Dariusz Koba

Expert on Public Procurement

Field of specialisation

Dariusz Koba was involved in establishing public procurement system in Poland in 1994-95. Since then he is fully involved in public procurement issues:

  • policy-making – drafting or verifying amendments to the public procurement law, member of the Public Procurement Council (advisory and consultative body of the President of Public Procurement Office)
  • consultancy – working in or for procuring entities and for offerors
  • training – many (dozens yearly) original trainings on public procurement
  • publications – several books and reports, dozens articles

Professional experience

In 1994-95, working in Council of Ministers Office and in Public Procurement Office (Director of Training and Promotion Unit) he was responsible for establishing of training system which induced that several thousands of public employees were trained in the first period of implementation of procurement system in Poland.

In 1996-99 he worked as an expert in public procurement in Warsaw Municipality, advising in many projects.

Simultaneously, up to 2014, he was a member of the board of Public Procurement Centre ltd. (and subsidiary PPC Educational Forum ltd.), involved to a different extent in variety of procurements of goods, services and construction works according to:

  • polish Public Procurement Law, including FIDIC-based contracts in projects co-funded by EU funds (several dozen) and
  • international standards: Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions (PRAG), World Bank Standard Bidding Documents (over a dozen, before 2004, when Poland joined EU)

Since 1996 and up to now he is also the owner of Koba Consulting Group.

International experience:

  • short term consultant for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • short term consultant for the World Bank
  • speaker in several international conferences

Education: master of law, MA in social problems, prevention and re-education, diploma of the National School of Public Administration

Married with Anna, they have seven children and try to live a simple life on a village near Warsaw.

Upcoming courses given by

Dariusz Koba

  • Spring Academy

    European Audit of Public Procurement:
    Case Studies and Practicalities to Prevent Financial Corrections

    1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • AutumnAcademy

    European Audit of Public Procurement:
    Analysing Member States’ Case Studies to Prevent Financial Corrections

    1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
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