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Debate: legal protection systems in the field of public procurement


Katarzyna Kuźma
Dr Wojciech Hartung

Public institution representatives, experts and public procurement practitioners met on 28 September 2017 in Warsaw to debate the way legal protection systems function in the field of public procurement law in Poland and other EU member states. The debate was organized by the Public Procurement Law Association (SPZP). Media patronage was provided by the Rzeczpospolita newspaper.

The Report on legal protection systems in EU member states produced by the Association was the starting point of the debate. The Report was presented as a part of the debate by Piotr Bogdanowicz, Wojciech Hartung, and Anna Szymańska who authored the Report.
In addition to the presentation of the Report’s conclusions, the event’s agenda included lectures and discussion panels attended by public procurement law specialists. Lectures were delivered by Aleksandra Sołtysińska PhD, from the Chair of European Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University and Marta Laszuk, Legal Officer at the European Commission. Panels conducted by the Association’s Board members were attended, among others, by the representatives of the Public Procurement Office [Urząd Zamówień Publicznych], the National Appeal Chamber [Krajowa Izba Odwoławcza], the Supreme Chamber of Audit [Najwyższa Izba Kontroli], the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection [Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów], Polish Association of the Construction Industry Employers [Polski Związek Pracodawców Budownictwa], the National Bank of Poland [Narodowy Bank Polski] as well as representatives of other contracting authorities.

"The interest in the debate and the report was way beyond our expectations of which are so glad. We hope that the presented report’s conclusions will be a prelude to further discussion on the public procurement law system in Poland and other EU member states" – says Aldona Kowalczyk, Chairman of the Public Procurement Law Association.

Polish version of the Report is available 

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