Public Procurement Law and Practice Looseleaf

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By: Lee Digings, John Bennett

ISBN: 9780851219059

Latest Release: May 27, 2022

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd Subscriptions

Country of Publication: UK

Format: Looseleaf, 2 Volumes

Subscription Type: Annual Subscription

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Every public body contract of any magnitude will be subject to EC public procurement rules which apply from the time when the specification is being drawn up until the contract is finally awarded.


Failure to comply could mean being sued by an unsuccessful contractor or even being ordered to re-stage the procurement. EC Public Procurement: Law and Practice provides practical guidance on every aspect of the legislation:


Explains what needs to be done to comply with the EC rules

Includes full coverage of the complex rules affecting local authorities, public bodies, health authorities, NHS Trusts and utility companies

Sets out how the legislation applies, from drawing up specifications to awarding contracts

Separate chapters are devoted to works, supplies, services and Utility Directives

Reproduces source materials from the UK and the EC and includes a comprehensive array of statutory and other relevant sources

Reproduces the Common Procurement Vocabulary which is essential for the drawing up of all contracts

Covers the various forms of redress open to aggrieved contractors and the means by which the Community legislation can be enforced

Includes flow diagrams for ease

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Part 1 Introduction: the new world of public procurement, the purpose of the book

background and general principles - the economics of public procurement, development of a legal framework, GATT government procurement agreement beyond 1992

organizing for Europe - ten point plan.

Part 2 The Community rules: checklist for tendering

works - arrangement of the regulations, coverage, contract documents, procedures, selection, tender evaluation, information and record-keeping, legal background, guidance

supplies - arrangement of the regulations, coverage, contract documents, proceudres, selection, tender evaluation, information and record-keeping, legal background, guidance, problem areas

services - arrangement of the Directive, coverage, contract documents, selections, tender evaluation (art 36), information and record-keeping, legal background guidance, problem areas

utilities - arrangement of the directive, coverage, contract documents, procedures, approved lists, selection, tender evaluation (art 27), information and record-keeping, legal background, guidance, problem areas

common provisions - procedural requirements and definitions, developments in relating fields of community law.

Part 3 The constraints: enforcement of the rules - bringing an action before the UK courts, judicial review of administrative action, complaint to the ombudsman, action for the tort of breach of statutory duty, complaint of financial impropriety

compulsory competitive tender for the EC rules - dual coverage, tendering procedures, contract documents, timetabling, advertising, strategic decisions, selection of tenderers, tender evaluation, enforcement provisions

contract compliance and regional preference - regional preference schemes, contract compliance, restrictions imposed by UK law, restrictions imposed community law, the use of contract compliance.

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