Latest publication from “European Procurement Law Series”

Centralising Public Procurement. The Approach of EU Member States

This timely book examines the ever-increasing prevalence of Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs), analysing their use and structure across different EU Member States. It argues that since CPBs are only partially regulated at EU level, their operations will depend on the legislation of the individual Member States and more importantly on the States’ distinct practices and traditions. Comparative contributions consider the legal nature and structures of CPBs across 12 Member States and the UK.  

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Latest Publication by EPL Group Members

Les principes des contrats publics en Europe / Principles of public contracts in Europe

The 1st edition of the book “Les principes des contrats publics en Europe / Principles of public contracts in Europe” has been published in March 2022 by Larcier Publisher. EPLG member Patricia Valcárcel Fernández co-edited the volume, with contributions by EPLG members Carina Risvig Hamer, Gabriella M. Racca and Roberto Caranta. This in-depth and bilingual (English / Français) international study, based on a five years research, contains a clear overview and an exhaustive inquiry of diversity of use of principles in the award and performance of public contracts. Based on a common methodology, this volume combines sources of international law, EU law (directives on public procurement and ECJ’S case law) as well as several national laws (Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania Slovenia, Spain, UK). By grasping these sources underlying the implementation of principles, this volume is a groundbreaking contribution for understanding legal pluralism in the field of public contracts.

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Other Works

Sustainable Public Procurement of Infrastructure and Human Rights: Beyond Building Green

Co-edited by Olga Martin-Ortega, Professor of International Law and Director of the Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group (BHRE) at the School of Law, University of Greenwich and Laura Treviño-Lozano, Early Stage Researcher of Sapiens Network and PhD candidate at University of Greenwich, this innovative book addresses the links between sustainability and human rights in the context of infrastructure projects and uncovers the human rights gap in every stage of public procurement processes to deliver on infrastructure assets or services. Developing more inclusive approaches to infrastructure that address rightsholders and stakeholders – including communities, workers, service users, and particularly women – this book will be a thought-provoking resource for scholars and students, as well as for human rights lawyers, advocates and policy makers alike.

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