• Contract Modifications in EU Procurement Law

    EPLG member Piotr Bogdanowicz, Associate Professor at Warsaw University and Counsel at Clifford Chance, Poland, published the book Contract Modifications in EU Procurement Law in the Elgar European Law and Practice series.  Contract Modifications in EU Procurement Law provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the process of contract modification under European Union (EU) procurement law. The book examines the origin of the regulations pertaining to modifications, the legal grounds for modification and limitations under current rules. In addition, the book outlines the legal effects of carrying out a modification breach under EU law. Key features of the book include: – an analysis of the criteria which must be…

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    Smart Public Procurement and Labour Standards – new book out (with 20% discount here)

    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…

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    EPLG Members Spoke at the Copenhagen University on May 4 and 5 🗓 🗺

    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.

  • The Application of the Principle of Proportionality to Modifications of Public Contracts

    The rules regarding modifications of public contracts were added to EU public procurement law in 2014 in order to clarify the conditions set forth by the relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. However, the provisions that were ultimately adopted are not quite black and white as one might think. One of the grey areas might be the application of the principle of proportionality to modifications of public contracts. New directives mention proportionality as a principle of “procurement”. This article presents a view that contracting authorities shall act in a proportionate manner also after the “procurement” decision has been made, i.e. when a contract…