Module: Trends in Public Procurement

Overall Objectives of the Module


After completing the module, the participants will be able to

  • Understand trends in public and private sector procurement
  • Recognise the role of public procurement as a lever for innovation in society
  • Identify innovative public procurement cases in different sectors of government, e.g. joint cross border public procurement
  • Understand the role of the EU and OECD in promoting public procurement innovation

 


Trainer Profile


Paulo MAGINA

Lecturer
Public Procurement Excellence

Head of the Public Procurement Unit, Public Sector Integrity Division
Public Governance Directorate, OECD, France

 

Professional Background

Current Position:

Paulo Magina is heading the Public Procurement Unit at the OECD Public Governance Directorate since March 2014. This Unit provides advice, policy recommendations and implementation support to improve public procurement systems at all levels of government and sectors around the world in OECD and non-OECD countries

Career History:

With over 10 years’ experience in the public sector, before joining the OECD Paulo was member of the board and the CFO of the Portuguese Central Government Shared Services Agency, in charge of finance, accounting, HR, IT and public procurement for the public administration. Previously he was the president and CEO of the Portuguese National Public Procurement Agency (2010-2012), where he led the setting up of the central purchasing body and the e-procurement implementation. He also worked with the EBRD and UNCITRAL to advise policy and legal reforms, develop action plans and road maps for restructuring public procurement systems in the CIS region (2012-2014).
Formerly he was deputy member of the cabinet of the secretary of state for transports in Portugal and held managerial positions as member of the board of directors and CFO of the Portuguese national railway company CP (2006-2010).
Before that, he was Investment Director in the transportation, banking and private equity sectors, for more than 12 years. During this period, he was responsible for M&As and for assessing several PPPs and infrastructure projects, in which he led the financial team in the design and setting up of light-rail projects in Portugal.

Educational Background

Paulo Magina holds a master degree in Business Administration and Management from Catolica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, and was an invited lecturer in post graduate and MBA programs in the same university lecturing Financial Strategy, Private Equity and Venture Capital. He held also several lectures and courses on PPP’s and more recently in Public Procurement topics in Italy and Ukraine.

 

 

 


Trainer Profile


Andreas Nemec

Lecturer
Public Procurement Excellence

Managing Director
Bundesbeschaffung GmbH (BBG), Austria

 

Professional Background

Andreas Nemec has been Managing Director of the Austrian Federal Procurement Agency (BBG) since its foundation in 2001.

Previously, he occupied various positions in private companies and public organisations. He was general manager for vending business at Leipnik Lundenburger Inc. for several years and a member of the board at the AGRANA International group. Both companies were listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Before that, Andreas was Head of Controlling and Accounting for the video recording division of Philips Austria Ltd. and Head of Finance and Accounting for Philips Video Hungary. He has experience of working with the public sector through his involvement in the Federation of Austrian Industry and as consultant and trainer for the Government of Lower Austria.

Educational Background

Andreas graduated in Economics at the University of Vienna and attended study programmes at the University of Zürich and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Berlin.

 

 

 


Trainer Profile


Tobias POLZER

Lecturer
Public Procurement Excellence

Trainer for Executive Teaching

WU Executive Academy, Austria

„What fascinates me about public procurement is, next to the sheer volume of money involved, its multi-faceted purposes – such as providing value for money, reaching strategic goals of government, stimulating the economy, fostering innovation, increasing social wealth, and achieving sustainability. Managing and balancing these issues can be challenging at times.“

Professional Background

Current Position:

  • Trainer/Executive Teaching
  • Lecturer in Accounting, University of Essex, Essex Business School, United Kingdom

Career History:

  • 2015-2016: Academic expert/contractor for Consulting Project at the Austrian Federal Procurement Agency
  • 2014-2017: Lecturer in Accounting at Queen’s University Belfast, Queen’s Management School, UK
  • 2012-ongoing: Academic expert/contractor for the Austrian Federal Procurement Agency – Delivery of the module „Public Governance in Austria“ during the onboarding programme for new employees
  • 2009-2014: Research and teaching assistant at the Institute for Public Managment and Governance, WU Vienna

Educational Background

  • 2015-2016: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • 2009-2016: PhD in Public Management, WU Vienna

 

 


Trainer Profile


Marzena ROGALSKA

Key Note Speaker
Public Procurement Excellence

 

European Commission, Belgium
Director – Single Market for Public Administration in the Directorate General
for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs

 

Professional Background

Current Position:

  • European Commission, Director – Single Market for Public Administration in the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs. Previously Head of Unit of Public Procurement Strategy.

Career History:

Previously Head of Unit of Public Procurement Strategy. Before that, EU Research Fellow at WCFIA at Harvard University working on impact investing and competitiveness issues, Head of Unit for Clean Technologies and Products dealing with competitiveness issues with respect to climate, energy and environmental policies as well as the construction sector in the DG GROW. In 2010-2013 Member of Cabinet of the Energy Commissioner in charge of energy efficiency and non-nuclear research, as well as European Semester, social and regional policy and economic and monetary policy. Prior to that, she worked in the European Parliament and for the regional and national administration in Poland, including Gdansk Governor’s Office, Ministry of Finance and Chancellery of Prime Minister. She represented the Polish Government at the Council of Europe to the Bureau of anti-money laundering committee. Her experience in the private sector is within the manufacturing and telecom sectors, and with energy companies.

Educational Background

Educated at Gdansk University and Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, she holds a master’s agree in English Literature and a postgraduate diploma in International Economic Relations. She holds an additional postgraduate diploma in banking and finance from the Ecole de Commerce de Rouen and Politechnika Gdanska.