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Virginie Dor

Partner
Lawyer

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Belgium
Languages French, Dutch, English, Italian

Virginie Dor has been practising law since 2002 and holds a Master’s degree in European and International Studies from the European Institutes of Nice, Berlin and Rome. She joined the public law team of CMS Brussels in 2004.

Virginie Dor is a specialist in public law and public procurement. She is author and co-author of various publications and six books on public procurement. She regularly gives lectures and seminars (in English, French and Dutch) in this field. She is a member of the Board of Directors of a non profit organisation ESIMAP (Centre for studies, services and information on public procurement and related fields) and is a lecturer for this organisation. In her daily work, she assists contracting authorities and tenderers in the framework of award procedures and regarding the implementation of public contracts. She is also a litigator in this field.

Finally Virginie has recently been appointed as expert in the European Commission group of experts on public procurement. The mission of this group is to provide the Commission with high-quality legal, economic and technical advice and/or to share a practical vision and specific expertise in order to assist the European Commission in the development of European Union policy in public procurement matters.

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Relevant experience

  • Counsel of the Belgian National Lottery with regard to the design, organisation, monitoring and negotiation of the contract for renewal of the entire IT structure of the National Lottery for its gaming system and its network of points of sale (value of the contract : 200.000.000 €). After intense negotiations, the contract was awarded without remedy.
  • Counsel to Zetes for the tender related to the manufacturing and delivery of Belgian passports ; the contract was awarded to Zetes after an intense phase of various urgent legal disputes.
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Education

2002 - University of Louvain, UCL (Law Degree)
2003 - European Institute of Higher International Studies, Nice, France (Master European and International Studies)
2004 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)

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Memberships

  • Member of the Commission’s stakeholder expert group on public procurement
  • Member of ESIMAP Board of Directors (seminars and training programmes in the field of public procurement)
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Publications

  • « L’Exception dite de “recherche et développement” et le partenariat d’innovation dans le cadre des marchés publics », in Chronique des marchés publics 2017, EBP, forthcoming.
  • « Commentaire article par article de la loi du 17 juin 2016 relative aux marchés publics », V. Dor, M. Vastmans, Kluwer, 2016, 648 p.
  • Noot bij HvJ, C-538/13, 12 maart 2015, V. Dor, Y Musschebroek, e-Vigilo, Overheidsopdrachten & Overeenkomsten, 2015/3-4, pp. 345-355
  • « Le point sur la faculté d’utiliser la capacité d’un tiers dans le cadre de la sélection qualitative », V. Dor, Ch.-H. De La Vallée Poussin, Chronique des marchés publics 2015-2016, EBP, pp. 985-998.
  • « Les principes légaux – La Loi du 15 juin 2006 », in La commande publique, Kluwer, 2014, 305 p.
  • « La motivation, l’information et les recours – la loi du 17 juin 2013 », in La commande publique, Kluwer, 2014, 164 p.
  • « Le contentieux des marchés publics : quoi de neuf depuis la loi du 17 juin 2013 ? », with S. Ben Messaoud, F. Viseur (dir.), in Le droit des marchés publics à l’aune de la réforme du 1er juillet 2013, Larcier, 2014, pp. 549-579
  • « Le nouveau droit des marchés publics en Belgique, de l’article à la pratique »,Y. Cabuy, G. Dereau, V. Dor, P. Thiel & M. Vastmans, Larcier, 2013, 1.250 p.
  • « Le nouveau régime des marchés publics - principales innovations introduites par les lois des 15 et 16 juin 2006 », with P. Thiel, Kluwer, 2007, 231 p.
  • « Les recours juridiques en matière de marchés publics – La directive 2007/66/CE et l’introduction d’un Livre II bis dans la loi du 24 décembre 1993 », with C. De Koninck, Kluwer, 2010, 324 p.
  • e-Newsletter Marchés publics & PPP [Public procurement & PPP]:this e-newsletter is published monthly by CMS Belgium.  
  • « Het abnormale prijzenvraagstuk : een complexe oefening”, with Y. Musschebroeck in X, Jaarboek overheidsopdrachten 2014-2015– Chronique des marchés publics 2015, EBP, 2015, 22 p.
  • « Le standstill sous les seuils européens – application volontaire ou forcée ? », in X, Chronique des marchés publics 2012-2013, EBP, pp.761-776
  • « Commentaires des dispositions relatives à la motivation, à l’information et aux recours », Mercatus, Kluwer, 2011-2013, 211 p.
  • « L’intérêt des marchés publics – Examen de l’application des intérêts moratoires, compensatoires et de l’anatocisme en droit des marchés publics », with V. de Francquen in X, Chronique des marchés publics 2009-2010, EBP, 2010,pp. 463-504
  • « Les marchés publics écologiques – Possibilités, contraintes, écueils », with V. de Francquen in X, Chronique des marchés publics 2009, EBP, pp. 713 - 742
  •  « Le contentieux en matière d’attribution des marchés publics – Régime actuel et perspectives ouvertes par la loi du 16 juin 2006 », in X, Chronique des marchés publics, 2008, EBP, pp. 375-410
  • « Comment répondre à un cahier spécial des charges ? », Entreprendre, BECI, June 2013, 2 pp. 14 et 15
  • « Hoe antwoorden op een bijzonder lastenboek?”, Dynamiek, BECI, June 2013 pp. 14 et 15
  • « L’accord-cadre », with P. Thiel, in Bulletin juridique des contrats publics, special issue May 2007, pp. 17-21
  • « Aperçu du futur régime des marchés publics en Belgique », with P. Thiel, in Revue de droit communal, 2007/1, pp. 2-38
  • « Chronique de jurisprudence belge des marchés publics », with P. Thiel and P. Slegers, in Bulletin juridique des contrats publics, Paris, 2005, special issue for Belgium, pp. 35-61
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Lectures list

