By Professor Sue Arrowsmith, Peter Kunzlik
In constructing public procurement coverage, governments are usually involved not just with price for cash but additionally with selling their social and environmental targets. despite the fact that, enforcing social and environmental necessities makes it tougher for a few providers to take part in public procurement. EC legislation therefore limits the power of nationwide governments to enforce such guidelines. yet how may still the stability be struck among those exchange issues and the will of nationwide governments to take advantage of procurement as a coverage device? and will the EC even harness Member States' procurement energy to EC-wide pursuits, resembling eco-friendly strength coverage? regardless of the hot provisions incorporated within the EC's new (2004) procurement directives, very important concerns stay unresolved. This quantity focusses on new concerns within the box, significantly the leading edge provisions within the new directives, new educational considering and parts ignored within the debate, reminiscent of the effect of EC legislations at the CSR regulations of non-public utilities.
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The EC is not, of course, in the same position as a Member State in this regard. The procurements with which this book is concerned involve the expenditure not of EC resources, but national resources. Nor is the EC the ‘ultimate purchaser’.
Cibinic and R. Nash, Formation of Government Contracts, 3rd edn (Washington, DC: George Washington University Law School, 1998), chapter 10. 3 below and chapter 12. Directive 2006/32/EC on Energy End-use Efﬁciency and Energy Services, OJ 2006 No. L114/64. 8 This book’s aim is not to provide a complete summary or critique, but rather to examine new developments and new thinking. In particular we are concerned to assess the implications of the new (2004) procurement directives and of new developments in jurisprudence; to examine issues so far neglected in the literature; and – in the case of state aids – to bring to an Englishspeaking audience discussions from elsewhere in the EC.
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