioner Michel Barnier invites all stakeholders interested in public procurement to attend this Conference.

The conference will provide a platform to present and discuss the most important changes and simplifying measures introduced by the new Procurement Directives as well as introduce the new Concessions Directive.

Panel discussions on the implications for SMEs, green public procurement and innovation in the EU will be the main focus of the event, accompanying speeches by Commissioner Barnier and the Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU. Registration for the conference is free.

For more information, click here. To register, click here.

25 March 2014


e-Solutions for Public Contracting Authorities

Procurement of electronics: opportunities and potential

Düsseldorf, Germany

Contracting authorities in federal, state and local government in Germany are increasingly having to deal with e-procurement as a result of new regulations. Innovative e-solutions now allow for a broader and more detailed overview of the procurement process and ultimately make for faster and more efficient processes in government agencies and institutions.

An all-day event held in Düsseldorf (Germany ) on 25 March 2014 and run by Bundesverband Materialswirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. will address the questions that contracting authorities may have. It includes a series of presentations as well as opportunities for discussion in the afternoon.

Furthermore, this practice shows that processes that make us of innovative e-solutions procurement have simplified procedures and can generate potential savings. Participants will learn how the successful introduction and implementation of e-solutions can benefit their organisations.

For more information, click the link below [in German].

25 March 2014


The New EU Concessions Directive

Brussels, Belgium
Club of the University Foundation

The EU Concessions Directive was approved by the European parliament in January 2014. For the first time, this new legislation sets common EU standards for the selection, awarding and contracting of works and services concessions. As concessions are the most common form of public-private partnership (PPI), it will have far-reaching implications for service providers and public officials alike.

The Lexxion European Conference on 25 March will offer insight and advice on implementing the new legislation and the chance to have your questions answered by renowned speakers from the European Commission, Member States’ Authorities and experts from industry, private legal practice and academia. Practical case-studies will be combined with detailed presentations, lively debates and in-depth discussion of individual questions.

A special focus will be put on risk transfer and payment mechanisms in concessions as well as practical experiences with procurement, financing, contracting and concession delivery. Interested parties can register online or contact Julia Veit for further details. Please not that there is a reduced participation fee for public authorities.

28 March 2014


H2020 Information Day - Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

Brussels, Belgium
EC premises, DG CONNECT, Avenue de Beaulieu 25 (BU25), room 0/S1, BE-1160

The European Commission has organised an information day in Brussels on 28 March, where it will to present and explain calls for proposals EE8 and EE11. These relate to the role of ICT provision in delivering energy efficiency in buildings and in public procurement practices. The event will include presentations of the calls, a question and answer session, and an open networking session for participants wishing to present their ideas.

The information session may also be of interest to the social sciences and humanities community involved in societal research that needs to be integrated into the market uptake part, addressing concerns about data security, public acceptance and ensure that citizens see the clear financial benefit of the proposed solution

Applicants should email Rui Cordeiro to register for the session on EE8 and Nathalie Revel for the EE11 session.

The deadline for proposals on both these calls is 5 June 2014.