  • from 2007 to present : Several trainings given for ESIMAP to companies and public administrations (+/- one to two half-days per month). Focus on new regulations.
  • from 2012 to present : Several trainings given for the UVCW (Union des Villes et des Communes de Wallonie [Union of cities and communes of Wallonia]) (+/- one day per month on average).
  • 23/02/2017 : Speaker at ESIMAP training for the City of La Louvière on responsible public procurements, in La Louvière
  • 16/02/2017 : One-day training at UVCW (l’Union des Villes et des Communes de Wallonie) : le déroulement des négociations selon le régime actuel et selon la nouvelle loi
  • 09/02/2017 : One-day training at UVCW (l’Union des Villes et des Communes de Wallonie) : la procédure négociée selon le régime actuel et selon la nouvelle loi
  • 26/01/2017 : Speaker (with Sue Arrowsmith) at a conference on public procurements :  « the modification of contracts according to the directive 2014/24 and the reference to third parties capacities », in Bucharest
  • 24/01/2017 : Speaker at ESIMAP training : module « base 1 » : les grands principes des marchés publics
  • 23/01/2017 : Training at  AZ Damiaan Oostende  : « overheidsopdrachten in de zorgsector », in Oostende
  • 16/01/2017 : Training at  AZ Damiaan Oostende  : « overheidsopdrachten in de zorgsector », in Oostende
  • 15/12/2016 : Speaker at IBGE training, « Procédures négociées », in Brussels
  • 13/12/2016 : Speaker at Infrabel training, « Overheidsodprachten en maatschappelijk verantwoorde aankopen », in Brussels
  • 08/12/2016 : Speaker at IBGE training, « Introduction générale aux marchés publics », in Brussels
  • 06/12/2016 : Speaker at Infrabel training, « Les marchés publics responsables », in Brussels
  • 22/11/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, « Exécution », in Namur
  • 15/11/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, « Motivation information et recours », in Namur
  • 24/10/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training for the AIDE, « L'accord-cadre dans les marchés informatiques », in Saint-Nicolas
  • 20/10/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, « Les évolutions récentes de la procédure négociée », in Brussels
  • 17/10/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training for the AIDE, « Marchés publics informatiques », in Saint-Nicolas
  • 14/10/2016 : Speaker at M&D Seminars training, « De nieuwe overheidsopdrachtenwet », in Leuven
  • 13/10/2016 : Speaker at Infrabel training, « Overheidsodprachten en maatschappelijk verantwoorde aankopen», in Brussels
  • 06/10/2016 : Speaker at Infrabel training, « Les marchés publics responsables », in Brussels
  • 04/10/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, Intra FOD Financiën « Recente ontwikkelingen in de wetgeving en rechtspraak inzake overheidsopdrachten », in Brussels
  • 28/09/2016 : Speaker at M&D Seminars training, « De nieuwe overheidsopdrachtenwet », in Gent
  • 22/09/2016 : Speaker at Infrabel training, « Marchés publics et CSR », in Brussels
  • 27/06/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, « Suivi et modifications en exécution», in Brussels
  • 14/06/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, « Les dispositions générales et les dispositions communes à tous les marchés en matière d’exécution », in Genval
  • 13/06/2016 : Speaker at UVCW training, « Clés pour comprendre les marchés publics », in Namur
