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EU Public Procurement Law

Second Edition Christopher H. Bovis, FRSA Professor of International Business Law, Faculty of Business Law and Politics, University of Hull, UK
In this fully revised and updated edition, Christopher Bovis provides a detailed, critical, concise and accessible overview of the public procurement legal framework and its interaction with policies within the European Union and the Member States.
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 841 1
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Publication Date: 2013
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  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
In this fully revised and updated edition, Christopher Bovis provides a detailed, critical, concise and accessible overview of the public procurement legal framework and its interaction with policies within the European Union and the Member States.

Public procurement represents an essential part of the Single Market project, launched by European Institutions in 2011. Its regulation will insert competition and transparency in the market and be a safeguard to the attainment of fundamental principles of the Treaties. This book demonstrates the impact of the relevant Directives on Member States through the development of the case law of the European Court of Justice and assesses the judicial review of public contracts at national level. It positions public procurement at the centre of the legal and policy debate surrounding the delivery of public services and the advancement of competitiveness and industrial policy in the EU. The book highlights the pivotal role of public procurement for the Europe 2020 Growth Strategy.

Demonstrating the concepts and principles of public procurement, this comprehensive book will have a strong appeal to academic researchers, lawyers, judges, practitioners, and policymakers at the European, international and national levels as well as students of law, policy and management.
‘The Second Edition of EU Public Procurement Law provides a comprehensive view of the policies, legislation and cases that define this area of law. Written from a pan-European perspective, it will be a useful guide for students and practitioners alike. As well as describing the public contracts, utilities and remedies directives, this work details the European cases that have shaped the law and the relationship between procurement law and other forms of regulation such as state aid. Of particular interest to the practitioner, there are specific sections on remedies, evaluation criteria and different forms of procurement such as services concessions, public–private partnerships and public–public partnerships.’
– Hazel Grant, Partner, Bristows, London, UK

Acclaim for first edition:

‘This book will serve as an essential resource for anyone interested in the legal regime of public procurement. It offers a comprehensive and topical analysis of EU law and its interaction with national law and policies in an area of growing economic importance.’
– Ruth Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Public Procurement and the Single Market 2. The Legal Framework of Public Sector Procurement 3. The Legal Framework of Utilities Procurement 4. Redress and Remedies in Public Procurement 5. The Doctrines and Principles of Public Procurement 6. The Notion of Contracting Authorities 7. The Notion of Public Contracts 8. The Award of Public Procurement Contracts 9. Procurement and Partnerships Conclusion Index