Edited by Grith S. Ølykke and Albert Sanchez-Graells
Using an innovative ‘law and political science’ methodology, this timely book carries out a critical assessment of the reform of the EU public procurement rules. It provides a rich account of the policy directions and the spaces for national regulatory decisions in the transposition of the 2014 Public Procurement Package, as well as areas of uncertainty and indications on how to interpret the rules in order to make them operational in practice.
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- Reformation or Deformation of the EU Public Procurement Rules
- Chapter 1: The EU legislative process. An introduction from a political science perspective
- Chapter 2: The evolution of EU public procurement rules and its interface with WTO: SME promotion and policy space
- Chapter 3: A deformed principle of competition? – the subjective drafting of Article 18(1) of Directive 2014/24
- Chapter 4: E-procurement between EU objectives and the implementation procedures in the Member States – Article 22(1) of the 2014 Directive
- Chapter 5: Division into lots and demand aggregation – extremes looking for the correct balance?
- Chapter 6: The provision on abnormally low tenders: a safeguard for fair competition?
- Chapter 7: A lost proposal in the 2014 Public Procurement Package: is there any life for the proposed public procurement oversight bodies?
- Chapter 8: The provision on services of general economic interest in the 2014 Directive – pure reiteration of the obvious?
- Chapter 9: Clarification or missed opportunity? The provision on framework agreements in the 2014 Directive
- Chapter 10: Requesting additional information – increase of flexibility and competition?
- Chapter 11: Exclusion and self-cleaning in Article 57: discretion at the expense of clarity and trade?
- Chapter 12: Modification of contracts during their term: principle or exception? – a view from the perspective of negative externalities
- Chapter 13: Subcontracting matters: Articles 43 and 71 of the 2014 Directive
- Chapter 14: The magic of five in the duration of concessions: refining corollaries in the Concessions Directive
- Chapter 15: Public goods, special rights and competitive markets: Right2Water and the utilities procurement regime
- Chapter 16: Under the political science magnifying glass: reformation or deformation of the EU public procurement rules in 2014?
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