Monckton Chambers sponsor British Institute of International and Comparative Law event
THE REFORM OF EU DIRECTIVES ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: TOWARDS MORE FLEXIBILITY SPONSORED BY MONCKTON CHAMBERS
27 September 2012
14:30 Start; 18:30 Close
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 22 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0AU
This event will evaluate the proposed reform of the EU Directives on Public Procurement, currently under discussion following proposals by the European Commission. Topics will include:
- Overview of reform of EU directives on public procurement by EU Commission speaker
- Contracts covered by the Directive and the in house exception
- Flexibility and dialogue in the award procedures
- Strategic use of public procurement to empower SMEs and achieve green and social objectives
- External view on reform of EU directives by leading US commentator
The event programme is as follows:
14.30 – 15.00. Welcome by Dr Duncan Fairgrieve, BIICL.
Update on the reform process by Nico Spiegel, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission.
15.00 – 16.00. Roundtable 1. Scope/in house.
Dr Duncan Fairgrieve in the Chair
- Professor Dr iur Martin Burgi, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, (on the in-house concept)
- Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton Chambers (on scope and interface issues)
- Professor Gabriella Racca, University of Turin, Italy (on aggregated purchasing).
16.00 – 17.00 Roundtable 2. Access to dialogue and negotiation.
Professor François Lichère, University of Aix-Marseille, in the chair.
- Professor Steen Treumer, University of Copenhagen.
- Jane Jenkins, Freshfields (on simplification of procedures, free access to negotiation and streamlining competitive dialogue)
- Professor Mario Comba, University of Turin (on changes after the award)
17.00 – 17.20 : Coffee
17.20 – 18.15. Roundtable 3. Secondary objectives.
Professor Roberto Caranta in the chair
- Professor Martin Trybus, University of Birmingham TBC (on SMEs, green and social procurement)
- Professor Dacian Dragos, Babes Bolyai University, Romania (on life cycle costing)
18.15 – 18.45. Concluding session : External views by Professor Dan Gordon, George Washington University
18.45 – Cocktail