The XI Meeting of the European Procurement Law Group will be held in Warsaw, Poland, at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University, on 4-5 October 2018. The leaflet is available here.
EPLG Members Dacian Dragos and Roberto Caranta to take part to the Oslo Smart Workshop “Developing Life Cycle Analysis” on 23 April 2018. Please find the programme attached here.
EPLG Member Roberto Caranta spoke at the ERA Annual Conference on European Public Procurement Law 2018, in Trier, 22 – 23 March 2018. Materials are now available at https://www.era.int/upload/dokumente/20285.pdf
EPLG Member Roberto Caranta will speak at the Annual Conference on European Public Procurement Law 2018, to be held in Trier, 22 – 23 March 2018. Here is the Conference flyer.
A new article was just published in the Arctic Review on Law and Politics (vol. 8 (2017)) by Carol Cravero: Socially Responsible Public Procurement and Set-Asides: A Comparative Analysis of the US, Canada and the EU. Here is the abstract: Public procurement can be used to achieve goals other than purely economic ones. Such goals are often referred to as “social linkages”. A preference for social considerations has been gaining ground against the dominant best value for money (BVM) paradigm over the past few decades. In the past, public procurement policies followed the principle of non-discrimination and free competition beyond national boundaries. Today considerations other than (purely economic) BVM have become…
A new book will be published in March 2018, edited by EPLG member Albert Sanchez Graells: Smart Public Procurement and Labour Standards. Pushing the Discussion After Regiopost (Bloomsbury 2018). The book also contains contributions by other EPLG Members Piotr Bogdanowicz and Roberto Caranta. The book can be pre-ordered at www.hartpub.co.uk. Just use the use the discount code CV7 at the checkout for a 20% discount. Here is a flyer, available for circulation. And here is the abstract: Smart procurement aims to leverage public buying power in pursuit of social, environmental and innovation goals. Socially-orientated smart procurement has been a controversial issue under EU law. The extent to which the Court of Justice (ECJ) has supported…
The latest issue of the European Procurement & Public Private Partnership was just released. It contains articles by the following EPLG members: Roberto Caranta, Dacian Dragos, Pedro Telles, and Martin Trybus. You can download the table of contents here.
On September 22, 2017, EPLG members Luke Butler, Roberto Caranta, Mario Comba, and Martin Trybus spoke at the conference International Public Procurement: comparing the EU and the US. The case of military procurement, co-organised at the Centro Congressi Torino Incontra of Turin, Italy, by the Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei, the Centro di Diritto Comparato e Transnazionale, the Law Department of the University of Turin, Confindustria Piemonte, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Torino, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo.
On 4-5 September 2017, the members of the European Procurement Law Group will assemble to Group’s annual meeting. This year the meeting will be hosted by Dr. Kirsi-Maria Halonen in Helsinki, Finland. During these two days the Group will discuss matters related to transparency at different stages of public procurement procedure, during the contract execution phase as well as during court proceedings. This will be the topic of the Group’s next comparative book on public procurement, including chapters on the objectives of disclosure and transparency rules as well as country chapters from Denmark, EU institutions, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Update 5 September 2017: here…
On May 4 and 5, 2017, EPLG members Piotr Bogdanowicz, Roberto Caranta, Dacian Dragos, Kirsi-Maria Halonen, Steen Treumer and Martin Trybus spoke at the international conference on Procurement beyond price: Sustainability and CSR in public purchasing, organised by Marta Andrecka at the Copenhagen University. Presentations are available at this link. Here are some pictures from the conference.