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Public Sector ICT Procurement

lang_en 24. September 2012 - 25. September 2012, Ellington Hotel

DO NOT LOCK YOUR INSTITUTION INTO A BAD ICT SOLUTION
In times of informatisation and building efficient e-government systems, handling procurement and tendering processes of ICT solutions are particularly important in regard to effective operation of IT infrastructure as well as management of public finances. Public procurement of ICT solutions is associated with high risks and many public authorities face immense problems with handling procurements of ICT services. But why does public procurement in this field has such a long history of failure in European countries? The procurement of ICT services makes very specific and high demands on all departments of public sector administrations involved in the management of the procurement process as well as the tenderers mainly because IT services are a particularly complex, innovative and cost-intensive field. Public servants involved in the procurement of ICT solutions need to have certainty on the use of public procurement rules and they need to be as well familiar with technological issues of ICT solutions. This is crucial because if the tendering process is handled with insufficient care, public authorities can easily find themselves locked into particular IT solutions for a long time and not be able to work efficiently.

HANDLE ICT PROCUREMENTS SUCCESSFULLY AND ENSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY
Mistakes in procurement of ICT services can be avoided and risks reduced. Regardless what service is procured – an e-governance platform, complicated software or cloud computing infrastructure – the tender specification must cope with the high complexity of desired solutions and public procurement rules. Public authorities have to analyse what are their particular needs and to draft sufficiently flexible tender specifications. A diligent process preparation and management as well as resulting complete and adequate contractual arrangements are key elements for an efficient procurement leading the public authority to receiving the best value for money for their ICT procurements.

WHO IS THIS SEMINAR FOR?
All public sector administrations on national, regional and local level planning ICT projects and the procurement of ICT solutions, especially Directors, Heads of Units, Experts, Project Managers, Lawyers and other members of staff from the following departments:

  • Procurement or Purchasing Department
  • IT Department
  • Communication Department

Providers of ICT solutions for the public sector

Lawyers and consultants in the field of public procurement, especially dealing with IT procurements

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT THIS SEMINAR?

  • Why is public procurement of ICT solutions different and what are the specific challenges and demands?
  • Which public procurement rules are binding and will the upcoming modernisation of EU public procurement rules influence ICT procurements?
  • What has to be taken into account regarding the selection of private partners?
  • What regulatory aspects play a role in procurement of ICT services?
  • What types of procedures are allowed for each project and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
  • What additional contract terms apply to the ICT sector?
  • How much responsibility should the service provider receive?
  • What data protection rules must be adhered to?
  • How to proceed when an ICT procurement goes wrong?
  • What are the ECJ rulings in the field of public sector ICT procurement?
  • How to deliver ICT with respect to available budget?
  • What are new models of delivering ICT projects? 
  • Which standards can be used when procuring ICT solutions?
  • How cloud computing is impacting on the procurement process?

YOUR BENEFITS

  • Handle your ICT procurements smoothly by learning how to design tender specifications and contracts for ICT solutions
  • Avoid typical risks of procurements of ICT solutions
  • Receive a thorough overview on the European legislation and ECJ rulings applying to ICT procurements and understand how it affects your work
  • Be prepared for the EU public procurement rules modernisation
  • Prepare yourself for challenges of informatisation and e-governance
  • Learn how to use standards when procuring hardware, software and IT services
  • Consult your individual questions and problems with our experts and receive practical advice and real solutions for your ICT projects
  • Network and exchange experiences with our experts and European colleagues who deal with public sector ICT procurement

Language: English

Meeting hotel

» Ellington Hotel

Event Price

for Public Sector

1389,- Euro, excl. German VAT (19%)

for Private Companies

1589,- Euro, excl. German VAT (19%)