"EU Public Procurement Law" addresses one of the most important areas of European integration. With a magnitude approaching 1 trillion euros in supplies, works and services and representing almost 12 per cent of the European Union's GDP, public procurement regulation represents a key objective of the vision of the European Union in becoming the most competitive economy in the world by 2010. In this book, Christopher Bovis offers a clear and lucid assessment of the new public procurement legal framework and its interplay with policy within the European Union and the member states. The new regime is based on three principles: simplification, modernization and flexibility, and the book considers the new directives which are intended to simplify and modernize a regulatory regime that aims to gradually establish a public market in the European Union.The book exposes the instrumental role of the European Court of Justice in shaping many of the newly introduced concepts in public procurement regulation. Finally, the author provides for the most comprehensive taxonomy and codification of case law on public procurement.
This comprehensive overview of enforcement and compliance of public procurement at European and national levels will be of great interest to academic researchers and lawyers within the EU, USA, Canada and other continents. It will also appeal to postgraduate students in law, policy, and management, judges at the European Court of Justice and national courts, and policy makers at European, international and national levels.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction 2. The Development of a Public Procurement Framework 3. The Principles of Public Procurement Regulation 4. Public Sector Procurement 5. Advertisement and Publicity in Public Sector Procurement 6. Qualitative Selection in Public Sector Procurement 7. Public Contracts in Public Sector Procurement 8. Contracting Authorities in Public Sector Procurement 9. Award Procedures in Public Sector Procurement 10. Award Criteria in Public Sector Procurement 11. Utilities Procurement 12. Publicity and Advertisement in Utilities Procurement 13. Qualification and Qualitative Selection in Utilities Procurement 14. Award Procedures and Award Criteria in Utilities Procurement 15. Compliance with Public Procurement Rules 16. Enforcement of Public Procurement Rules 17. Public Procurement as a Policy Instrument Index