If a company wishes to provide certain services to the government, it must comply with public contract regulations. Strict compliance with the specific rules and procedures is crucial in this respect. The training course “Legislation on Public Contracts” offers an introduction to public contract legislation and goes into the practical concepts and procedural knowledge.

This is above all a practical training course – very hands-on and not about too legal-based – which will give you an insight into the terminology, the different procurement procedures and the related steps, the selection and award criteria and many practical aspects.

Target group

  • (Interim) Managers who are active within or work closely with:
    • Procurement
    • Legal
    • CFO, Finance
  • Sales Managers with clients in the public sector
  • Managers who want to follow up and challenge their buyers


The following topics will be discussed:

  • What is a public contract
  • Public contract or concession
  • Applicable legislation
  • Which articles apply to services, supplies or works
  • Different procedures
  • Modalities
  • Conduct of a procedure
  • Duration of the contract
  • Repeating contracts
  • Discounts
  • Lots/parts/variants/options
  • Selection criteria
  • the UEA or Uniform European Tender Document
  • Award criteria
  • Indexation
  • Bail
  • Implementation deadlines
  • Appeal procedures
  • Payments (in advance)
  • short introduction to e-procurement


Anja Palmaerts, director APeXPRO, expert in procurement


This is a one-day training. In addition to the explanation of the various topics – made clear with concrete examples – Anja Palmaerts extensively handles all your questions about specific situations. You can pass these on beforehand and clarify them during the training.

Every participant will receive a digital version of the training material and a booklet on dealing with government contracts.