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Cost and EU Public Procurement Law Life-Cycle Costing for Sustainability

Edited By Marta Andhov, Roberto Caranta, Anja Wiesbrock Copyright 2020
    202 Pages
    by Routledge

    202 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Public institutions, companies and governments in the EU and around the world

    are increasingly engaging in sustainable public procurement – a broad concept

    that must consider the three pillars of economic equality, social welfare and public

    health and environmental responsibility when designing public tenders and

    finalizing government contracts.

    This book contributes to the development of life-cycle criteria tools and methodologies

    for public procurement in the EU. It collects both sector-crossing contributions

    analysing the most relevant theoretical and legal aspects, including

    both EU law and contract theory, and sector-specific contributions relating to

    some of the most important sustainable goods and services markets. The book

    starts with a chapter that discusses the different approaches to including sustainability

    considerations in buying decisions by both private and public purchasers,

    and then goes on to examine the EU law on LCC and how it is implemented

    in different Member States. These chapters address the challenges in balancing

    economic and sustainability objectives under EU internal market law. One

    chapter develops the analysis with specific reference to public-private partnership.

    Another chapter elaborates how multi-stakeholders’ cooperation is necessary to

    develop LCC, based on a case study of a lighting services procurement. Three

    sector-specific studies relating to social housing, textile and clothing and IT close

    the book.

    With contributors from a range of backgrounds including law, business, management,

    engineering and policy development, this interdisciplinary book provides

    the first comprehensive study on LCC within the framework of EU public

    procurement law.


    List of Contributors

    List of Abbreviations


    I. Editor’s Note

    II. Book Structure and Outline

    PART 1


    1. What Is Life-Cycle Costing?
    2. Jason J. Czarnezki and Steven Van Garsse

    3. The European Union Law of Life-Cycle Costing
    4. Marta Andhov, Roberto Caranta and Anja Wiesbrock

    5. Life-Cycle Costing in the Member States: Does the Tool Meet its Goals?
    6. Raquel Carvallo

    7. Life-Cycle Thinking and Public-Private Partnerships
    8. Steven Van Garsse

      PART II


    9. Moving to a Quintuple Helix Approach in SPP: Collaboration and LCC for Lighting Procurements
    10. Rodrigo Lozano, Sigrid Peterssen, Anette Jonsall, Camilla Niss, Björn Bergström

    11. LCC Criteria for Procurement of ICT Products and Services: the Need for Taking a Flexible Approach
    12. Raluca Suciu and Dacian Dragos

    13. The Role of Eco-labels in Creation of Life-Cycle Criteria: the Case of Textile and Clothing Products
    14. Malgorzata Koszewska

    15. Life-Cycle Costing Within the Construction Sector: a Tool for Social Housing?

    Deidre Halloran


    Marta Andhov is an Assistant Professor in public procurement at Faculty of

    Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Roberto Caranta is a Full Professor with the Law Department of the University

    of Turin, Italy.

    Anja Wiesbrock is a Senior Advisor at the Research Council of Norway.