Public procurement in the European Union represents almost twelve per cent of the EU's GDP and is continuing to increase, having been identified as a key objective in the EU's aim to become the most competitive economy in the world by 2010. This book provides a one-stop shop, multi-disciplinary approach to public procurement and will be of use to academics and policy-makers. Providing its readers with practical description and analysis of the relevant policies, law and jurisprudence, the book also explores possible future trends in public procurement regulation.
Table of Contents
1. Public Procurement in the Common Market Context 2. The Structure of Public Procurement in the EU Member States 3. The Legal Framework and the Applicability of the Rules 4. Utilities Procurement 5. Defence Procurement 6. The Procurement of Public-Private Partnerships 7. Public Procurement and EU Enlargement 8. Public Procurement and the WTO 9. Conclusion
Christopher Bovis is Professor of Law and H.K. Bevan Chair in Law at the Law School of the University of Hull. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Public Private Partnerships Law Review, published by Lexxion, as well as Contributing Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Competition Law, published by Sweet and Maxwell with responsibilities for transport, telecommunications and public procurement.