Research Projects

Competition and the Public Buyer

13th January 2009

PhD Dissertation under preparation. The main goals of this research project are i) to describe the possible distortions of competition generated by public procurement rules and practices and to set an appropriate economic framework for their analysis, ii) to evaluate the current law and jurisprudence applicable to such public distortions of competition, and iii) to […]

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In-house procurement in Estonia

13th January 2009

Researched the provisions of the Estonian Public Procurement Act prior to its amendment in 2007 and after. Demonstrated non-conformity with the practice of the ECJ. New amendments of the PPA are in progress on the basis of the publication (Estonian language) summarizing the outcome of research. “Majasisese üksuse” erand riigihankeõiguses, Juridica, 2008, nr.3, lk.196-203

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Public Procurement Law in Africa: Resource Portal

9th January 2009

As part of the British Academy funded joint research project on Public Procurement Regulation in Southern Africa of the PPRG at Nottingham University (lead investigator Prof Sue Arrowsmith) and Proff Geo Quinot (Stellenbosch University) and Phoebe Bolton (University of the Western Cape), a website is currently being developed that will be housed on the University of Stellenbosch […]

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Update on Public Procurement Law in South Africa

9th January 2009

In 2008 a new section was added to Juta & Co’s quarterly electronic publication, Juta’s Quarterly Review of South African Law (“JQR”), dealing specifically with public procurement law and authored by prof Geo Quinot of Stellenbosch University. The purpose of this publication is to provide an update on legal developments in public procurement law in […]

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New Book Project: The Judicial Regulation of State Commercial Activity

9th January 2009

Prof Geo Quinot’s new book project, to be published in 2009 by South African publishers Juta & Co under the title The Judicial Regulation of State Commercial Activity, draws on research done for his doctoral thesis at Stellenbosch University. The book focuses on judicial approaches to the regulation of state commercial activity within the framework […]

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“Green” public procurement policies, climate change and international trade regulation

5th January 2009

Working title:   “Green” Public Procurement Policies and Climate Change Mitigation: an Assessment of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement This research examines the relationship between climate change law and policy and international trade regulation, with focus on government procurement. The research looks at the implication of “green” government procurement policies and practices used as […]

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Public Procurement Without Competition-When is Sole or Single Sourcing the Right Procurement Method?

5th January 2009

John Linarelli University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario California Given the regrettably too many armed conflicts and natural disasters that have occurred globally in the past half-decade or so, now is a good time to inquire about the nature of sole source procurement and in what circumstances it may or may not be successful […]

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E-Public Procurement in Nigeria: Some Lessons from EU

4th January 2009

Electronic Public Procurement in Nigeria: Some lessons from EU     The main thrust of the project is to analyse the lessons Nigeria may learn from the EU e-procurement law and Practice. The Public Procurement Bill was only recently signed into law on 4 June 2008. Before this time, there was no specialised federal or state law […]

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Remedies in Government Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of the Legal Position in Australia, Malay

3rd January 2009

PhD Research Topic – Remedies in Government Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of the Legal Position in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore In this study Rohana examines the approach taken by Malaysia in addressing challenges to government procurement. The study focuses on the possibility of applying public law remedies to regulate government procurement scheme in Malaysia. The […]

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The Future of National Policy in Government Procurement in ASEAN Countries

1st January 2009

This is a PhD research looking into the importance of national policy in ASEAN countries (either economically, politically and socially). Except Singapore, none of the countries are signatories to the WTO-GPA. Most of the countries in ASEAN are in developing stage, making it difficult to liberalise the area. However, the issue of transparency has always been the main […]

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