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    New Publication by Kirsi-Maria Halonen on Aggregation Rules under Public Procurement Law

    A new publication was released by Kirsi-Maria Halonen, Characteristics of Separate Operational Units – A Study on Aggregation Rules under Public Procurement Law. It is a report for the Swedish Competition Authority, and can be downloaded here. The concept of separate operational unit was introduced in 2014 Procurement Directives, but the directives provided very little guidelines on its interpretation or application. According to the 2014 directives a contract value can be based at the level of a single unit operating within a contracting authority in case it is independently responsible for its procurement. The Swedish Competition Authority requested the EPLG member Kirsi-Maria Halonen to look into the matter and in February…

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    EPL Group members Gave Speeches at the International Public Procurement Conference 🗓 🗺

    On 19 January 2017, three members of the European Procurement Law Group – Roberto Caranta (Italy), Kirsi-Maria Halonen (Finland) and Piotr Bogdanowicz participated in the International Public Procuremet Conference “New Public Procurement Law: Simpler and More Flexible?” held in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference was organized by COBALT Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Finance and Tartu University. More than 250 participants, including representatives of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Commission, academics, government officials and practitioners, discussed topics related to transposition of the 2014 directives. Roberto Caranta made a presentation on “Self-cleaning experience”, the title of Kirsi-Maria Halonen’s presentation was “Recent developments in Finland regarding policies within…

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    New Article on “The Application of the Principle of Proportionality to Modifications of Public Contracts” by Professor Bogdanowicz

    We are happy to inform that a new article was published by Professor Piotr Bogdanowicz on The Application of the Principle of Proportionality to Modifications of Public Contracts. The article was published in the European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, Volume 11 (2016), Issue 3, pages 194-204. The article is available here.

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    Brussels July 13rd, Alex Brenninkmeijer presented

    The European Court of Auditors -ECA Special report no 17/2016: The EU institutions can do more to facilitate access to their public procurement. EPLG and ECA Stakeholders and Experts Group on Public Procurement members roberto caranta and Albert Sanchez Graells take part into a very lively debate. Report available at http://www.eca.europa.eu/en/Pages/DocItem.aspx?did=37137