Law and Economics Approaches to Bid Rigging
- New Horizons in Competition Law and Economics series
Appendix 1: Europe – an overview of public procurement law
This chapter will give a general overview of the EU public procurement framework and serves as background information to this book. It focuses on EU law and not on the national regimes that exist in the EU Member States. Public procurement is generally understood as the entire process of the acquisition of goods, services, works and other supplies by the public service, which is usually executed by means of a contractual arrangement after public competition. Public procurement legislation seeks to establish rules and procedures in order to govern the way in which contracting authorities purchase. Thus particular importance rests upon the purpose and objective of such legislation.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.