Research Projects

THE ECJ CASE LAW ON IN HOUSE PROVIDING AND THE LOCAL GOVERNEMENT POLICY IN EUROPEAN MEMBER STATES

31st December 2008

I’m starting a new project at the University of Glasgow.   In this project, I would like to analyse the case law of the Court of Justice on in house providing (Teckal e.a.).  I would like to examine the foundations of this case law and the different steps.  I will describe the legal framework which […]

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Preventive and judicial protection surrounding the award procedures of public contracts

31st December 2008

The Research Project took place at the University of Maastricht and was approved at the end of November.   Important to know is that research project is about public contract falling outside the scope of the public procurement directives.   The first part of the project was about the application of the principles of equality […]

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Public Private Partnership and procurement regulation

15th December 2008

  The procurement law research groups at CBS, Nottingham University and CUFE in China are writing a legal text book concerning Public Private Partnership and procurement regulation.   The purpose of the PPP text book is to analyse and describe the UNCITRAL, EU and Asian regulations concerning PPP. The PPP text book describes the background […]

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Abnormally low tenders in public procurement procedures

15th December 2008

  The aim of this Ph.D project is to specify the concept of an abnormally low tender. The traditional legal method is used and, in specific parts of the analysis, a law and economics perspective is applied. PhD-fellow Grith Ølykke, CBS    

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The distinction between selection and award criteria

12th December 2008

It is common knowledge to those familiar with the EC Public Procurement Law that you have to draw a fundamental distinction between the selection and award criteria. However, the distinction between selection and award criteria is not as straightforward as one might expect and recent case law from the European Court of Justice (C-532/06, Lianakis) […]

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The disqualification and exclusion of corrupt suppliers from public contracts

12th December 2008

This project is a comparative study of legislative provisions on the disqualification and exclusion of corrupt suppliers from public contracts in the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, the World Bank and South Africa. The project analyses and compares the approaches to disqualification and exclusion in these jurisdictions and highlights the problems that […]

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Defence Procurement Law in Europe: The Role of International Organisations

11th December 2008

Baudouin Heuninckx is undertaking this part-time research project, which is scheduled for completion in 2011-2013. It focuses on the law applicable to collaborative defence procurement in Europe. It aims to analyse the impact of European Union Law on the procurement rules of international organisations in the field of defence and the coherence of such rules […]

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The Assessment of Competitive Dialogue’s Impact both in Portugal and Spain

9th December 2008

PhD Research Topic: The Assessment of Competitive Dialogue’s Impact both in Portugal and Spain Pedro Telles, PPRG, University of Nottingham   Pedro’s project involves the assessment of competitive dialogue’s impact both in Portugal and Spain, encompassing a legal analysis of applicable national rules and qualitative research with agents involved in the competitive dialogue’s effective application on […]

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The Use of Soft law as a Method for Regulating Procurement from a Trade Perspective

9th December 2008

PhD Research Topic:The Use of Soft law as a Method for Regulating Procurement from a Trade Perspective Lili Jiang, PPRG, University of Nottingham   Lili’s research project involves evaluating the use of soft law as a method for regulating procurement from a trade perspective. By using a theoretical legal analysis of the use of soft […]

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Procurement procedures under the Private Finance Initiative:operation of the new legal framework

9th December 2008

PhD Research Topic: Procurement procedures under the Private Finance Initiative: the operation of the new legal framework Richard Craven, PPRG, University of Nottingham Richard’s project will investigate the application of the new ‘competitive dialogue’ procedure in the EC public procurement rules to projects tendered under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). The UK’s PFI refers to […]

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