  • 09/06/2016 : Speaker at Infrabel training, « Maatschappelijk verantwoorde overheidsopdrachten », in Brussels
  • 23/05/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, « Régularité des offres et problématique du prix», in Angleur
  • 09&13/05/2016 : Speaker at UVCW training, « La motivation en matière de marchés publics », ISPPC, in Montigny-le-Tilleul
  • 13/04/2016 : Speaker at BECI training, “Les marchés publics et PPP dans le secteur des logements sociaux à Bruxelles”
  • 17/03/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, “Les procédures de passation – procédure négociée directe avec publication préalable et procédure négociée sans publication préalable (articles 41 et 42)”, in Bruges
  • 16/03/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, “Les procédures de passation – procédures ouvertes, procédure concurrentielle avec négociation, partenariat d’innovation (articles 35 à 40)”, in Bruges
  • 15/03/2016 : Speaker at ESIMAP training, “Les dispositions générales et les dispositions communes à tous les marchés en matière d’exécution”, in Brussels
  • 19/11/2015: Speaker at Confocus training, “Nieuwe richtlijn inzake Overheidsopdrachten en gevolgen voor de pharma sector”, in Berchem (Antwerp)
  • 17/11/2015: Speaker at ESIMAP training, “Exécution : dispositions générales – dispositions spécifiques fournitures et services [Execution: general provisions and specific provisions for supplies and services]”, in Wépion
  • 28/09/2015: Speaker at the UVCW training “La motivation formelle des actes administratifs en matière de marchés publics [Formal motivation of administrative acts in public procurement]”, in Namen
  • 23/09/2015: Speaker at Meat Public Procurements conference in Lisbon
  • 16/06/2015: Speaker at ESIMAP training “Exécution règles générales [Execution of general regulations]”
  • 04/06/2015: Speaker at training organised by the UVCW of Wallonia in Arlon
  • 29/05/2015: Speaker at the avocats.be conference: “l’avocat au féminin [on being a female lawyer]”
  • 28/05/2015: Speaker at the special day of ESIMAP at the Château du Lac in Genval in “l’indemnisation et la transaction en matière de marchés publics [compensation and transaction in public procurement matters]”
  • 28/04/2015: Speaker at ESIMAP training: “Principes des marchés publics, définition, champ d’application [Principles of public procurement, definition, scope of application]”, Brussels
  • 27/03/2015: Speaker at ESIMAP training (1 day) in Durbuy specifically dedicated to public service procurement
  • 13/03/2015: Speaker at IBGE training on negotiated procedure in public procurement
  • 12/03/2015: Speaker at the conference celebrating 20 years of ESIMAP with Melchior Wathelet (senior) and Eric Thiebaut (head auditor at the State Council)
  • 10/03/2015: Training for doctors at the request of Johnson & Johnson in Liege (initiation to public procurement issues recently concerning hospitals). (evening)
  • Speaking at ESIMAP training “La motivation, l’information et les recours en matière de marchés publics [Motivation, information and recourse in public procurement]” (morning)
  • 05/03/2015: Speaker at IBGE training on public procurement procedures.
  • 26/02/2015: Speaker at training organised by the UVCW of Wallonia
  • 03/02/2015: Speaker at ESIMAP training “Les modes particuliers de passation des marchés publics [Special methods of awarding public procurement contracts]”
  • 03/02/2015: Speaker at Janssen-Cilag training “Tender procedures for doctors”
