The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established in 1991 to help build a new, post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe. It has since expanded to other transition economies and gained unique international investor expertise in fostering economic change by investing more than €150 billion in a total of over 6000 projects. EBRD promotes democratic rule and market economy, sound commercial laws and strong institutions, all of which are integral to sustainable economic transition. Through Legal Transition Programme in the Office of the General Counsel, the Bank helps to create investor-friendly, transparent and predictable legal environments in the economies where we invest. The EBRD Legal Transition Programme works with reform-oriented governments and specialises in designing technical cooperation programmes to support regulatory reforms to sustainably transform local economies.
In 2015, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) developed a Handbook on Key Judicial Skills and Competencies for Members of Procurement Review Tribunals (2015). The Handbook aims to enhance the capacity of relevant national public procurement review bodies in the countries where the EBRD operates.
In 2020, the Handbook has been localised for Ukraine by the EBRD in cooperation with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. The Handbook covers such topics as procedural fairness, conflict of interest, evidence and procedure, confidential information, approach to remedies, discretion and writing decisions. To this end, a webinar aims to present the localised version of Handbook for Ukraine and discuss the concept of procedural fairness in public procurement review.
The objectives of the Webinar are the following:
To present the localised version of the Handbook for Ukraine;
To discuss the notion of procedural fairness in light of the main principles of public procurement
To reflect on the requirment to conduct oral hearings in review procedure in light of the EU standards and best practices in the EU member states
September 25, 2020
10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
10:25 AM - 11:10 AM
Procedural fairness in light of main public procurement principles
The presentation will focus on UNCITRAL Model Law, United Nations Convention against Corruption, and the Law of Ukraine "On public procurement"
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Procedural fairness and oral hearings: European standards and best practices
The presentation will focus on the European Convention on Human Rights, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and the Remedies Directive 89/665/EEC
11:55 AM - 12:05 PM
Presentation of the localised version of the Handbook
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Senior Counsel, Legal Transition Programme at EBRD
Chairwoman at Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
State Commissioner at Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
Head of Technical Assistance at UNCITRAL
Judge at Federal Administrative Court
Legal Consultant at EBRD UNCITRAL Public Procurement Initiative