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Bucharest Public Procurement Conference

by Raluca Nechimis - Special Counsel with Iordache& Iordache SCA January 9, 2017

Europe foremost experts come to Bucharest to share latest updates on the new EU Public Procurement Directives provisions with respect to award procedures, exclusions, framework agreements, reliance on third parties capabilities and changes to public procurement contract. This exclusive event takes place on 26 January 2017 at Bucharest Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The scope of the conference is to offer specialized knowledge from best European experts, access to the latest public procurement updates, including the most recent case- law of the Court of Justice of the EU, and networking opportunities. The event is of interest mainly to potential bidders (however, contracting authorities are welcome too) and their advisors who wish to be up to date on current issues within public procurement law.

The conference is designed to offer clarifications on the reasons that support the bidders’ decision to enter a consortium agreement, a sub-contracting agreement or to solicit a third party support in order to comply with bid requirements, on the situations of significant risk for the bid exclusion, especially in case of non-payment of tax or poor past performance, on the use of framework agreements and on the circumstances in which it is legally permitted to make changes to the public procurement contract prior and after contract signature.

The organizers, EMEA Conferences and Raluca Nechimis Law Office, invited Sue Arrowsmith and Virginie Dor to present interactively the issues that concern the most the public procurement practitioners, who will thus better understand the rationale behind the corresponding 2014 EU Public Procurement Directives transposed into the Romanian legislation this year.

Sue Arrowsmith is currently Professor of Public Procurement Law and Director of the Public Procurement Research Group in the School of Law, University of Nottingham. She has been involved in procurement law reform for many years as a member (since 1997) of the European Commission’s Advisory Committee for the Opening Up of Public Procurement. She is also a member of the UNCITRAL Experts Group on Procurement in connection with the on-going reform of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement, was a member of the World Bank International Advisory Group on Procurement for its recent overhaul of its policies on procurement in developing countries, and has been consultant for the UK government, WTO, OECD, European Central Bank, ILO and the Law Commission of England and Wales, as well as for law firms and private companies.

Virginie Dor is Public Procurement Partner with the Brussels Office of one of the prestigious European law firms, acting as expert in the European Commission group of experts on public procurement. She assists private companies and public authorities in all stages of the award of public procurement contracts. She is widely known for her numerous publications and her intense speaking and lecturing program (about 40 lectures a year in English, French and Dutch), being the author and co-author of various articles, books and reference works dealing with public procurement and the transposition of public procurement directives into Belgian Law.

The conference comprises four hours of interactive lectures, coffee break and networking lunch.
The conference will be held in the English language.
Registration is available at

Fees for AmCham Romania Members:

  • 1 person - Eur 185
  • 2 persons - Eur 165
  • 3 persons or more - 160

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