  • 18/12/2014: RTBF training: “Introduction Générale aux marches publics [General introduction to public procurement]” at the RTBF (morning)
  • Johnson & Johnson training: “Vaatchirurgen” in Kontich (evening)
  • 04/12/2014: Infrabel training: les marchés publics et la responsabilité sociale de l'entreprise [public procurement and corporate social responsibility] (full day)
  • 27/11/2014: Basic training on public procurement surgeons for Johnson & Johnson in Genk (evening)
  • 18/11/2014: Speaker at ESIMAP training: “Motivation, information et recours [Motivation, information and recourse]” - basic cycle– module 7 in Brussels (full day)
  • 14/11/2014: IFE seminar in Antwerp: “Samenwerking tussen artsen en ziekenhuizen” (morning)
  • 13/11/2014: Speaker at ESIMAP training: “La problématique du prix [The issue of price]” in Gembloux (morning)
  • 04/11/2014: Speaker at GTI (group of stakeholders in public procurement from local government in Brussels) conference: “L’indemnisation et le règlement à l’amiable dans les marches publics [Compensation and friendly settlement in public procurement]” (afternoon)
  • 16/10/2014: Speaker at Med Tech forum 2014: panel procurement for medical devices – workshop in Brussels
  • 07/10/2014: Speaker at ESIMAP training: “modes de passation [award methods]”, basic cycle – module 3 in Brussels
  • 03/10/2014: Speaker at Intra IBGE training – Module 2: negotiated procedures at the IBGE (morning)
  • 02/10/2014: Training on public procurement at Eeckman (insurance company working in the art sector)
  • 30/09/2014: Training of the Union des Villes et des Communes de Wallonie (UVCW) in Wierde (all day)
  • 25/09/2014: Lifescan formation in Liege (noon)
  • 24/09/2014: Johnson & Johnson meeting: “Services in kader van tenders BNL” in Diegem (evening)
  • 18/09/2014: Johnson & Johnson training in Kontich “Terugbetalingen en overheidsopdrachten : rol als chirurg” (evening)
  • 17/09/2014: Lifescan sales meeting tenders in Leiden (the Netherlands) (all day)
  • 16/09/2014: Speaker at training at IBGE – 1st module (full morning) “Qu’est-ce qu’un marché public? – La Structure de la réglementation en vigueur pour le régime dit des « secteurs classiques [What is public procurement? – The structure of regulations in force in the “classic sectors” regime]”, …
  • 10/07/2014: Public tenders training (EDF Luminus)
  • 20/06/2014: Speaker at IFE training: “Marchés publics santé [Public procurement in the health sector]” in Antwerp (1/2 day)
  • 12/06/2014: Speaker at ESIMAP training “Healthcare” in Brussels (full day)
  • 10/06/2014: Speaker at ESIMAP training: “Contentieux [Litigation]” in Namur (morning + lunch break)
  • 05/06/2014: Speaker at Ordiges training in Namur (morning + lunch break): motivation, information, recourse
  • 21/05/2014: Speaker with the public procurement team: book launch in Brussels (afternoon): motivation, information, recourse
  • 13/05/2014: Speaker at ESIMAP training “Modes de passation des marchés publics [Methods of awarding public procurement contracts]” in Namur (lunch break and afternoon)
  • 06/05/2014: Speaker – Johnson & Johnson training in Louvain (evening)
  • 29/04/2014: Speaker – Johnson & Johnson training in Braine L’Alleud (evening)
  • 24/04/2014: Speaker – Johnson & Johnson training in Sint Martens Lathem (evening)
  • 28/03/2014: Training speaker “Réclamations et requêtes contre l’adjudicataire, mise en situation, jeu de rôles [Claims and requests against the successful tenderer, situation and roles]” in Durbuy, organised by ESIMAP (all day)
