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

24.11.2009  |  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. For all those involved in Public Procurement matters it is very important not only to be familiar with 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 EU Procurement acquis . 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 as important as the provisions of the Public Procurement Directives.


In its long praxis in 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 Procurement Directives, definition of contracting authority, permissible sub-criteria of most economically advantageous tender  criterion and others.


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

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 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  

 
24 November 2009
10.00 – 17.00
Hotel Atlantic
Na Porici 9, Prague

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 € 190 and includes documentation, 1 lunch, 2 coffee breaks and refreshments.

If more than one participant applies from one organization, you can get a discount of participation fee. In that case, please contact Ms Inese Uskure, Project Manager, Tel.: +371 2672 2073; fax: +371 6733 4184; e-mail: ic-sophia@ic-sophia.lv

Prior payment is a condition for participation. Please indicate the method of payment on the registration form. For cancellations received after the closing date (16 November) we will have to charge an administration fee of € 50 unless a replacement participant is found.

Registration

Kindly complete the registration form and return it before the closing date – 16 November - 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.