The Faculty

The BBG and WU Executive Academy are teaming up to deliver public procurement excellence
The core teaching team of the training programme from the BBG and WU is composed of experienced public procurement experts and renowned professors from all-over Europe, striking an optimum balance between a theoretical approach and practical experience.

Bundesbeschaffung GmbH
(Federal Procurement Agency, BBG)

The BBG, established in 2001 by the Austrian Federal Government, is a central purchasing body providing central procurement services to public authorities.

Its core business is to

❖ bundle requirements to obtain better prices and terms from suppliers;
❖ conduct public tendering;
❖ conclude framework contracts and make them available to contracting authorities;
❖ standardise public purchasing to reduce processing costs and legal risks.

As an established CPB operating at the national level, the BBG has longstanding experience in public procurement and modern public procurement procedures. Also, the BBG already has nearly 10 years of experience when it comes to the design and carrying out of a training program for public buyers.

Its in-house Public Procurement Academy qualifies the BBG as an expert in providing training for CPB personnel to understand and manage public procurement rules, design calls for tenders, manage markets, and assist the inclusion of SMEs in public procurement competitions.

Key BBG success factors that participants will profit from are:

❖ Longstanding market knowledge in the field of modern public procurement
❖ Practical experience in the professional development of CPB staff
❖ Experience in international EU Projects and consulting for other Member States on establishing CPBs


Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU)

Our project partner, the Vienna University of Business and Economics – WU Executive Academy, can look back on a successful history while at the same time striving for excellence in maintaining its position among the world’s leading institutions of higher education while remaining one of the leading providers of further education in Central and Eastern Europe.

It offers its program portfolio in the area of “Executive Education” under the auspices of the WU.

Executive Academy, including MBA and Master of Laws programmes, certificate courses, tailor-made programmes and short programmes.

Key WU success factors that participants will profit from are:

❖ Strict quality requirements fulfilled by less than 75 universities of economics worldwide
❖ Proven excellence as holder of all three accreditations: AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (Association of MBAs)
❖ Internationally recognised professors and top managers as practitioner lecturers
❖ The latest academic findings and comprehensive practice-relevant management tools
❖ Internationalisation with expert lecturers from all over the world and more than 2,200 managers, professionals, and high potential individuals from more than 85 countries
❖ The newest learning methods and technologies, ensuring successful studies