Public Procurement Research Group
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Public Procurement:
Global Revolution IX



17-18 June 2019


East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham

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Bookings are now open for this year's conference. Register here and download the conference programme.

We are delighted to announce a number of bursaries for attendees from developing countries funded by the PPRG and the Procurement Lawyers’ Association (PLA). The bursaries are intended to help cover expenses. They are limited in number and will be allocated in our sole discretion. They will be paid only against receipts and all travel must be economy class.  To be considered, please email Justine ( giving us your details and explaining in no more than 500 words why you think you would benefit from attending the conference. The closing date for applications is April 7th and successful applicants will be notified by April 14th.

Key conference themes are the following,

International, including the work of OECD, UNCITRAL, WTO and Multilateral Development Banks

  • Bid rigging: detection and prevention
  • Tools of good governance:
  • - procurement data and open contracting
  • Trade and procurement with 'globalisation' in crisis
  • Public Procurement and human rights
  • Procurement and international sport, including the work of the International partnership against Corruption in Sport (IPACS)
  • Defence procurement
  • How to design and operate a supplier review system
  • Trade and procurement with 'globalisation' in crisis
  • OECD/DAC's MAPS II (second generation methodology for assessing procurement systems): results of piloting
  • Country systems and Alternative Procurement Arrangements: is there progress?
  • Public procurement and human rights
  • Procurement and international sport, including the work of the International Partnership against Corruption in Sport (IPACS)

Procurement in practice

  • Assessing bidders:
  • - bidder changes during the tender process
  • - reliance on third party capacities
  • Innovative and collaborative procurement
  • Municipal procurement andsustainability
  • Public/public procurement
  • Performance measurement


  • Brexit and procurement: where have we got to?
  • The EU's innovation partnership procedure and other innovative procurement: experience and lessons so far
  • Damages for breach of EU procurement law (the Fosen Linjen case)

We look forward to Public Procurement: Global Revolution IX on 17-18 June 2019. See you there!

For more extensive study of public procurement law - EU and/or global - take a look at our distance learning (part-time) postgraduate programme in Public Procurement Law and Policy (Masters/Diploma/Certificate).


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