International Network

Join Open Public Procurement 4 Europe

Take a chance to broaden your network across borders and expand market research in your region.
Your Benefits: Networking | Exchange of information | Market research opportunities | Matchmakings | Legal advice | Free of Charge

On behalf of the European Commission – Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs – we invite you to discover attractive market opportunities across borders. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore a Single European Market. Expand your market research beyond borders, through public procurement workshops that promote exchange on a regional and local level.


  • 25 March 2021 - France/Belgium/Germany - Online - register now
    • Download the draft programme
    • Simultanous translation into German & French during the event

We want to raise awareness of the procurement opportunities across national borders, even below the thresholds. The workshops focus on the exchange of information and identification of opportunities for contracting public authorities in different areas such as regional market analysis and exchange of good practices. We want to foster the participation of SMEs, allowing them to look for business opportunities across borders. The workshops bring together various stakeholders from different Member States/border regions and help improve public procurement through the cooperation between regions and municipalities of the Member States.

Past events in this series:

  • 3 March 2021 - Belgium/ Netherlands/Germany - Online
    • Download the programme
    • Simultanous translation into German & Dutch/Flemish during the event
    • Training Material and workshop outcomes in English

About the organiser: The Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) is a non-profit-organisation based in Germany. BME has great expertise in public procurement, strategic purchasing, understanding of the interest of SMEs and start-ups.

Target Groups in the Tri-border regions:

  • Public Procurers
  • Suppliers such as SMEs and start-ups

Subject of Procurement: Indirect purchasing across a wide range of goods such as:  textiles, office items, road salt, all kinds of services, hygiene items, cleansing material, travel, manufacturing machines, operating materials, hardware and software….

Contact person: Marlene Grauer, International Project Manager BME, marlene.grauer(at)

Registration: To register please send an email to bme-international(at) including the name of your company, your full name and email address. Thank you!


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Olaf Holzgrefe Head of International & Affairs
+49 6196 5828-343
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Marlene Grauer International Project Manager, Project Coordinator Procure2Innovate
+49 6196 5828-129
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Lisa Immensack International Project Manager, Project Coordinator ConnectAchat
+49 +49 6196 5828-345
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Giselle Canahuati International Team Assistant
+49 61969 5828-186