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Law of Public and Utilities Procurement Volume 1, The
Law of Public and Utilities Procurement Volume 1, The
Regulation in the EU and UK
3rd Edition, Volume 1
ISBN:  9780421966901
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  18 Sep 2014
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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This new edition of a work regarded as “the bible” on public procurement issues provides a detailed analysis of the legal and policy framework for procurement in the EU and UK. This Edition is in two Volumes. Volume 1 details the core public sector rules. Volume 2 covers more specialist areas such as e-procurement, utilities, concessions and defence, as well as specifications, social and environmental policies, remedies, Brexit and third countries.

This Volume:
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the scope of the public (“classic”) sector rules – which entities and contracts are covered
  • Includes step-by-step analysis of open and restricted procedures, competitive dialogue and competitive procedure with negotiation
  • Offers extensive analysis of “grey” areas of practical importance, such as post-tender negotiations and corrections to tenders
  • Deals in detail with framework agreements, including areas of legal difficulty
  • Explains the contract modification rules in detail
  • Covers a large volume of new case law on all subjects
  • Examines the extensive changes under the 2014 directives and related UK regulations


Contents: Volume 1:
The common law and statutory framework
EU procurement policy and its implementation in national law. Procurement under the TFEU
The public sector rules: who is a contracting authority?
The public sector rules: contracts covered
The public sector rules: open and restricted procedures
The public sector rules: negotiated procedure with a notice
The public sector rules: negotiated procedure without a notice
The public sector rules: competitive dialogue
Framework arrangements
The public sector rules: qualification
Information obligations

Volume 2:
The public sector rules: special procedures
The utilities rules: scope
The utilities rules: award procedures
The EU rules on specifications
Electronic procurement
Industrial, social and environmental concerns in public procurement
Third country relations
Remedies and enforcement
The public sector rules: information provisions
Defence and security procurement


Professor Sue Arrowsmith QC (Hon), BA (Oxon), D.Jur (Osgoode Hall), MCIPS, Professor Emerita, University of Nottingham.  She has written numerous publications on public procurement and is Editor of the Public Procurement Law Review.  Her work was recently formally recognised by the High Court as authoritative for the UK courts in interpreting the public procurement rules, and in 2019 she was awarded the title of QC (Honoris Causa) by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of her significant contribution to legal development.


“… the go-to text on EU public procurement rules ...” – The Law Society Gazette

“… an absolute point of reference in the field of public procurement … the system and analytical framework that it creates has withstood the passage of time ….The book is generally known as the bible of public procurement and it deserves such label.  [No other books] reach the level of advanced discussion, generality of content and academic depth of Arrowsmith’s ...” – Public Law
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