Competition Culture in Europe 2017-2020: Final Report

CCIE 2017-2020: final report published January 2021

Competition Culture in Europe 2017-20: Final Report
Competition Culture in Europe 2017-2020: Final Report

In Competition Culture in Europe 2017-2020: Final Report, activities, research & educational outputs from the 2017 International Competition Culture in Europe (CCIE) conference,  & the wider CCIE programme, are assembled to provide invaluable resources, knowledge & guidance. 25 European countries were involved in the programme & in 6 research programmes were set up.

The 1st part provides an overview of CCIE international convocations & their outputs. The 2nd part reports on University master students research from: Tirana (Albania), Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Sofia (Bulgaria), Athens (Greece), Dublin (Ireland) & Portsmouth (United Kingdom).  These country’s outputs cover the history, development, application, & opportunities of competitions in an international context. This publication is an Architectuur Lokaal project realised with Project Compass CIC & A10 New European architecture Cooperative. It was made possible with support from the Creative Industries Fund (NL).

European competition resources are now being shared on thefulcrum.eu.  From 2013 this facility was developed to its initial establishment in 2015, in partnership between Project Compass (UK) & Architectuur Lokaal (NL). Now with the support of many other partners in various European countries,   thefulcrum.eu has been relaunched under this programme & is now being maintained & will continue in development managed by Architectuur Lokaal (NL) with the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

thefulcrum.eu transparently provides knowledge, guidance, resources & support for continuing to support UK architects, post Brexit, seeking to access the EU market & information on particular country conditions.

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‘Transforming public procurement’

In Dec 2020 Gov. published its Green Paper on ‘Transforming public procurement’. This is intended to shape the future of public procurement for many years to come. They propose to comprehensively streamline and simplify the complex regulatory framework. The parallel rules in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016, the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011, will be rationalised and clarified. These will be replaced with a single, uniform set of rules for all contract awards. The purpose is to make the system more agile and flexible while still upholding fair and open competition.

The reforms identified include three simple procedures to replace the existing procedures:

• a new flexible procedure that gives buyers freedom to negotiate and innovate to get the best from the private, charity and social enterprise sectors.

• an open procedure that buyers can use for simpler, ‘off the shelf’ competitions.

• a limited tendering procedure that buyers can use in certain circumstances, such as in crisis or extreme urgency.

Along with new criteria that can contribute and sustain economic, social and environmental outcomes and reinforce ‘social value’ considerations.

The Green paper is available HERE, and responses should be submitted by 10 March 2021 to –procurement.reform@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

If you wish to discuss, c/c or submit any comments via Project Compass, as part of our submission, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly ProjectCompassCIC@gmail.com