Possible discussion points
- How can we simplify public tendering rules and procedures and make them more flexible?
- How can procurement rules ensure the optimal use of public funds in order foster growth and job creation?
- How do we improve the quality in in procurement, including taking into account social and environmental criteria such as life-cycle costs
- How can we simplify the access of SMEs to procurement markets?
- Promoting European cross-border procurement
- Sector specific challenges in public procurement
Panel 1 – Public procurement in the health care sector
Charles-Edouard Escurat Director of Resource and Expertise Center, RESAH-Idf –Procurement Network of Paris Region Healthcare sector
Joerg Jenewein Director EU Government Affairs, Merck Serono
Dr. Virginia Acha Director International Affairs – Global Policy, Pfizer
Moderator: Professor Christopher H. Bovis University of Hull
Panel 2 – Public procurement in the transport sector
Heide Rühle MEP, IMCO shadow rapporteur, European Parliament
Pierre Delsaux Deputy Director General DG MARKT, European Commission
Sally Collier Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Efficiency and Reform Group, Cabinet Office, UK
Ulf Gustafsson Senior Manager Public Affairs, Volvo Bus Corporation
Panel 3 – Public procurement in the water and waste sector
Hans-Eckart Niethammer Legal Director, SITA Northern Europe Waste Services
Nils Lundkvist Manager Technical Strategy, Waste Management, City of Stockholm, Traffic administration, Waste department
Peter Curran Partner and head of procurement, Arthur Cox, Belfast
Benjamin von Engelhardt Second Secretary for Cohesion Policy, Public Procurement, Competition Policy, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU