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Public Procurement:
Global Revolution IX



17-18 June 2019


East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham

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Don't miss out on your opportunitly to join major international institutions (World Bank, WTO, UNCITRAL, European Commission etc) the world's leading academics, national regulators and procurement practicitioners. With FIVE streams of parallel workshops over two days that cater to all interests - UK, EU and global - this ninth event is our biggest and best ever.

We are delighted to release the revised programme. There are still a couple of sessions to be confirmed, so please do check back for further updates.

Congratulations from the PPRG at the University of Nottingham and the Procurement Lawyers Association to the three recipients of our joint-funded bursaries for the PPRG’s international conference, Public Procurement: Global Revolution IX, on June 17-18.

They are Andrei Bennett who is working in the Office of Public Procurement Policy in Jamaica to secure the success of the new procurement Law there; Tuloberdi Isaev, a consultant from Kyrgyzstan engaged in a project on facilitating SME access, including through e-procurement reforms; and Songezo Mabece from the Competition Commission of South Africa, who is tasked with developing policies to address bid rigging. All are doing exciting work with potential to significantly improve public procurement in their respective countries and we hope the event will provide insights that are directly relevant to this work as well as excellent networking.

We had a huge number of applications from many others who would have also been worthy recipients of funding and it is great to see so much excellent activity going on. 

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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