Dr Colette Langos presents at George Washington Law School
RUMLAE Management Board member, Dr Colette Langos, recently participated in a series of public procurement events hosted by George Washington Law School, Washington D.C.
On 18th of February, she was part of a Colloquium titled 'What Happens if the U.S. Leaves the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)?' Participants assessed possible consequences of the United States' potential withdrawal from the GPA, which would deprive U.S. suppliers of a key point of access to public procurement markets internationally. Discussions were led by international experts including Robert Anderson, former Counsellor and Team leader for Government Procurement and Competition Policy on the Organisation.
On the 19th February, Dr Langos, presented on the topic of 'Australian Defence Procurement: A Snapshot of the Current Law and Policy Landscape'. This seminar addressed the importance of understanding the nexus between law and Defence-specific policy and discussed some of the challenges surrounding current procurement practices in an age where acquiring new technologies rapidly is critical to ensuring Defence capability. The seminar was part of a series on Defence Procurement.
Dr Langos also attended the 'Government Contracts Conference' held in Washington D.C. 18-21 February. This annual conference is one of the peak international conferences on government procurement bringing together scholars and practitioners specializing in the field of government contracts from around the world.