• 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.

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    New book! Modernising Public Procurement. The Approach of EU Member States

    Modernising Public Procurement. The Approach of EU Member States, a new book with contributions by many EPLG members, is on pre-order now! The book was edited by EPLG Members Steen Treumer and Mario Comba and it was published by Edward Elgar Publishing, in their European Procurement Law series edited by Steen Treumer and Roberto Caranta. It welcomes contributions by R. Ågren, P. Bogdanowicz, M. Burgi, R. Caranta, M. Comba, D. Dragos, P. Ferk, K. Härginen, F. Lichère, B. Neamtu, S. Richetto, A. Sanchez-Graells, M.A. Simovart, A. Sundstrand, S. Treumer, P. Valcárcel Fernández, D. Wolff. The book can be pre-ordered at https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/modernising-public-procurement, with an online 20% discount. Here is a flyer, available for circulation. Here…

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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.

  • 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.

  • Competitive Dialogue in EU Procurement

    Competitive dialogue is a procedure introduced into the EU procurement system in 2004 to provide an improved method for awarding complex contracts, such as those for public infrastructure and major IT systems. This book provides a critical examination of the legal rules on this new procedure, focusing in particular on grey areas such as availability of the procedure and the scope for negotiations after ‘final tenders’. With contribution by Steen Treumer, Martin Burgi, Pedro Telles, Gabriella Racca http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/law/european-law/competitive-dialogue-eu-procurement

  • 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…

  • Enforcement of the EU Public Procurement Rules

    The European procurement Law Series Vol. 3. The analysis provided in this book focus on the interpretation, implementation and practice in a range of Member States of the EU as enforcement mainly takes place at national level and on the recent changes introduced with Remedies Directive 2007/66. It also considers the correlation between the available remedies, whether the different national systems all are leading to effectiveness, enforcement of the public procurement rules outside of the Public Procurement Directives and includes a general comparative study of the national enforcement regimes.

  • The In-House Providing in European Law

    This book focuses on the distinction between in-house and ex-house providing. The consequence of categorising an arrangement as in-house is that it falls outside the scope of the European public procurement rules. The publication discusses the issue in a broader perspective and looks into the interpretation, implementation and practice in a range of Member States.