  • 27/03/2014: Training speaker “Gestion des modifications du contrat, les réclamations et requête contre le pouvoir adjudicateur [Management of contract modifications, claims and requests against the contracting authority]” in Durbuy, organised by ESIMAP (afternoon and evening)
  • 20/03/2014: Conference speaker “Le Droit des marchés publics à l’aune de la réforme du 1er juillet 2013 [Public procurement law in the light of the reform of 1 July 2013]” organised by the Conférence du Jeune Barreau [Young Bar Association] in Brussels (afternoon)
  • 13/03/2014: Conference speaker “Le Droit des marchés publics à l’aune de la réforme du 1er juillet 2013 [Public procurement law in the light of the reform of 1 July 2013]” organised by the Conférence du Jeune Barreau [Young Bar Association] in Brussels (afternoon)
  • 11/03/2014: Speaker for basic training cycle in Brussels – Basic Module 7: “Motivation, recours, contentieux [Motivation, recourse, litigation]”
  • 27/02/2014: Speaker at Eiffage Benelux training in Brussels (1/2 day)
  • 25/02/2014: Training speaker “Marchés publics hospitaliers [Hospital public procurement]” in Antwerp (1/2 day)
  • 04/02/2014: Speaker at training of the Union des Villes et des Communes de Wallonie (UVCW) (1/2 day)
  • 09/01/2014: Speaker at ESIMAP SPW training: “Exécution [Execution]” in Namur (1/2 day)
  • 2013: Training at EDF-LUMINUS on new regulations regarding public procurement
  • 2013: Training on new regulations for public procurement at TECHNOFUTURTIC: focus on IT and training contracts
  • 2013: Training for the City of Liege: attribution and execution of public procurement contracts
  • 2013: Training for the ETNIC: new awarding methods
  • 2013: Training for the RTBF: execution of public procurement contracts
  • 2013: Trainer for GTI: group of communes, CPAS and Brussels police zones
  • 2013: Training for the Société wallonne du logement [SWL, Walloon housing company]: Execution of public procurement contracts; training for social housing directors: “la foire aux questions en marchés publics [Public procurement question forum]”
  • 2013: Speaker for the National Tender Day of EBP (“Le standstill sous les seuils européens [The standstill under European thresholds]”)
  • 2013: Speaker at the ESIMAP conference organised by Larcier at the Palais des académies: Motivation, information, recourse: yes, there is change!
  • 2011: Speaker at the National Construction Day of EBP (“l’Agréation des entrepreneurs [Licensing of entrepreneurs]”)
  • 2007-2010: Seminars for EBP on “Le contentieux en matière de marchés publics [Litigation in public procurement matters]”, in collaboration with S. Wauthier
  • 2009: Series of seminars given for Kluwer for the “marchés publics de A à Z [public procurement from A to Z]” training
  • Oct. 2008 – Oct. 2009 : Speaker at National Tender Day organised by EBP
  • April 2008: Speaker at the conference “Chronique des marchés publics 2008 [Chronicle of public procurement contracts in 2008]” organised by EBP (recent changes in litigation)
  • February 2007: Seminar at SPGE on new laws regarding public procurement
  • February 2006: Seminar in Dutch on “Les recours en matière de marchés publics [Recourse in public procurement]” given for the GSOB (Gewestelijke School voor Openbaar Bestuur) training, Brussels
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