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PRAXIS OF EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (TALLINN)

16.04.2009  |  Arhīvā

In order to get introduced with important rulings of European Court of Justice, to obtain advice in drafting Procurement documentation and comprehensive information on content and application of European Public Procurement law, SOPHIA CONFERENCES is pleased to invite you to participate to interactive one day seminar “Praxis of European Court of Justice in the field of Public Procurement”.

Public Procurement in European Union is regulated by fundamental principles of the Treaty Establishing European Communities, Public Procurement Directives and Regulations. As every fundamental legal principle needs to be concretized and every normative provision needs to be interpreted, for all those involved in Public Procurement matters it is very important not only to know the relevant legal principles and normative provisions, but also to have a good knowledge on their correct legal interpretation and application. And here European Court of Justice (ECJ) comes into play, clarifying the interpretation of European Public Procurement acquis and making decisions over the breaches of them. Since the contracting authorities in EU Member States must strictly follow the decisions of the European Court of Justice, these rulings should be considered as de facto law and thus they are no less important as the provisions of the Public Procurement Directives.


In its quite long praxis in Public Procurement field ECJ has clarified a number of important issues, such as application of fundamental EU Treaty principles in awarding contracts under the thresholds of Public Procurement Directives, definition of contracting authority, permissible sub-criteria of most economically advantageous tender  criteria and others.


Good knowledge of ECJ praxis provides a substantial support in drafting Procurement documentation and bids, defending one’s interests in legal proceedings and widening the view on Public Procurement matters.

In order to get introduced with important rulings of European Court of Justice, to obtain advice in drafting Procurement documentation and comprehensive information on content and application of European Public Procurement law, SOPHIA CONFERENCES is pleased to invite you to participate to interactive one day seminar "Praxis of European Court of Justice in the field of Public Procurement and Public Private Partnerships".

Seminar will focus on following questions:

  • ECJ praxis on concept of contracting authority – which organizations are subjects of Directive 2004/17/ EC and Directive 2004/18/EC and why?;
  • Clarifications of ECJ on the content of Fundamental Public Procurement Principles and obligations deriving from them;
  • ECJ rulings on obligations of contracting authorities in awarding contracts below thresholds;
  • ECJ praxis on subcontracting;
  • ECJ rulings on “In – house” contracts and their award;
  • ECJ praxis on tender evaluation criteria;
  • ECJ praxis in the field of Concessions and Public Private Partnerships.

 

When and where

   
16 April 2009
10.00 – 17.00

Reval Hotel Olümpia
Liivalaia 33, 10118 Tallinn, Estonia


Lecturer


The seminar will be led by Eriks Mezalis, partner of the Public and Private Law Consulting Law Office. Eriks is one of the Latvian leading specialists in the field of Public Procurement and Public Private Partnerships. He has obtained great experience in consulting both public and private sector clients in different practical Public Procurement issues. Eriks has participated in process of transposing the Directive 2004/18/EC into Latvian Public Procurement Law. He is also a leader of many well attended Public Procurement seminars and courses and has written and co – written a number of publications on different Public Procurement and Public Private Partnership matters.

 

Language

The seminar will be conducted in English.


Target Group

The seminar should be in particular interest of officials, experts and Procurement practitioners from ministries, agencies, other state institutions, regional governments and municipalities, as well as advocates, lawyers and entrepreneurs who are interested in Public Procurement matters.

The Programme can be downloaded here - Programme


Fee

The participation fee is € 145 and includes documentation, 1 lunch, 2 coffee breaks and refreshments.
Prior payment is a condition for participation. Please indicate the method of payment on the registration form. For cancellations received after the closing date (9 April) we will have to charge an administration fee of € 50 unless a replacement participant is found.


Registration

Kindly complete the registration form (or use TO APPLY button) and return it before the closing date – 9 April -  to Ms Inese Uskure, Project Manager, SOPHIA CONFERENCES, Latvia.

Tel.: +371 2672 2396; fax: +371 6733 4184; e-mail: ic-sophia@ic-sophia.lv .


After receipt of the completed registration form the confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants.