Prof. Luís Valadares Tavares
Scientific Coordinator eVA – European Vortal Academy
Member of the Eprocurment Group of Experts of the EU

EUROPEAN VORTAL ACADEMY – eVA it’s is an interdisciplinary program launched by Vortal Connecting Business, to train executives and experts on e-Procurement, through an integrated and systemic understanding of major issues of e-public procurement avoiding the usual temptation to solely identify public procurement with public law.


Its main mission is the development of human capital in the field of contract management and negotiation in goods, services and supplies thru electronic systems. Led by a multidisciplinary team of professionals, this project has the participation of teachers with extensive experience in both public and private sector.


EUROPEAN VORTAL ACADEMY has ambitious objectives embracing executives and experts of EU member States who are required to apply e-public procurement procedures following Directives 2004/18/CE and 2004/17/CE.


These objectives are to consider key European policies related to e-procurement, namely on support to SMEs, on development of E-Government and public markets as well as important projects such as PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online). It should be noted that members of eVA have been active contributors to PEPPOL since its inception.


This program includes high level seminars for CEO's, specialized courses on public acquisitions of goods, services and works, e-business, multi-criteria models for tender evaluation, negotiation techniques, public auctions and new concepts such as framework agreements or dynamic acquisition systems.

Major programs will be offered in Portuguese, in Spanish and in English with the aim to contribute to cross border public e-procurement helping build up a more dynamic and integrated European public market.

The eVA approach is based on interdisciplinary training to improve public procurement and it includes scientific contributions from public management, supply chain management, decision sciences, economics, public law, ICT and electronic platforms.


The programs are organized in terms of target groups:

a) Directive boards and CEO's of public contracting authorities and of vendors;

b) Technical staff in charge of organizing procurement procedures for public works, goods or services;

c) Technical staff of vendors;

d) Experts from enablers such as consulting companies, ICT providers, etc.




"A strategy to reduce public expenditure based on e-tendering and PROCUREMENT Business Inteligence"


A report about the implementation of the eProcurement in the states of the European Union. In the report has participated the main actors of the sector.