Practicalities To Avoid Litigation
– Tackling regulatory & administrative barriers
– Article 84
– Awarding contracts lawfully, skillfully and within the procurement rules
A one-day conference
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Date: 27th September 2018
CMG Events are pleased to announce another date for the forthcoming Public Procurement Conference 2018 which is due to take place on 27th September in Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.
This is one of our most popular annual events and this year’s conference will offer important insights into the rules of public procurement that a contracting authority must adhere to when awarding public contracts and some other important topics for those working in the public procurement space.
Some of the key topics to be addressed include;
- How to put together an effective tender
- Contract Management
- In-House Exemptions
- Framework competition mini-competitions – case histories and current experience
- Regulation 84
- Challenges associates with making changes mid contract
- Pre-qualification under the Procurement Directives
- Conflict of Interest in Procurement
- How technology advances can help avoid litigation.
- How to deal with non-compliance issues & Implications of the EU Public contracts directive for construction works management Framework
- Recent procurement case law setting a precedent
- Procurements s.i’s published in 2016 discussed
- Recent judgement – WordPerfect – and the monumental changes it will have for applications to lift automatic suspensions and as to whether damages are a remedy in procurement cases
This is a must attend event for any professionals directly or indirectly involved in public procurement or the legal system surrounding it.
This event will be of real interest to anyone involved in public procurement including, government departments, local authorities, semi state agencies, consultants, contractors, legal experts and service providers tendering for projects who need to know exactly how the system works for future bids.
Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4pm
Opening remarks by Conference Chair Person:
How to put together an effective tender / Making Changes Mid Contract / Contract Management / In-House Exemptions
Framework competition mini-competitions – case histories and current experience
Regulation 84 / Debriefing/ Challenges associates with making changes mid contract
Pre-qualification under the Procurement Directives / Dynamic purchasing systems
Pre-tender market engagement
Conflict of Interest in Procurement & How technology advances can help avoid litigation
How to deal with non-compliance issues & Implications of the EU Public contracts directive for construction works management Framework
Recent procurement case law setting a precedent / Procurements s.i’s published in 2016 discussed
Recent judgement – WordPerfect – and the monumental changes it will have for applications to lift automatic suspensions and as to whether damages are a remedy in procurement cases
There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service
Managing Partner and head of Construction and Procurement Department, Herbots Solicitors
Bruno Herbots is Managing Partner and head of Herbots’ Construction and Procurement Department.Read more
Since qualifying in 1990, Bruno has practiced in the areas of construction law and public procurement law. Initially, with the practice of Flamme Coppens Horsmans Malherbe (Brussels), Masons (London), Matheson and McCann FitzGerald. Bruno has been recommended by Who Is Who, Legal 500 and Chambers as “top notch on construction and procurement matters”, “a real legal strategist” and is considered “a star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”. Bruno is a lecturer at TCD (post graduate Diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration), UCD (post graduate Diploma in Arbitration) and NUIM (post graduate Diploma in Procurement Law).
Partner Infrastructure, Construction & Utilities, Arthur Cox
Aaron is a Partner and Head of the Procurement Group in Arthur Cox.Read more
Director, Quigg Golden
Edward is a Director of Quigg Golden, a leading procurement and construction law consultancy.Read more
He is a recognised expert on procurement and construction law. He regularly advises public sector clients on procurement procedures including the compliant drafting of tender documentation and the appropriate evaluation of tenders in accordance with stated criteria. Edward also assists clients in dealing with complaints and legal challenges. He regularly acts for suppliers seeking to challenge public procurements and has acted as expert witness to procurement disputes. Edward is regularly invited to speak at procurement conferences throughout the UK and Ireland.
Partner, McCann FitzGerald
Jenny is a partner in the construction team at McCann FitzGerald solicitors, specialising in public procurement.Read more
She advises a wide range of public, utility and private sector entities on procurement and contract law issues, including pre-procurement planning, compliance with national and EU procurement rules, and dealing with complaints/challenges. She lectures widely on procurement law, including for the Law Society of Ireland and the King’s Inns.
Partner, Maples & Calder
Mary Dunne is a partner in the Dublin office of Maples and Calder, and has specialised in public procurement law, competition law and infrastructure projects for 20 years in both the public and private sector.Read more
She acts as an expert to the OECD and World Bank on public procurement and PPPs.
Anna Marie Curran
Partner in the EU, Competition & Procurement Group, A&L Goodbody
Anna-Marie Curran is a Partner and Head of the procurement law team at A&L Goodbody Solicitors.Read more
She advises a wide range of clients in the public, utilities and private sectors on contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters. She has represented clients in the Irish and Northern Ireland courts and before the European Court of Justice and the European Commission. She is Visiting Professor of Procurement Law at Bangor University Wales, lecturer on procurement law diploma courses at the Law Society of Ireland and the Kings Inns and is former Chairperson of the Irish Society for European Law. Anna-Marie has been ranked as one of the 10 “most highly regarded” individuals worldwide in procurement law by the International Who’s Who of Procurement Lawyers.
Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors
Clare is a partner in the projects group of the commercial law firm Philip Lee.Read more
She specializes in disputes. Her work involves high value complex construction disputes, procurement litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with a depth experience in mediation, conciliation, adjudication and arbitration. She routinely manages High Court judicial review challenges to procurement decisions. In that regard Clare has managed the wave of recent high profile procurement decisions relating to lifting the suspension in procurement, which are making law in the Irish Courts in the past year. Clare sits on the committee of the Health & Safety Lawyers Association of Ireland, she is a member of NAWIC and is ranked for construction expertise by global ratings agency The Legal 500. She lectures in Trinity College Dublin (Construction Law), University College Dublin (Health and Safety), the Law Society of Ireland and is a contributor to periodicals in this area.
Talbot Hotel (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised
SAVE €100.00 BY BOOKING THE EARLY BIRD RATE OF €395 + VAT per Person – (Closing Thursday 26th July) Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.
Tel: 01 293 4764