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Past conferences

8th Public Procurement Research Students Conference, 20-21 September 2018

The Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) at the University of Nottingham (UK) held the 8th Public Procurement Research Students Conference on 20-21 September 2018.

This conference was aimed at research students of all levels, not only in law but also in any discipline whose research touches on issues affecting procurement regulation in a broad sense. PhD students had the opportunity to meet fellow academics from all around the world, and receive some input on their papers by academic staff of the PPRG and other invited academics.

7th Public Procurement Research Students' Conference, 8-9 September 2016

Venue: School of Law, The University of Nottingham

This conference was aimed at research students of all levels, not only in law but also in any discipline whose research touches on issues affecting procurement regulation in a broad sense. PhD students had the opportunity to meet fellow academics from all around the world, and receive some input on their papers by academic staff of the PPRG and other invited academics.

Conf-Photo20146th Public Procurement Research Students' Conference, 28-29 April 2014

Venue: School of Law, The University of Nottingham

The PPRG has hosted another conference where 16 research students had the chance to present their research projects on public procurement and to meet fellow researchers from all over Europe and as far away as South Africa.

Discussants comprised Dr Andrea Sundstrand (Stockholm University, Sweden), Professor Peter Kunzlik (University of East Anglia, UK), Professor John Linarelli (Swansea University, UK), Dr Albert Sanchez Graells (University of Leicester, UK), Dr Mari Ann Simovart (University of Tartu, Estonia), Professor Martin Trybus (University of Birmingham, UK), as well as the academic staff of the PPRG. 

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Below is a list of the papers presented at this conference (some can be downloaded):

  • ANDREA USAI (Universities of Bologna and Strasbourg) - The impact of public procurement principles on services provided for on areas belonging to the public domain: Still a "grey zone" in search for legal certainty
  • LUKASZ JAROKI (University of Bialystok, Poland) - Innovation and efficiency in public procurement: From measurement of public institution’s quality to private company performance ( download)
  • ANNALISA ASCHIERI (University of Turin, Italy) - Non-financial benefits: Another reason to foster the promotion of PPPs as a viable alternative for public service delivery ( download)
  • RICHO ANDI WIBOWO (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) - Good governance as a conceptual framework to address the discussion of Public Private distinction in public procurement ( download)
  • KIRSI-MARIA HALONEN (University of Turku, Finland) - The liability of contracting authority for infringement of public procurement law leading to contract's ineffectiveness under Finnish law
  • ROBERT MOLDÉN (University of Lund, Sweden) - Towards enhanced interaction between public procurement and competition law: Some proposals from a Swedish perspective ( download)
  • KATIE SMITH (University of Nottingham, UK) - Contract adjustments and public procurement: An analysis of the law and its application ( download)
  • XAVIER CODINA GARCIA-ANDRADE (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) - Renegotiating a public contract: A framework for analysis
  • VERA NDRECAJ (University of South Wales, UK) - Public sector procurement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and the need for change
  • FRED BORSON (University of Nottingham, UK) - Implications of multiple procurement regimes: A case study of Ghana and the specific issue of correction of errors in tenders ( download)
  • ANNIKA ENGELBERT (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) - Administrative review systems in public procurement and their potential for anti-corruption impact: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in a comparative perspective ( download)
  • WILLARD T MUGADZA (North-West University, South Africa) - Dependency of "independent" anti-corruption agencies and fighting corruption in public procurement: The case of South Africa
  • EWA SUWARA (Institute of Legal Studies, Poland) - Regulating defence and security related procurement in weak states: A failure or a success?
  • ALESSANDRA DE ANGELIS (University of Nottingham, UK) - Competing policy frames at the heart of the European defence establishment and their impact on the process of European integration in defence procurement
  • TIM BRUYNINCKX (European University Institute, Italy) - A free choice between the open and restricted procedure? A look from a transaction cost economics perspective
  • JAN SOUDEK (Charles University, Czech Republic) - Public procurement of homogeneous goods: An empirical study

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PhD-Conf-Photo5th Public Procurement PhD conference, 12-13 September 2011

Venue: School of Law, The University of Nottingham

The PPRG has provided another opportunity for more than two dozen PhD students from all around the world to present their research at the fifth Research Students' Conference on Public Procurement.

Discussants' comments and other input were provided byDr Albert Sánchez Graells (University of Hull),Dr Sylvia de Mars (Newcastle University),Dr Pedro Telles and Dr Ama Eyo (both from Bangor University), as well as by the PPRG members Professor Sue Arrowsmith, Dr Ping Wang and Dr Aris Georgopoulos.

Funding for the event was provided through the generous funds given by the Group’s sponsors, Achilles Information and Bevan Brittan LLP.

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Below is a list of the papers presented at this conference.

