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European Procurement Law Series

Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions in the EU

In view of the fact that public infrastructure, health and other services are being more consistently delivered through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and concessions; this timely book explores these complex contractual arrangements involving cooperation between public and private sectors. It considers that PPPs have become increasingly prevalent following the financial crisis and examines the applicable legal regimes that are still, to a large extent, unclear to many.

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.    

Modernising Public Procurement. The Approach of EU Member States

This topical book offers an in-depth analysis of the recent implementation of the Public Procurement Directive, based on the experiences of 12 Member States including France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The contributions from first-class public procurement law experts offer an informed and comparative analysis of the recent implementation of the Public Procurement Directive, as well as focusing on so-called gold-plating (overimplementation) and issues where the legality of the implemented legislation is questionable.

Qualification, Selection and Exclusion in EU Procurement

Qualification featured prominently in numerous public procurement disputes in the EU as it is of crucial importance to the outcome of EU tender procedures. This volume supplements the previous volume in the Series on the award phase. The book also considers the implications of the new Public Sector Directive 2014/24/EU with regard to the qualification phase, and provides an analysis of the implementation of the new Directive in a range of Member States. The publication is unique as it is based on a comparative approach covering diversified national approaches to EU public procurement law.

Modernising Public Procurement: The New Directive

The recently approved Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU has brought a major overhaul to EU law and made significant changes to the obligations of contracting authorities in the Member States. Concurrently, the new directive has introduced some measures of flexibility and important new requirements. This book focuses on the essence of these changes, starting with the definition of a public procurement contract to end with changes to concluded contracts. In between many very important aspects of the reform are analysed, including the new rules on in house and public-public partnerships, on qualification, on the new and more flexible award procedures, including those aimed at fostering innovation. Specific attention is also paid to the new emphasis on strategic procurement, including to the benefit of SMEs, and to the renewed efforts to exploit e-procurement and aggregated purchasing.

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