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Joint Public Procurement and Innovation. Lessons Across Borders

This book contributes to the development of life-cycle criteria tools and methodologies for public procurement in the EU. It collects both sector-crossing contributions analysing the most relevant theoretical and legal aspects, including both EU law and contract theory, and sector-specific contributions relating to some of the most important sustainable goods and services markets. The book starts with a chapter that discusses the different approaches to including sustainability considerations in buying decisions by both private and public purchasers, and then goes on to examine the EU law on LCC and how it is implemented in different Member States.

Cost and EU Public Procurement Law. Life-Cycle Costing for Sustainability

This book contributes to the development of life-cycle criteria tools and methodologies for public procurement in the EU. It collects both sector-crossing contributions analysing the most relevant theoretical and legal aspects, including both EU law and contract theory, and sector-specific contributions relating to some of the most important sustainable goods and services markets. The book starts with a chapter that discusses the different approaches to including sustainability considerations in buying decisions by both private and public purchasers, and then goes on to examine the EU law on LCC and how it is implemented in different Member States. These chapters address the challenges in balancing economic and sustainability objectives under EU internal market law. One chapter develops the analysis with specific reference to public-private partnership. Another chapter elaborates how multi-stakeholders’ cooperation is necessary to develop LCC, based on a case study of a lighting services procurement. Three sector-specific studies relating to social housing, textile and clothing and IT close the book.

Public Procurement and Aid Effectiveness. A Roadmap under Construction

This edited collection fills a significant gap in the literature by gathering contributions from the most prominent academics and practitioners of aid and procurement. It explores the economic, political and legal relationship between procurement and aid effectiveness in developing countries, and takes stock of current debates in the field.

Transparency in EU Procurements. Disclosure Within Public Procurement and During Contract Execution

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.    

Shaping EU Public Procurement Law: A Critical Analysis of the CJEU Case Law 2015–2017

What’s in this book:
The first part of the book offers a unique reflection on enduring themes in public procurement law such as the following and concludes with some thoughts on some of the salient aspects of this recent episode of silent reform of EU public procurement law through CJEU case law:

shaping of the scope of this regulatory regime;
development of tighter criteria for the exclusion of candidates and tenderers;
conduct of qualitative selection;
consolidation of the court’s previous approach to technical specifications;
new developments in tender evaluation;
inclusion of contract performance clauses with a social orientation; and
development of interpretive guidance concerning several aspects of the procurement remedies regime.
The second part of the book contains the essential excerpts of forty-one chronologically ordered judgments issued by the CJEU in the period 2015–2017, which have been selected because they raise either new issues or important matters of public procurement law. Each of the selected judgments is followed by an exhaustive and critical in-depth analysis, highlighting and providing insight into its legal and practical issues and consequences. An exhaustive subject index offers the reader quick and easy access to the case law treated in this book.

How this will help you:
This unique, well-reasoned book on judicial legislation in EU public procurement and concessions law is a ‘must-have’ reference work for judges and courts of all EU Member States and candidate countries and academics and legal professionals who are active in the field of procurement law. This book will also be valuable for law libraries and law schools across the world and for law students who focus their research and studies on EU law.

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