Centralised Public Procurement – Success Factor Stakeholder Communication

Trainer Profile

Angela RUSSO

Public Procurement Excellence

Head International Cooperation
Department Institutional Relations and Communication

Professional Background

Current Position:

International relationship management and coordination, encouraging international peer to peer networks set up for best practice exchange and benchmarking, raising awareness on the Italian public eprocurement and centralized system, high level and strategic communication activities

Career History:

Public procurement expert in EU twinning projects, EU TAIEX projects and international development banks consultancy projects
Qualified procurement and communication expert at OECD, IDB,  EBRD, EU Commission
Italian focal point within the frame of the European Network among CPBs
Italian expert within the EXEP,  EU Commission expert group on eprocurement
Vice Chair of the OECD Bureau of the Working Group “Leading Practitioners in Public Procurement” (LPP).
Co-Chair of the OECD-MENA Public Procurement Network
Representing Consip at several international networks and working groups such as the G20 anti-corruption working group and the Open Government Partnership (OGP)

More than 25 years’ experience in accomplished communications, public affairs and international relations, over 17 years’ experience in managing and coordinating e-government and e-procurement projects. Skilled in engaging and assisting assigned internal and external partners with targeted communications.

Winner of the 2009 ”European eGovernment awards”, category “egovernment empowering businesses”, with the project “MEPA: the Italian public emarketplace”.

Before joining Consip: worked ten years for for the Italian National Research Council (CNR), public sector, at the International Affairs and Cooperation Department,  as a technical professional assistant in communications and international business development, encouraging international scientific cooperation and handling bilateral agreements on scientific and technological cooperation with homologous international research bodies and academies worldwide.

Educational Background

  • Project Manager Certification, Rome
    University Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature, IULM University of Milan
    Bachelor in Interpreter and Translator, UNINT International University of Rome
    High School education in Italian and foreign languages, Rome



CEIS publications on the Italian Healthcare system for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006


Member of the editorial team of the EU Commission in drafting the Recommendations on “Contract Registries”, within the EXEP working group.

Supporting the editorial team on “Professionalization” of the DG Grow Unit for Public Procurement Strategy.



Overall Objectives of the Module

After completing the module, the participants will be able to

  • describe one of the most long lasting public procurement reforms in the EU
  • exploit the potentials of correct and appropriate communication
  • design a communication strategy and communication plan
  • identify target audience
  • address target audience with appropriate communication tools and contents
  • share good practices from CPB’s communications