Introduction to Public Procurement

Trainer Profile


Public Procurement Excellence

Senior Scientist
Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


Quote: “Teaching professionals is not about telling people how to do their jobs. It’s not even about solutions. What I try to contribute is “constructive irritation”: Stimulating new questions that help people advance and develop answers on their own.”

Professional Background

Current Position:

  • Senior Scientist, Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance, WU

Career History:

  • Assistant professor, Institute for Organisation Studies, WU
  • Guest lecturer, Interdisciplinary Institute for Work and Employment Studies, Leibniz University Hanover
  • Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR, Stanford University
  • Assistant professor, Institute for Public Management, WU

Educational Background

    • Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. soc. oec.) in Social and Economic Sciences, WU
    • Diploma degree (Mag. rer. soc. oec.) in Business Administration, WU





Trainer Profile


Public Procurement Excellence

Bundesbeschaffung GmbH (BBG), Austria



Trainer Profile


Public Procurement Excellence

Ministry of Economy and Development
General Secretariat of Commerce and Consumer Protection
General Director of Procurements, Greece


Quote: „Divide et Impera“

Professional Background

7/2018 –Present General Director of Public Procurement, Ministry of Economy and Development

Responsible for the operational success and the achievement of the strategic goals of the National CPB.

01 /2014– 06/2018 Head of Development and Coordination Dpt., Ministry of Economy and Development

• Cooperate with Ministry’s departments in order to monitor and coordinate internal procurement procedures.
• Disseminate information, support for design and organization of new operating procedures and information flows as well as regular procurement evaluation.
• Make recommendations for formulating a comprehensive strategy for Ministry’s procurement of goods and services.
• Monitor and evaluate good procurement practices from European countries and submission of proposals for possible adoption.
• Member of the Board of OECD’s leading practitioners working group in public procurement

10/2011–11/2014 Head of Vehicles Procurement Dpt, Ministry of Development and Competitiveness

• Conduct of public tenders, evaluation of suppliers proposals, award of contracts and contracts management
• Monitor compliance with EU Directives and Regulations as well as national laws
• Preparation and conduct of Framework Agreements
• Member of the InterMinisterial Committee concerning the “Green Public Procurement” Action Plan
• Team Coordinator for creating an operational and functional Central Purchasing Body (C.P.B) in Greece
• Team member for applying e-procurement along with a Central Electronic Registry System
• Ministry’s representative in Greece’s examination by OECD concerning Bribery in International Business Transactions

11/2003–10/2011 Public Administration Executive, Ministry of Development and Competitiveness

• Monitoring and creating new regulatory legal framework, issuing circulars, proposing institutional and organizational measures for public procurement
• Dealing with legislative issues relating to public procurement both in National and EU level
• Monitoring the development of public procurement issues in the EU, providing information to competent authorities and monitoring their compliance with EU Regulations and International Agreements
• Official representative in international fora :
• Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, OECD, Paris, France
• E-procurement Working Group, Brussels, Belgium

06/1995–10/2001 Sub accountant A class, EFG Eurobank-Ergasias S.A

Employment in the Deposits department as well as in the Commercial Relations department (Opening commercial credits and trade communications with foreign banks)

Educational Background

Certificate, Training of Trainers Programme on Green Public Procurement.
Bachelor in Political Science and Public Administration
Certificate, specialization in General Administration
Postgraduate Diploma (Master) in Banking
Bachelor in Business Administration


Thesis on “The financial needs of the Greek Government and the role of Greek banks”, 05/2003, Patra, Greece



Overall Objectives of the Module

After completing the module, the participants will be able to explain

  • the principles of organizing and managing public procurement as parts of wider public-sector reform activities
  • the basic principles of public procurement
  • the current EU policies related to public procurement
  • the main challenges related to the practical implementation of these policies
  • the decision making process in EU institutions
  • the EU Commission commitments for 2018 actions in the field of public procurement
  • the OECD’s principles in public procurement and use them as a tool for assessing their countries public procurement System.