Workshop on BIM and public procurement – friends or foes?

24. nov


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This workshop will present legal uncertainties that both public buyers and tenderers face when dealing with a construction project with a BIM component. You will also hear about the opportunities for construction digitalization under the procurement directives.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a reality and it´s finally digitalizing the construction sector. 

BIM is a disruptive digital tool that provides all the stakeholders of a construction project with a digital representation of a building’s characteristics in its whole lifecycle, thereby holding out the promise of large efficiency gains 

Many EU countries have taken irreversible steps towards digitalizing their construction sector and bringing BIM into the public works sector, many of which have already made it mandatory for high value public funded construction projectswhilst the EU is following through the actions of the EU Task Group.  

BIM requirements are compatible with all the procedures under the 2014 Procurement Directives and can be included in many ways within the tender documentation – and this workshop will teach you how. 

The workshop will help to: 

  • Gain an insight into various systemic strategies of adopting BIM and changing the construction sector. 
  • Understand the compatibility between the BIM technology and the procurement legislation. 
  • Understand the legal challenges of drafting tender documentations for projects with BIM components and understand how to comply with the requirements under such documentation. 
  • Understand the impact of using BIM for contractual clauses in the public sector. 


Topics to be covered include:  

  • Policy deliveries and BIM; 
  • EU procurement Directives and BIM;
  • BIM and comparative procurement law. Best practice examples from across the EU; 
  • BIM requirements in the tender documentation and compliance with the public procurement principles; 
  • Contractual clauses, public procurement law and BIM; 
  • The challenges of standardization.