Fernando graduated in Law from in 1989. He has completed two postgraduate courses on public procurement at Lisbon University Law School. He is currently Director of Legal Affairs and Public Procurement at IMPIC (Institute of Public Procurement, Real Estate and Construction) in Portugal, which regulates public procurement, of e-platforms and the management of the base portal). He represents the Portuguese Government in cases at the European Court of Justice. He is a teacher in Public Procurement and has been an expert in public procurement for the Public Prosecutor since 2008.