Bid Exclusion Risks in Public Procurement Procedures With focus on Competition and new Data Protection rules related breaches, April 11, 2017, Bucharest

Competition EMEA A4 Invitatie ENGBid Exclusion Risks in Public Procurement Procedures

With focus on Competition and new Data Protection rules related breaches

April 11, 2017 Crowne Plaza Bucharest, Orhideea Hall





9.00-10.00 – Registration

10.00-11.30 – Bid exclusions based on poor past performance and grave professional misconduct, with a focus on the breach of competition rules (excluding bid rigging). Self-cleaning. Competition and public procurement risks in case the bidder participated to the drafting of the award documentation. Practical examples; references to the case-law of CJEU

Presentation: Peter Trepte.


11.30-12.00 – Coffee Break

12.00 -13.30 – Competition implications with respect to bid rigging and creation of consortia (including exchange of sensitive information) in public procurement procedures. Practical examples; references to the case-law of CJEU

Presentation: Aris Georgopoulos.


13.30-14.30 – Networking Lunch

14.30-16.00 – Effects of the new Data Protection Regulation on public procurement procedures. Practical examples.

Presentation Roger Bickerstaff.




Peter Trepte is currently a practicing barrister with Littleton Chambers in London, Counsel to Grayston & Company in Brussels and head of the unit on Corruption and Public Procurement at the University of Nottingham. He represents public and private sector clients on issues of EC procurement rules before administrative and legal tribunals (European Commission, EFTA Surveillance Authority; WTO; UK High Court, the courts of other EU jurisdictions and the European Court). He redrafted the Commission’s Practical Guide for Community-financed projects and the provision of advice on Phare and Tacis funded projects to the governments of Central and Eastern Europe on the most appropriate means of implementing competition and procurement regulations. Peter provided amendments to Romanian procurement law in preparation for accession to EU and also legal training to public officers, including the ex-Central Unit for Verifying Public Procurement.


Roger Bickerstaff is an internationally regarded tech and public procurement lawyer, and he is a Partner with Bird&Bird London. Roger has over 20 years’ experience of advising on commercial and procurement law matters relating to large-scale IT projects. He has advised on a multiplicity of outsourcings, public private partnerships, joint ventures, multi- vendor contracts, many of which have been procured under the Competitive Dialogue or the Negotiated Procedure.  He has been involved in a number of legal challenges to procurement processes, including projects which have been subject to EU Commission review. He also advises scientific institutions, particularly on the establishment of European level scientific bodies. Roger regularly publishes and speaks on a variety of IT law and public procurement topics. He is a part time lecturer in procurement law matters at Nottingham and Rome universities.


Aris Georgopoulos is Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham. He is also member of the Athens Bar, registered at the Athens Court of Appeal and Head of the Research Unit for Strategic and Defence Procurement of the Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG). He has acted as expert advisor to a number of national authorities of EU Member States in the framework of European Union’s CARDS capacity building program -on the review of their domestic public procurement legislation. Moreover he has been an expert advisor in similar projects in the framework of the USAID Millennium Challenge in the area of Western Balkans and in comparable public procurement programs of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the countries of the EU’s Sixth Enlargement. Aris is also member of the editorial board of the Public Procurement Law Review.
He has published articles and book chapters on aspects of European Union Law and Defence Policy and European defence procurement. He has given lectures in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America.





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