Registration for the conference

The global value of publlic procurement spending is enormous. Just the OECD countries alone spend a total of €1000 billion per year. In the EU over 250 000 public authorities each year spend around 14% of GDP on the purchase of services, work and  supplies. In many sectors such as energy, transport, waste management, social protection and the provision of health or education services, public authorities are tge principal buyers. Within specific industry sectors, the sheer scale of public procurement spending and their supplier selection decisions, can literally shape a market and impact lives of citizens across the country at large.

 

These days, public procurement is no longer just about buying the cheapest possible suppllies or services. Instead, the new sustainable procurement is understood as a process whereby organizations meet their needs for goods, services, work  and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a lifetime basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organization, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimizing damage to the environment. The sustainability agenda has been broadly discussed by the European Union in regards to promotion of green and socially conscious governmental contracting. However, due to deficiency in regulating legislation, administrative pressures and lack of traning, sustainable procurement methodology, coupled with the lack of accountability on CSR policies, is not used as often as desired.

 

Conference Fee:

 

General Rate: (covers cost of participation such as meals, coffee and refreshments)

Standard registration, 4-5 May, 2017 500 DKK

Only 4 May, 2017 312 DKK

Only 5 May, 2017 312 DKK

 

There is no registration fee for those in full-time education or full-time academic positions.

 

Administration fee: 1.6%

Please note that the conference fees are including 25% VAT.

 

Registration deadline: 20th April 2017 the latest.

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