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Good procurement practice, and the new Polish public procurement law.

There are only few days left to the entry into force of the amendment to the Public Procurement Law implementing  in Poland the EU Directive from 2014. Poland's law has still not been amended to reflect the far-reaching changes in the Directive. Public procurement and the way it works in practice in Poland has been heavily criticised by foreign - and Polish - business.

While the Directive provides some legislative answers, there are still many questions that contractors bidding for public-sector projects feel have been left unanswered.

These include:

  • Conditions for participating in the bidding process, the potential of third parties named in bids - and the resulting trade in references for sub-contractors

  • Criteria used by procuring parties for assessing bids

  • How to deal with the problem of extremely cheap bids

There is a concern that the level of professionalism among those responsible for procurement of large infrastructure projects in Poland is still low. Training and professional qualifications are part of the answer. This meeting of the BPCC's Public Procurement policy group intends to address the main issues concerning the amendments to the law, and to ask how standards can be raised so that the Polish taxpayer receives the best value for money in the long term.


09:30 - 10:00 Registration, coffee
10:00 - 10:10

Introduction & welcome
Ewa van Veenendaal-Rawicz, Acting Director, UKTI
Paweł Siwecki, Chief Executive Director BPCC

10:10 - 10:30

Keynote speech: Key challenges of Procurement function
Duncan Brock, Group Customer Relationship Director, CIPS

10:30 - 11:00

New regulations concerning Public Procurement Law in Poland- practical repercussions for Suppliers
Katarzyna Kuźma, Partner, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka
Wojciech Hartung, Counsel, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45

Best practices in Public procurement  - European case studies
Mariusz Turek, Łukasz Rozdeiczer, PROFITIA

11:45 – 12:45

Panel discussion – procurement professionals from public and private sector, moderated by Lukasz Rozdeiczer, Country Manager CIPS, Profitia.

Duncan Brock, Group Customer Relationship Director, CIPS
Łukasz Mazurowski, Partner Zarządzający PROFITIA
Małgorzata Stręciwilk, President, Urzędu Zamówień Publicznych (tbc)
Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, President, Najwyższa Izba Kontroli (tbc)
Ernest Bejda, Head of CBA – (tbc)
Jacek Bojanowicz, Acting Director, Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad (tbc)
Ireneusz Merchel, President, PKP PLK S.A. (tbc)
Wojciech Hartung, Counsel, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

12:45 – 14:00

Networking lunch, informal meetings

The meeting will be held in Polish. Participation is free for BPCC members and their invited guests.

Non-members will be only be able to take part if there are vacancies, at a price of 150 zł + 23% VAT per person (payable upon receipt of invoice on the basis of a completed registration form).

Policy Groups
2016-05-31, 09:30 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy Warsaw, ul. Kawalerii 12
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: public procurement

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The BPCC’s Public Procurement policy group met at the British Embassy on 31 May 2016 to discuss the current state of public procurement in Poland.

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Global standards in public procurements

In 2015, the BPCC, UKTI and PROFITA (sole representative for CIPS in Poland) organised a series of meetings on public procurement as part of the BPCC’s Public Private Partnerships Policy Group that take place in different locations in Poland. The Kraków edition of the meetings was held on 19 November at the Voivodship Office of the Małopolska Region. The keynote speaker was Will Beattie, Head of International Development at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). The main aim of the conference was to discuss the most crucial global standards and professionalisation of procurement and also to exchange experience between specialists operating in both sectors.

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