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Sustainable Public Procurement under EU Law
New Perspectives on the State as Stakeholder

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Beate Sjåfjell, Anja Wiesbrock, Suzanne Kingston, Abby Semple, Roberto Caranta, Dacian C. Dragos, Bogdana Neamtu, Marta Andrecka, Sarah Schoenmaekers, Anna Beckers
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  • Date Published: December 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107129641

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  • This book examines the effectiveness of the modernisation of EU public procurement law in light of the overarching treaty goals on sustainability. Contributors expertly cover core issues of public procurement, including life cycle costing (LCC), eco- and fairtrade labels, the link to the subject matter (LtSM) requirement, the mandatory horizontal rule on environmental and social legal compliance, and framework agreements. Also explored are the balancing of economic and non-economic objectives implied in sustainable public procurement. The volume moves on to identify major unresolved issues in the use of sustainability considerations, and highlights challenges and possibilities for the national implementation due to take place in 2016. The book contributes to the dismantling of the compartmentalisation that underpins unsustainable policy decisions by discussing the interface of company law and public procurement law and the implication of the new rules on sustainable public procurement for sustainable companies, and specifically for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the modernisation of EU public procurement law from a sustainability perspective
    • Highlights the challenges and possibilities for the national implementation of the 2016 EU public procurement directives and gives advice to how the national legislators should use the discretion the directives give them
    • Identifies the major unresolved issues in sustainable public procurement, covering issues on the new EU provisions on sustainable public procurement and the implied balancing of economic and non-economic objectives
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107129641
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Why should public procurement be about sustainability? Beate Sjåfjell and Anja Wiesbrock
    2. The uneasy relationship between EU environmental and economic policies: the role of the Court of Justice Suzanne Kingston
    3. The link to the subject-matter: a glass ceiling for sustainable public contracts? Abby Semple
    4. Socially responsible public procurement: European value or national choice? Anja Wiesbrock
    5. Labels as enablers of sustainable public procurement Roberto Caranta
    6. Life cycle costing for sustainable public procurement in the European Union Dacian C. Dragos and Bogdana Neamtu
    7. Sustainable public procurement under framework agreements Marta Andrecka
    8. The role of SMEs in promoting sustainable procurement Sarah Schoenmaekers
    9. Sustainable public procurement as a driver for sustainable companies? The interface between company law and procurement law Beate Sjåfjell
    10. Using contracts to further sustainability? A contract law perspective on sustainable public procurement Anna Beckers
    11. Public procurement's potential for sustainability Anja Wiesbrock and Beate Sjåfjell.

  • Editors

    Beate Sjåfjell, Universitetet i Oslo
    Beate Sjåfjell is Professor Dr Juris at the University of Oslo. She is the head of the research group 'Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment' as well as of the European Law Network at the Faculty of Law in Oslo. She also chairs the international Sustainable Market Actors Network and coordinates European and international research projects on sustainability and business law.

    Anja Wiesbrock, Research Council of Norway
    Anja Wiesbrock is a Senior Advisor at the Research Council of Norway. She has previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oslo and as an Assistant Professor in EU Law at the University of Maastricht. She has published numerous articles on the different aspects of EU law, including state aid and the role of the environmental integration principle in public procurement.


    Beate Sjåfjell, Anja Wiesbrock, Suzanne Kingston, Abby Semple, Roberto Caranta, Dacian C. Dragos, Bogdana Neamtu, Marta Andrecka, Sarah Schoenmaekers, Anna Beckers

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