It is with a very heavy heart that we share the sad news that professor Steen Treumer, Copenhagen University has passed away https://jura.ku.dk/privategovernance/english/news/2021/in-memory-of-professor-steen-treumer/ . Steen was among the founders of the EPLG and a co-editor of the EPLG series. In 2008 he was among the few who first met in Orta San Giulio to discuss in house providing. Enthusiast about the project, he gladly accepted both to be one of our series editor, and to edit the first volume with Mario Comba, the brain father of this academic venture. While some publisher gave us a cold shoulder not believing in the relevance of comparative law as a tool to…
The SAPIENS Network, has just been launched as an Innovative Training Network (ITN) financed by the EU’s Horizon2020 Marie Curie Sklodowska Programme. It is an extensive PhD programme on sustainability and procurement. It will add value to our understanding of using public procurement as an instrument to foster sustainability and advance the field of public procurement law, economics, and policy and its application in practice. Members Marta Andhov, Roberto Caranta, Dacian Dragos, Bogdana Neamtu and Martin Trybus are part of the network.
Joint Public Procurement and Innovation. Lessons Across Borders, a new book co-edited by EPLG Member Gabriella Margherita Racca and Christopher Yukins, and featuring, among many, a contrbiution from EPLG Member Dacian Dragos, is available to purchase on the publisher’s website (please visit this address)! From the publisher’s website: Innovation in public procurement is essential for sustainable and inclusive growth in an increasingly globalized economy. To achieve that potential, both the promises and the perils of innovation must be investigated, including the risks and opportunities of joint procurement across borders in the European Union and the United States. This in-depth research investigates innovation in public procurement from three different perspectives.…
EPLG members Roberto Caranta, François Lichère, Pedro Telles and Martin Trybus spoke at the Colloque L’exception in house, 20 ans après l’arrêt Teckal, that was organised on 12 February 2020 at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon III. Here is the flyer of the event.
This year´s meeting focused on Central Purchasing Bodies in the EU and addressed topics of interest from a general and comparative perspective. as well as national reports on the use of CPBs in the different EU Member States.
EPLG Members Roberto Caranta and Carol Cravero contributed to the new book Public Procurement and Aid Effectiveness. A Roadmap under Construction, edited by Annamaria La Chimia and Peter Trepte (Hart, Oxford, 2019). The book is available here.
Transparency in EU Procurements. Disclosure Within Public Procurement and During Contract Execution, a new book co-edited by EPLG Members Kirsi-Maria Halonen, Roberto Caranta and Albert Sanchez-Graells, is on pre-sale now (please visit this address)! From the publisher’s website: This book provides a timely analysis of transparency in public procurement law. In its first part, the book critically assesses a number of key matters from a general and comparative perspective, including corruption prevention, competition and commercial issues and access to remedies. The second part illustrates how the relevance of these aspects varies across member states of the EU.
EPLG members Luke Butler, Roberto Caranta, Kirsi-Maria Halonen, Gabriella Racca and Martin Trybus will be at the Public Procurement: Global Revolution IX: see the programme at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-socsci/pprg-global-revolution/documents/grix-programme-final-10-6-19.pdf
The first meeting of the new group of experts in the European Commission’s Stakeholder Experts Group on Public Procurement took place on 3rd of April in Bucharest, Romania. EPLG’s member from Finland Dr. Kirsi-Maria Halonen is part of the current Experts Group continuing bringing academic input to the work of the Group following the example of Dr. Albert Sanchez Graells, an EPLG member who was part of the Group during the previous mandate. In the April meeting, Dr. Halonen gave a presentation on collusion in public procurement focusing on consortia bids and bids from affiliated companies. The discussion on collusion is related to Commission’s plans to draft guidelines in relation…
EPLG Member Roberto Caranta will speak at the Transatlantic Roundtable on Sustainable Public Procurement, to be held at Pace University – Lower Manhattan/Downtown Campus, New York, on 5 April 2019. Here is the Rountable flyer.