The New EU Concessions Directive conference will be held March 25, 2014. The conference will address the following:
In December 2011, the European Commission adopted its proposals on the award of concession contracts, which are part of the overall modernization initiative of public procurement in the EU. Unlike public contracts and public works concessions, the award of service concessions has not yet been subject to any clear provisions, giving rise to uncompetitive award procedures, fraud and corruption. As such the new rules are built upon a clearer definition of concessions, covering the award of works and services concessions in both the classic and utilities sector comprising a regulatory framework for the selection, awarding and contracting of concessions.