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8 - 9 November 2018

Workshop

The Procurement Cycle & Practice

Maastricht

This workshop will guide you through the procurement cycle with practical cases and exercises, covering the following steps:

  • Procurement planning
  • Preliminary market consultations
  • Exclusion grounds, setting the selection criteria, drafting technical specifications, award criteria
  • Contract notice and invitation to tender
  • Tenders
  • Evaluation procedure (tender opening, suitability of tenderers, verification, award criteria comparison)
  • Award decision and notification
  • Contract management, modifications and invoicing

The workshop is aimed principally at officials from national, regional and local authorities and other public bodies in EU Member States, candidate countries and in European institutions and agencies who are involved in procurement. It should also be of interest for evaluators, auditors and consultants.

26 - 27 November 2018

Conference

ECOVATION 2018 – Innovation and Sustainability in Public Procurement

Vienna, Austria

The Ecovation 2018 conference will take place the 26 - 27 November 2018 and will be focusing on sustainability and innovation in public procurement.

Synergies between both topics at European and member state level will be discussed and a wide range of issues will be covered, including digitalisation, mobility and the circular economy. Stakeholders from public administration and business are invited to this conference, which will be co-hosted by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT) and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).

For more information please visit the event's webpage.

27 November 2018

Conference

Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement

Brussels
Stanhope Hotel

Organised by Forum Europe in partnership with Dell, this conference will explore how governments can leverage their buying power more effectively to support the transition to a resource-efficient, energy-efficient and circular economy and foster sustainable economic development.

This high-level conference will debate what the EU and Member States can do more to ensure a wider uptake in strategic public procurement at all levels of government, challenges and opportunities for procurement authorities and suppliers, as well as best practices from selected industries.

29 November 2018

Webinar

The pursuit of sustainable development objectives through public food procurement: literature and practice

Rome
FAO, Austria Room (C250)

A seminar/ webinar jointly organized by the Nutrition and Food Systems Division (ESN) and the Development Law Branch of the Legal Office (LEGN).

Inclusive public food procurement initiatives – such as home-grown school feeding programmes – are relevant policy instruments to pursue sustainable development objectives, including the support of smallholder farmers and their integration into formal markets.

They are based on the premise that public institutions, when using their procurement power to award contracts, can go beyond the immediate scope of simply responding to the state’s procurement needs by addressing additional social, environment or economic policy goals. Their implementation, however, requires a conducive and aligned public procurement policy and legal frameworks.

In this seminar we will discuss the promotion of sustainable development objectives through public procurement under two perspectives: the literature and the practice. We will present how the topic has been addressed by the prominent legal literature as well as its practical implementation through FAO’s work in supporting governments in developing a conducive policy and legal environment for the implementation of government-led School Food and Nutrition initiatives. The seminar will be also an opportunity to present the upcoming publication on “Aligning policy and legal frameworks for supporting smallholder farming through public food procurement: the case of home-grown school feeding programmes”, jointly published by FAO and UNDP (IPC-IG) as well as the forthcoming FAO Legal Guide on School Food and Nutrition.

Presented by

Prof. Geo Quinot, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Luana Swensson, FAO (FAO/ESN)

With intervention of Luisa Cruz (FAO/LEGN)

 

To participate in the webinar online, please follow this link.

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