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Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures

Master Class

Competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures are difficult to implement effectively but are essential for the complex infrastructure projects needed to modernise public services in the current fiscal climate.   The 2014 Public Procurement Directives mean that competitive dialogue and the newly created competitive procedure with negotiation will be easier to justify and are thus likely to be more frequently used. The rules for competitive dialogue have been changed in Directive 2014/24/EU as compared to those in Directive 2004/18/EC and the procedural rules for the competitive procedure with negotiation are more detailed than for the negotiated procedure with prior publication of a contract notice in Directive 2004/18/EC. Competitive dialogue has also been introduced as an available procedure in the utilities sectors in Directive 2014/25/EU.The emphasis of the master class is on the new directives but the interactive style of the master class means that issues can also be addressed where participants are running procedures launched under the 2004 directives. The many practical questions about the effective implementation of these procedures include, for example:- What will the changes in Directive 2014/24/EU mean for the use of competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures- When is competitive dialogue a better procurement route than the restricted procedure or the competitive procedure with negotiation?- What justification will be needed for the use of competitive dialogue or the competitive procedure with negotiation in the new directives?- What do awarding bodies need to do to plan the effective use of these procedures?- How can awarding bodies best use the flexibility which the procedures provide?Experience shows that not all methods of using competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures have so far been equally effective in promoting value for money for the public sector, and objective advice on when and how to use these procedures is hard to find. This master class will give you the opportunity to receive advice on your specific issues from our experts and to share the experience of others in the public sector. Participants will receive a copy of the new EIPA book “Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures – A Practical Guide” (2nd edition), written by Michael Burnett and Martin Oder.


3 Mar 2016 @ 09:15 am

4 Mar 2016 @ 02:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 4 hours


European Institute of Public Administration

Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22


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