A Practical Guide to Public Procurement

Paperback | April 26, 2016

byAbby Semple

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How can public contracts be used effectively to achieve the broader aims of government? Increasingly, emphasis is placed on strategic aspects of public procurement such as value for money, competition, environmental sustainability and social value. The 2014 EU procurement directives offer anew framework in which to pursue these objectives, significantly expanding upon the possibilities under earlier directives. They also represent an evolution in the scope of coverage of the rules, with concessions and certain forms of public-public cooperation being explicitly regulated for the firsttime, and social and other specific services now subject to a lighter regime. This book offers both an accessible introduction to the new directives and a critical assessment of their impact. Drawing upon a detailed understanding of the motivations for the reform process and the relevant case law of the Court of Justice, it is a valuable reference for public sectorpractitioners, lawyers and others with an interest in what the rules mean in practice. Each chapter includes analysis of the EU law applicable to different procurement activities-from pre-procurement and advertising to tender evaluation, contract management, and modifications to contracts. Detailedconsideration is given to the procedures available under the 2014 directives and how these can be used to achieve desired outcomes.Relevant cases from the Court of Justice, UK, and Irish courts are discussed throughout the text. Particular attention is given to the potential to further green, social, and economic development policies through procurement. The final chapter analyses the remedies regime as applied in the UK andIreland, drawing lessons regarding clarification of tenders, evaluation methods, and notification letters. The book contains practical examples and diagrams illustrating key points discussed in the text.

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How can public contracts be used effectively to achieve the broader aims of government? Increasingly, emphasis is placed on strategic aspects of public procurement such as value for money, competition, environmental sustainability and social value. The 2014 EU procurement directives offer anew framework in which to pursue these objecti...

Abby Semple, LL.B. (Dub) - University of London (Birkbeck College) and Public Procurement Analysis Consultant Editor Mark Cook, Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP has over 25 years' experience of advising on relationships between the public, private and not for profit sectors. He has specialised in the European Union public procu...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.65 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198716117

ISBN - 13:9780198716112

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Table of Contents

1. The Scope of Procurement under EU law2. Principles3. Procedures4. Specifications, Selection, and Award Criteria5. Contracts and Modifications to Contracts6. Value for Money7. Environmental and Social Responsibility8. Remedies and Implications for Practice