Public Procurement Research Group at the University of Nottingham welcomes three visiting scholars: Martin-Retortillo (Spain), Rahman (Malaysia) and Quinot (South Africa)

Ms Maria Carmen Rodriguez Martin-Retortillo, Dr Nasarudin Abdul Rahman and Professor Geo Quinot are visiting the Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) at the School of Law, University of Nottingham (UK).

Ms Maria Carmen Rodriguez Martin-Retortillo is Lecturer at the University of A Coruña (Spain) and will be in residence until 24 July 2017.

Maria’s research project explores the post award (implementation) phase of public procurement, focusing on the rules that govern contract modifications. This forms part of a wider comparative project that analyses the post award phase of public procurement regulation in Spain, UK and USA.

Dr Nasarudin Abdul Rahman is Assistant Professor at the International Islamic University of Malaysia and will be in residence until 15 June 2017.

Nasarudin’s research project focuses on how to promote competition in the Malaysian public procurement regime. The research also aims to study and explore public procurement rules and practices in the UK and EU and what can Malaysia learn from the experience of these two regimes especially in increasing the role of competition in the Malaysian government procurement regime. Nasarudin is the author of the first book and only book on ‘Malaysia Competition Law’ published by Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuters.

Professor Geo Quinot is Professor of Law at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and Director of the African Procurement Law Unit. He will be in residence until 24 June 2017.

Geo is conducting research on a developmental framework for public procurement law. His research focuses on how public procurement law can be approached within the context of development and aims to bring together various strands under the notion of development that have impacted on recent reforms in procurement law internationally.