EPSU/Ver.di workshop on public procurement and concessions

Public Services Network meeting Berlin 12.07.5-6

EPSU/Ver.di workshop on public procurement and concessions

5-6 July 2012 - Berlin
- Brief report & letter to support affiliates (English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish & Russian)

- a brief description of the NSDPP network for sustainable development in public procurement (English only)


- Opening of workshop and welcome by Isolde Kunkel-Weber ver.di

- Introduction on public procurement and concessions
by Penny Clarke EPSU

- State of play on public procurement and concessions – Spotlight on social services - by Marion Leonhardt, ver.di

- State of play on public procurement and concessions –
Spotlight on concessions - by Armin Duttine, ver.di

- Concessions – Main trade union demands

by Armin Duttine, ver.di

- Soziale und ökologische Standards in der öffentlichen Beschaffung: Recht und Praxis in Bremen

by Dr. Kirsten Wiese, Mitarbeiterin bei der Senatorin für Finanzen in Bremen/EU Landmark Projektleiterin Bremen

Invitation letter & Participation form:

Rules governing financial assistance:

How to get to Hotel Armony from the airport or railway station by public transport - how to get there by car(English & German) + map of the hotel area


- Draft agenda + participation list (update 04 July 2012)

- Introductory powerpoint ‘EPSU introduction on public procurement and concessions’, which includes weblinks to relevant background papers and the European Parliament reports (including the ‘lead’ IMCO draft report on public procurement from Marc Tarabella)

- Progress report of the Council’s working Party on Public Procurement

- ETUC amendments and model letter on public procurement

- ClientEarth briefing on ‘life-cycle characteristics’ (EN/FR)

- Social Platform position and amendments on social services

- ETF letter (French only) on concessions

- Report on re-municipalization by David Hall, PSIRU

- European parliament – Workshop on the award of concessions contracts

A lawyer‘s view on the Commission proposal for a directive on the award of concessions contracts - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Ziekow

(English & German)

- Analytical Overview of the Legal Framework of EU Member States regarding the Awarding of concession contracts

- Risks of corruption and collusion in the awarding of concessions contracts

- An economic analysis of the closure of markets and other dysfunctions in the awarding of concession contracts

- The proceedings of a EP workshop in May on "The Award of Concession Contracts"

- EPSU position April 2012 on the SGI Communication ”Quality Framework on Services of General Interest (SGI)” (EN/FR/DE/ES/SV/RU) and Annexes (EN only)

- EPSU resolution on public services, November 2011,
at http://www.epsu.org/a/8151 (EN/FR/DE/ES/SV/RU)

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