Guidance from the EC on using the public procurement framework in the emergency related to the COVID-19 crisis
COVID-19 is a health crisis that requires swift and smart solutions, along with an agile approach to secure the supply and provision of critical goods and services as supply chains are disrupted. Public buyers in the Member States are at the forefront for most of these goods and services. They have to ensure the availability of personal protective equipment such as face masks and protective gloves, medical devices, ventilators, other medical supplies, but also hospital and IT infrastructure, to name only a few.
At European level, the Commission and the Member States have already stepped up efforts by launching joint procurement actions for various medical supplies. The Commission also provided guidance on which options and flexibilities are available under the EU public procurement framework for the purchase of the supplies, services, and works needed to address the crisis. This live session analyses these methods in further detail.
This short online seminar explains the following procurement procedures:
Option 1 – Negotiated Procedure without Prior Publication
Option 2 – Joint Procurement
Option 3 – Framework Agreements
Option 4 – Electronic Auctions
Option 5 – Reduced time-frames
Option 6 – Preliminary Market Consultation
Option 7 – Contract Modifications
The short online session will be delivered through the Zoom application (see https://zoom.us/), which may be downloaded either on a personal computer, laptop or smartphone. A reliable internet connection is important. Participants are encouraged to log in the link provided between 9:00-9:30AM (CET). Session starts playing at 9:30AM.
EU institutions; CF, ERDF, ESF+, EMFF, AMIF, ISF and EAFRD Managing Authorities, First Level of Control Bodies, Intermediate Bodies, Certifying Authorities, Audit Authorities, Central Coordination Bodies, Methodology Departments, Central or Regional Ministries, Procurement specialists, Finance Officers, Auditors, Methodology Departments, Irregularities officers
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Connecting and setting up through Zoom
Options and flexibilities under the public procurement framework Reducing time-frames: How can Contracting Authorities avail themselves of possibilities to substantially reduce the deadlines to accelerate open or restricted procedures?
2021 Training Programme