  • Mehmet Bedii Kaya, "The correlation between public procurement and development: the case of Turkey"
  • Dr Baudouin Heuninckx, "How an Analysis of the Procurement Rules of International Organisations can lead to Improvements of European Union Public Procurement Law"
  • Zeija Flavian, "Public-private partnership corruption in corporate governance: Directors’ behavior in public procurement in Uganda"
  • Andrea Sunstrand, "Public procurement: the third regime"
  • Carina Risvig Hansen, "Cross-border interest"
  • Simone Terbrack, "The principle of transparency in the law of public procurement with an emphasis on the hierarchy of the procedures"
  • Irena Georgieva, "Transparency – origination: the Bulgarian approach"
  • Pierre Bourdon, "Essay on the public procurement law principle(s)"
  • Matteo Pignatti, "Aggregate models of public procurement"
  • Paula Faustino, "Public Procurement Award Criteria in the EU Member States: A Comparative Case Study"
  • Serbon Filipon, "Framework Agreements, Qualification Systems and Supplier Lists"
  • Dr Juhász Ágnes, "Invalidity of public procurement contract in the Hungarian law"
  • Hanna Schebesta, "EU Law Requirements on Damages for Breaches of Public Procurement Law"
  • Dr Mircea Valentin Cârlan, "The analysis of the legal responsibility regulated by Government Ordinance no 79/2003 regarding the control and recovery of the community funds and the related national co-financing funds inadequately spent, modified and completed"
  • Maria Corvaglia, "Labour Standards in Public Procurement in the light of the GPA and WB guidelines"
  • Erik Sandin, "The use of environmental criteria in public procurement and the internal market of the EU"
  • Luke Butler, "Considering the External Implications of Internal European Defence Procurement Regulation: The Practice of ‘Offsets’"
  • Georgios Sampanis, "A first approach on the provisions of the Directive 2009/81/EC regarding subcontracting"
  • Robert Ågren, "A research design for investigating competitive dialogue as a tool for reducing risk premiums in the construction industry"
  • Richard Craven, "Procurement procedures under PFI: the operation of the new legal framework"
  • Angela Vodden, "Material changes: how many?"
  • Marta Andrecka, "The Institutionalized Public Private Partnership as a mixed contract"

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4th Public Procurement PhD conference, 7-8 September 2009

Venue: School of Law, The University of Nottingham

More than 25 PhD researchers from all over Europe and as far afield as Brazil presented their work at the fourth Research Students' Conference on Public Procurement hosted by the PPRG earlier this month, reflecting the enormous an increasing interest in public procurement regulation as a subject of academic research.

Discussants’ comments and other input were provided by Professor Peter Kunzlik (City University), Professor Geo Quinot (University of Stellenbosch), Dario Casalini (University of Turin) as well as by academic staff of the PPRG. Comments and discussion covered issues of both methodology and substance, providing many delegates with useful feedback for focusing or progressing their work.

Funding for the event was provided through the generous funds given by the Group’s sponsors, Achilles Information, Bevan Brittan LLP and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

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Below, some of the papers presented at the conference can be downloaded.

 

PhDConf20073rd Public Procurement PhD conference, 21-22 June 2007

Venue: School of Law, The University of Nottingham

On 21-22 June the Public Procurement Research Group in the School of Law hosted a highly successful conference for PhD students undertaking research on aspects of public procurement regulation. 17 researchers from all over Europe and as far as South Africa made presentations of their work, based on short papers submitted in advance.

Papers covered a wide range of topics, ranging from specific practical issues, such as electronic auctions and competitive dialogue under the new EC directives, to more general perspectives, such as use of soft law in procurement trade agreements, and the use of public/private law concepts to address problems of state contracting. Whilst most delegates were working within Law Schools, several came from other disciplines, such as social policy and economics, and projects involved a range of research methods, including qualitative and quantitative studies on the impact of legal regulation, as well as doctrinal legal research. Discussants’ comments were provided by academic staff of the PPRG and other invited academics, with session finishing with a general discussion. Comments and discussion covered issues of both methodology and substance, providing many delegates with useful feedback for focusing or progressing their work.

Funding for the event was provided through the generous funds given by the Group’s sponsors, Achilles Information and Bevan Brittan LLP.

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  • Ama Eyo, The EC Rules on Electronic Auctions: Scope and Adequacy of the Rules [ Full text available]
  • Baudouin Heuninckx, Defence Procurement Law in Europe The Role of International Organisations [ Full text available]
  • Lili Jiang, An Evaluation of Soft Law as a Method to Regulate Public Procurement from a Trade Perspective [ Full text available]
  • Ruth Losch, Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedure in the Public Sector Directive [ Full text available]
  • Erik Marschner, Contract and adaptation of Contracts in the European Public Procurement Law – A comparative study on the German and English Law of Public Procurement [ Full text available]
  • Ksenija Matan Jelić, Public Procurement System in Republic Croatia with Special Emphasis on Utility Sector [ Full text available]
  • Geo Quinot, The judicial approach to the common law regulation of state contracting in South Africa
  • João Álvaro Poças Santos, Electronic public procurement and the European internal market
  • Markus Schedlberger, The Choice of Procurement Procedures by the Public Employment Service in Austria - The Case of Vocational Training Measures
  • Josefin Sporrong, Selection criteria in public procurement of architectural and engineering services
  • Pedro Telles, Current state of affairs: competitive dialogue in Portugal
  • Asta Venckute, Incorporation of the European Union’s public procurement directives into Lithuanian national law and comparing it with the German, Dutch and other European countries’ public procurement systems
  • Kris Wauters, Preventive and judicial protection surrounding the award procedures of public contracts in Belgium, the Netherlands and France with the possible influence of the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice [ Full text available]
  • Sope Williams, Debarment as an anti-corruption tool in public procurement
  • Helmut Wirner, Remedies in Public Procurement [ Full text available]
  • Laura Zanettini, The Regulatory Space of Public Procurement: the issue of abnormally low tenders [ Full text available]
  • Xinglin Zhang, Chinese legislation on supplier review [ Full text available

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2nd Public Procurement Research Students' Conference, 19-20 June 2003 

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1st Public Procurement Research Students' Conference 13-14 September 1999

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