Working in public procurement means managing different – sometimes even contradictory – requirements. The public procurement practitioner sets the conditions for the most efficient and legally compliant use of public funds and at the same time contributes to the realization of socio-political objectives. Therefore, knowledge of a very diverse range of disciplines is required, e.g. law, economics, product and market expertise, technical know-how and socio-political goals. Procurers must be able to balance all these disciplines to create meaningful tendering strategies.

To further support public procurement practitioners, the European Commission has initiated and is funding the second training programme for CPB personnel.

The following topics will be covered by the Public Procurement Excellence Programme 2021:


Due to the unpredictable COVID situation, the training mode might be subject to changes.