According to the latest control results, the application of public procurement legislation still causes immense problems to authorities involved in the management and control system of EU funds. There are huge financial costs at stake for Member States if public procurement law requirements are not met. Immense funding gaps can seriously jeopardize further conduct of EU funded projects.
All bodies involved in the management and control system of EU have to be up to date with the legal framework and all legal implications as well as to make sure that EU funding is spent in full compliance with public procurement rules. The involved stakeholders need to be aware how to use procurement procedures and specifications to their advantage in order to ensure the most effective use of EU funds.
The 2nd European Summer Academy Public Procurement for EU Funded Projects 2013 offers the rare opportunity to learn how to ensure that you receive best value for money in procurements and how to prevent irregularities. It provides a thorough practical training in the field of public procurements for all authorities involved in the management & control system of EU funds.
Special focus will be put on:
Modernisation of EU Public Procurement Legislation
Procurement Design Process for EU Funded Projects
Setting Award Criteria & Evaluating Tenders
Execution of Public Contracts
Audit of Public Procurements for EU Funded Projects
Handling Irregularities and Fraud Cases
Most Common Public Procurement Flaws
The following institutions will be represented among others by the lecturers:
European Court of Auditors
Railway Procurement Agency, Ireland
Public Agency for Joint Procurement in the South-East of the Netherlands, the Netherlands
Tenderservice CATS, Bavaria Contract Advisory Centre, Germany
Based on their successful daily knowledge check, the participants will be awarded the
Diploma of the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law.
All details regarding the speakers, the programme and the registration formalities are available here: http://www.euroakad.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/dateien/conferences/3rd_European_Summer_Academy_State_Aid_2013_PR.pdf