During the procurement process, a contracting authority puts a lot of time and effort into identifying reliable business partners and ensuring a strong basis for the award decision. Changing existing contracts may require a new contract award procedure. Hence, for an authority to ensure that contractual terms are realised in the execution phase, contract management is vital.
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Achieving value for money through effective contract management.
Since contracts are usually complex and set up for a long time frame, appropriate resources are necessary to ensure optimal control and to react on potential changes that might occur. Systematically managing your contracts can lead to significant cost savings and efficiency of your authority’s public procurement process.
- Ensure flexible contract management in cases of dynamically evolving markets
- Make sure you get the resources and support for effective contract management despite budgetary cuts
What will you learn at this Practical Seminar?
- What are the prospects of systematic contract management?
- What to consider at the award stage to minimize the likelihood of later contract amendments?
- What specifications should you include into the purchasing contract to both avoid and to be able to react to poor contract performance?
- When is a buyer lock-in justified in single tender actions?
- How to choose an appropriate price index
- What to take into account when modifying contracts?
- What are limits to contract modifications set out by the ECJ?
- What is a significant and a non-significant change to an existing contract?
- How to make this distinction in practice?
Who is this seminar for?
Directors, Heads of Units, Experts, Managers, and other members of staff dealing with public procurement and responsible for the execution of public procurement contracts from:
- National and Regional Ministries
- Executive Agencies
- European Agencies and Institutions
- International Organisations
- Central Procurement Offices and Purchasing Agencies
- Universities and Research Institutes
- Public Health Services and Hospitals
- Defense Procurement Agencies
- Central Banks, Public Banks
- Competition Authorities
- City Councils & Communities
- Procurement Agencies from EU Candidate Countries
Simona BovhaHead of Division, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Hans KröderInternational Sustainability Expert (SDGs, ISO 20400, ISO 26000 and ISO/TC 323 Circular Economy), International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Pascal MoussetHead of Procurement and Contracting Advice Department, Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Netherlands