Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Public Procurement
Course code:RRVZ
Course title in language of instruction:Veřejné zakázky
Course title in Czech:Veřejné zakázky
Course title in English:Public Procurement
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 14/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:Ing. Mgr. Martina Cirbusová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:State Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:The course is focused on understanding the problems of public procurement. The aim of this course is to clarify public procurement in common terms of public authorities as well as current trends in this theme. The course focuses on explaining the approaches to procurement and ways to organize the resources needed for effective procurement. Students will get acquainted with the current public procurement in the context of national and European legislation.
Course contents:
1.Introduction: The background of public procurement (allowance 3/0)
a.Introduction to the problems of public procurement
b.A general view of the subject -- purpose, environment, consequences (debate)

2.Basics of public procurement system (allowance 3/0)
a.History: 1st Republic - Present
b.Current legislative environment
c.General procurement principles

3.Basic principles of public procurement system (allowance 6/0)
a.General procedures of public procurements
b.Types of procurement procedures - basic characteristics
c.Types and modes of public procurements - basic characteristics

4.Authority categories (allowance 3/0)
5.Procurement procedure (allowance 9/3)
a.Acts of authorities
b.The specifications of procurements
c.Participation in the procurement procedure
d.Development of individual types of procurement procedures according to the types and modes of public procurement

6.Evaluation of public procurement (allowance 6/2)
a.Evaluation of qualifications
c.Evaluation criteria
d.Evaluation methods

7.Electronic system of public procurement (allowance 6/1)
b.Centralized procurement system
c.Information System on Public Procurement

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to make decisions
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability to analyze the influence of environment on an organization development
-Apply cross-disciplinary aspects in analytical work
-Identify and solve problems in communication between the public administration and citizens or businesses
-Understand the public administration role in the context of meeting ethic standards

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Credit is given after submitting and approving a case study. Obtaining credit is necessary to log on the final exam. The course ends with a written exam, which will include both the test and open questions.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture36 h0 h
     practice6 h0 h
     preparation for exam42 h0 h
     preparation for regular assessment8 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h0 h
Total112 h0 h

Basic reading list
  • BOVIS, C. EU public procurement law. 2nd ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012. 521 p. Elgar European law. ISBN 978-0-85793-841-1.
  • DELMON, J. Public-private partnership projects in infrastructure: an essential guide for policy makers. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 244 p. ISBN 978-0-521-15228-0.
  • JURČÍK, R. Collaborative Defence Procurement in the European Union and in the Czech Republic. In Enterprise and Competitive Environment. 1st ed. Bučovice: Martin Stříž Publishing, 2013, p. 70. ISBN 978-80-87106-64-8.
  • PAVEL, J. Ekonomické aspekty veřejných zakázek. Praha: Oeconomia, 2007. ISBN 978-80-245-1260-0.
  • PAVEL, J. -- VÍTEK, L. -- OCHRANA, F. Veřejný sektor a veřejné finance: Financování nepodnikatelských a podnikatelských aktivit. Praha: GRADA, 2010. 264 p. ISBN 978-80-247-3228-2.
  • PAVEL, J. Veřejné zakázky v České republice. Praha: Národohospodářský ústav Josefa Hlávky, 2009. 105 p. ISBN 978-80-86729-47-3.
  • POMAZALOVÁ, N. Aspekty zpracování souhrnné specifikace veřejné zakázky. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 82 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-882-0.
  • POREMSKÁ, M. Elektronické zadávání veřejných zakázek. Praha: Wolters Kluwer ČR, a.s., 2013. 175 p. ISBN 978-80-7357-760-5.