Contract Law Basics – Framework Agreements – Dynamic Purchasing System

Trainer Profile

Gian Luigi ALBANO

Public Procurement Excellence

Head of Reserach and Strategies, Department Public Administration Spend Data Analysis
Consip S.p.A., Italy

Professional Background

Dr Albano joined Consip in 2005, when he first headed the Research Unit and, more recently, has been appointed Head of a newly created Unit – Public Administration Spending Analysis and Strategies – which is in charge of the Italian Public Administration’s spending patterns as well as the economic and sustainability assessment of Consip’s procurement strategies. Before joining Consip, Dr Albano was lecturing Game Theory and Industrial Organization at the Department of Economics at the University College London from 1999 until 2005. Dr Albano is currently Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Finance of LUISS “G. Carli”, besides being an expert on public procurement for the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the OECD, the World Bank, and the UN.


Educational Background

1999 – Ph.D. in Economics, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

1992 – BSc (Hons), Università Commerciale “L. Bocconi”, Milan (Italy)



  • The Law and Economics of Framework AgreementsDesigning Flexible Solutions for Public Procurement,” Cambridge University Press, 2016 (with C. Nicholas)
  • “Repeated Procurement with Unverifiable Quality: The Case for Discretionary Procedures,” (2017), Journal of Public Economics, 145 (with B. Cesi and A. Iozzi)
  • “Evaluating Small Businesses’ Performance in Public e-Procurement. Evidence from the Italian Government’s e-Marketplace,” (2015), Journal of Small Business Management, 53(S1), pp. 229–250 (with F. Antellini Russo, G. Castaldi, and R. Zampino)
  • “Collaborative Public Procurement and Supply Chain in the EU Experience”, in Harland C., Nassimbeni G. and Schneller E. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management, 2014, SAGE Publications (with G. M. Racca)
  • “Competition in the Execution Phase of Public Procurement,” (2011), Public Contract Law Journal, Fall Issue (Vol. 41/No. 1), (with R. Cavallo Perin e G. M. Racca)
  • “Collusive Drawbacks of Sequential Auctions,” (2011), Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 11, Issue 2 (Summer), pp. 139-170 (with G. Spagnolo)
  • “Asymmetry and Collusion in Sequential Procurement: A Large Lot Last Policy,” (2010), The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, Vol. 10, Issue 1 (Topics), (with G. Spagnolo)
  • “Regulating Joint Bidding in Public Procurement,” (2009), Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 5(2), pp. 335-360 (with G. Spagnolo and M. Zanza)


Trainer Profile

Gabriella RACCA

Public Procurement Excellence

Full Professor of Administrative Law and Deputy Director of the Department of Management
University of Torino, Italy

Professional Background

Prof. Gabriella M. Racca is Full Professor of Administrative Law, Deputy Director of the Department of Management of the University of Turin (Italy), and coordinator of the PhD in Law and Institutions at the University of Turin. She was Deputy Dean of the School of Economics (2005-2012), and currently teaches Public Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Public Contracts Law.

She is currently in charge (2016-2019) of the Italian Unit in regards to the cross-border project on Public Procurement for Innovation Capacity building to boost usage of Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) in Central Europe – PPI2INNOVATE ( – funded by the Interreg Central Europe Programme (European Regional Development Fund). The project directly targets public procurers on all administrative levels in the EU, in a way that builds regional capacities in PPI, changes attitudes towards PPI, strengthens the relations between relevant stakeholders in regional innovation systems, and thus boosts the usage of PPI in CE. As its spearhead, the PPI2Innovate project aims to deliver 3 thematic tools (Smart Health, Smart Energy and Smart ICT), fully customized to 6 national institutional frameworks and translated in each national language.


Educational Background

1993 – 1996 PhD in Administrative Law, University of Milan, VIII cycle

Public Law, Administrative Environmental Contracts Law for Economics

1994 Accreditations Lawyer (in Cuneo)

1990 M.Sc. in Law (summa cum laude), University Torino


Selected Publications

G. M. RACCA, R. CAVALLO PERIN, G. L. ALBANO, Competition in the execution phase of public procurement in Public Contract Law Journal, 2011, Vol. 41, n. 1, 89 -108, available at:;

G. M. RACCA, C. R. YUKINS (Eds.) Integrity and Efficiency in Sustainable Public Contracts. Balancing Corruption Concerns in Public Procurement Internationally, in Droit Administratif / Administrative Law Collection (Directed by J. B. Auby), Bruylant, Brussels, 2014;

G. M. RACCA, The role of third parties in the execution of public contracts, in L.FOLLIOT-LALLIOT -S.TORRICELLI (Eds), Controle et contentieux des contrats publics -Oversight and remedies in public contracts, Bruylant, 2017, 415 e s.



Trainer Profile

Francesca BAUDUIN

Public Procurement Excellence

Health Care Category Manager, Sourcing Division
Consip S.p.A., Italy

Professional Background

Current position:

Francesca is currently working as category manager for the Sourcing Healthcare Business Unit of Consip S.p.A, the national Central Purchasing Body entirely owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Consip manages the programme for Rationalization of Public Spending on Goods and Services, which develops innovative and transparent supply tools to manage the purchases of the Italian Public Administrations. In particular, Francesca is involved in activities oriented at studying, projecting, and developing new tendering procedures, aiming to meet the needs of the national healthcare systems, in terms of goods and services, in compliance with Consip’s mission and the Italian and European regulations. She currently focusses on multiple-award framework agreements with no re-opening of competition concerning medical devices and medical equipment. Moreover, Francesca has been a member of tender awarding committees.

Career history:

Consultant, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA – Healthcare Division
Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory SpA – Healthcare

Educational Background:

  • 2010 – Qualified as a professional engineer, University of Naples “Federico II”
  • 2009: Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering grade 108/110, University of Naples “Federico II”

Awarded an Erasmus Thesis Grant at Universidad Politécnica of Madrid




Overall Objectives of the Module

  • Overview of legal and economic issues on techniques and instruments for electronic and aggregated procurement.
  • Understanding joint procurement strategies through framework agreements
  • Understanding the main issues on contract execution