EU Lunch Debate "Innovative procurement for sustainable roads:a win-win"

On 19 April 2016, EUPAVE organizes the EU Lunch Debate "Innovative procurement for sustainable roads:a win-win" at the European Parliament hosted by MEP Ismail Ertug.

From 18 April 2016 there are new EU rules on public procurement and concession contracts which aim to be simpler, more efficient and to provide the best value for money for public purchases while respecting the principles of transparency and competition.

The importance of transport infrastructure is well-known for the economy, mobility, territorial cohesion and society in general. Its planning and construction after public bids becomes essential but in practice road authorities in the EU tend to be conservative and avoid competitive, alternative and long-lasting solutions that have the potential to save millions in public money.

With contributions from the European concrete industry, this debate will consider how increased competition between pavement industries can stimulate innovation, lower prices and save public money when building roads.

For further details please see the programme.

The event is fully booked. Only registered participants will be allowed in.