Public Procurement in the EU: A Practitioners Guide

Hardcover | March 22, 2007

byPeter Trepte

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This is a commentary on the two new EC Directives on public procurement, which are due to be implemented and in force by January 2006, together with practical guidance upon their application and implementation in national law. The author offers a clear and precise explanation of the meaningand significance of the rules and identifies and discusses the problem areas in understandable terms. A new feature of the second edition is that it covers all procurement rules relating to the institutions of the EC itself, for example rules relating to procurement by the EC Commission or EuropeanDevelopment Fund. The author is a recognized expert in this field, bringing to bear experience both in private practice and as an adviser to governments and public bodies to provide an essential reference guide for all who operate in this field.The book is based on the provisions of the Directives themselves and, as such, sets out the minimum requirements that must be followed by each member state in the process of transposition. Whilst it considers the EU objectives of procurement regulation and the interpretations provided by theEuropean Court, its primary purpose is to explain the effects of the EC rules in the context of real world procurement practices and procedures. The book takes into account the latest amendments brought about by the EC Directives of 2004, including: the consolidation of the Directives to introduce amore sequenced logic; the significant improvements and amendments brought about by both Directives: the introduction of new procedures; the introduction of electronic procurement (including specific provisions relating to dynamic purchasing systems and electronic auctions); the permissibility of theapplication of social and environmental policies and the applicable conditions as well as the amendments to the utilities sector Directive in respect of its scope (coverage of telecommunications removed and postal services added); the new general escape mechanisms for competitive markets and thesignificant changes to the affiliated undertakings. The book also covers the other EC procurement rules which apply to funded contracts and contracts benefiting third countries.

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This is a commentary on the two new EC Directives on public procurement, which are due to be implemented and in force by January 2006, together with practical guidance upon their application and implementation in national law. The author offers a clear and precise explanation of the meaningand significance of the rules and identifies a...

Peter Trepte is a barrister, working from London. He specialises in public procurement law and competition law. In the case of regulated procurement, he advises and represents public and private sector clients on the impact of national and EC procurement rules as well as on the application of the WTO Agreement on Government Procureme...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:776 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.77 inPublished:March 22, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199286914

ISBN - 13:9780199286911

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Identifying the Contracting Parties3. Contracting Parties in the Utilities Sector4. Defining the Contracts5. Specifying the Purchaser's Requirements6. Selecting Economic Operators7. Contract Award Procedures8. Procedural Requirements9. Implementation and Enforcement10. Procurement under the "Practical Guide"