• News

    Steen Treumer has sadly passed away

    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…

  • News

    The Launch of SAPIEN Network

    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.

  • News

    New EPLG book! Joint Public Procurement and Innovation

    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.…

  • Members Blog,  News

    New EPLG book! Transparency in EU Procurements

    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.

  • Legislation

    First Meeting of the New European Commission’s Stakeholder Experts Group on Public Procurement 🗓 🗺

    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…