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Law of Public and Utilities Procurement,The

Law of Public and Utilities Procurement,The
3rd Edition, Volume 1&2
ISBN:  9780414083295
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  20 Nov 2020
Format:  eBook - ProView
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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.

Volume 1:
  • 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
Volume 2:
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of the regimes on concessions, utilities and defence/ security procurement
  • Provides in-depth analysis of the scope for green and social procurement
  • Explains the new rules on e-procurement, including on dynamic purchasing systems and e-catalogues
  • Contains detailed explanation of the rules on drafting specifications
  • Offers extensive analysis of remedies at national and EU level, including their application to framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems
  • Examines the options for regulation after Brexit, including their detailed impact in different areas of procurement policy (trade, award procedures, green and social procurement, and enforcement)
  • Covers extensive new case law on all subjects

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.

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