Definition

Public procurement (also known as government procurement) (Ro.: achiziţie publică/ achiziţii publice, Fr.: achats publics, n.m./ marchés publics, n.m., Gr.: δημόσιος διαγωνισμός, Cz.: veřejné zakázky) (See also: contract awarding, European single market, public-private partnership, public tendering) = the acquisition of different goods, products or services by a public authority. It generally falls under a very strict set of norms and requires a specific form to be valid.

 

Useful links

Legislation

http://www.openforumeurope.org/openprocurement/open-procurement-library/Report_2013_1stSnapshot%20final3.pdf - OFE Procurement Monitoring Report 2013, EU [English] 

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2004:134:0114:0240:en:PDF - Directive 2004/18/EC, EU [English]

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/internal_market/businesses/public_procurement/index_en.htm - Public Procurement, EU [English]

http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/publicprocurement/index_en.htm - Public Procurement, EU [English]

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2006/5/contents/made - The Public Contracts Regulations 2006, England, Wales and Northern Ireland [English]

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2012/88/made - The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 [English]

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/12/contents - Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 [English]

https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+TOC02020000043000000000000 - Virginia Public Procurement Act, USA [English]

http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000000264576&dateTexte= - Decree 2006-975 on Public Procurement, France [French]

http://www.anrmap.ro/legislatie/ordonanta-de-urgenta-nr-342006-versiune-vigoare-forme-precedente-si-acte-normative-de-mod - Emergency Government Ordinance 34/2006 on Public Procurement, Romania [Romanian]

http://www.uzp.gov.pl/cmsws/page/?F;370 - Public Procurement Law and Secondary Legislation, Poland [English]

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/f-11/ - Financial Administration Act, Canada [English]

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-87-402/FullText.html - Government Contract Regulations, Canada [English]

http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/1992/en19921505.pdf - Public Procurement Act, Finland [English]

Case Law

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:62003CJ0231 - Case C-231/03, Consorzio Aziende Metano (Coname). v. Comune di Cingia de' Botti

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/showPdf.jsf?text=&docid=58083&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=lst&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=21571 - Case C-234/03, Contse SA and Others v. Instituto Nacional de Gestión Sanitaria

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:62000CO0059 - Case C-59/00, Bent Mousten Vestergaard v. Spøttrup Boligselskab

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/showPdf.jsf?text=&docid=60258&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=lst&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=301975 - Case C-458/03, Parking Brixen GmbH v. Gemeinde Brixen and Stadtwerke Brixen AG

Organisations and associations

http://www.publicprocurementnetwork.org/ - European Public Procurement Network (EU)

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/PROJECTS/PROCUREMENT/0,,contentMDK:20109646~pagePK:84269~piPK:60001558~theSitePK:84266,00.html – Public Procurement, World Bank Group

http://www.unep.org/10yfp/Programmes/ProgrammeConsultationandCurrentStatus/Sustainablepublicprocurement/tabid/106267/Default.aspx - Sustainable Public Procurement Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

http://www.oecd.org/corruption/ethics/integrityinpublicprocurement.htm - Public Procurement, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 

http://www.planpublicprocurement.org/main/ - Procurement Law Academic Network 

http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/gproc_e/gproc_e.htm - WTO and government procurement, World Trade Organization 

Online Publications

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pprg/documentsarchive/asialinkmaterials/eupublicprocurementlawintroduction.pdf - EU Public Procurement Law: an introduction, EU Asia Inter University Network for Teaching and Research in Public Procurement Regulation

http://www.nispa.org/files/conferences/2007/papers/200704061222250.PaveL-BebLava_-_Nispa_2007.pdf - Pavel, Jan, Sicakova-Beblava, Emilia, Transparency and Openness of Public Procurement Market – Case of the Czech and Slovak Republic

http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/publicprocurement/docs/modernising_rules/executive-summary_en.pdf - EU public procurement legislation: delivering results. Summary of evaluation report

http://www.out-law.com/page-5964 - Public procurement law: the basics, Out-Law

Publications

Arrowsmith et al., 2000, Regulating Public Procurement. National and International Perspectives, The Hague, Kluwer Law International

Bovis, C.H., 2012, EU Public Procurement Law, 2nd edition, Chelteham, Edward Edgar Publishing Ltd.

Knight et al., 2007, Public Procurement: International Cases and Commentary, New York, Routledge

 

By Alexandra Mureșan