Agile in context of Latvian Public Procurement Law

A session at Agile Day Riga 2015

  • Mārtiņš Šitcs
  • Ainars Biders

Saturday 23rd May, 2015

3:15pm to 4:00pm (RMT)

Public Procurement Law sets several constraints for tendering process and delivery of information technology projects. Additional controls may be required depending on project funding i.e. European Regional Development Fund or other.

The objective of the session is to reveal impediments and discuss possible scenarios of application of Agile thinking in public procurement tendering process and public procurement contracts:
- Examples of application. What was good and what went wrong.
- Agile contract framework differences from traditional software development contracts in Latvia
- Agile software development tenders. Opportunities and constraints of iterative and empirical software development approaches in light of Public Procurement Law.
- Writing technical specifications for Agile software development tenders.

The discussion is aimed for managers, consultants and lawyers being in charge for software development process from both sides - state agencies and software development companies. We assume that participants are familiar with general Agile principles, “Agile Contracts Primer” http://www.agilecontracts.org/ and requirements of Public Procurement Law however it is not strict requirement and everybody is welcome.

About the speakers

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Mārtiņš Šitcs

CISA, CSM, ISTQB, ISO27001 and ISO9001 Lead Auditor

Mārtiņš Šitcs has more than 20 years of experience working on different scale IT projects, auditing, testing and managing information systems development and operations. Worked with leading Latvian companies including SWH Riga, Hansabanka and AA Projekts.

Founder of “Red Fox Consulting”. The mission is to promote knowledge, leading approaches and continual improvement in software development and IT management.

Twitter: @martinssitcs

LinkedIn: lv.linkedin.com/pub/martins-sitcs/0/aa6/571/en

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Ainars Biders

Lawyer, Board member of “IT Sistēmas”.

Working with IT companies and projects since 1995. Experience in public procurement tenders since 2003. Participation in development of requirements for government Electronic procurement portal (www.eis.gov.lv). Author of LIKTA (Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association) guidelines for IT procurements.

Founder of www.vajagjuristu.lv project.

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Time 3:15pm4:00pm RMT

Date Sat 23rd May 2015


Room #2, Islande Hotel Riga

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