Public Procurement Research Group

Books Published by PPRG Members

Authored books

Annamaria La Chimia and Peter Trepte, Public Procurement and Aid Effectiveness: a Roadmap under Construction (Hart Publishing, 2019).

This book is designed to fill the gap in the existing literature and provide an academic framework for consideration and discussion of the issues affecting public procurement and aid effectiveness. View information about the book launch

Sue Arrowsmith, The Law of Public and Utilties Procurement (Vols. 1 and 2), 3rd edn (Sweet and Maxwell, vol. 1 – 2014 and vol. 2 – 2018).

In early 2014 the EU adopted three new procurement directives. These introduced numerous and radical changes to the current rules, as well as regulating concession contracts fully for the first time. This edition of the work regarded as 'the bible' on procurement issues provides a detailed explanation of the legal and policy framework for procurement in the EU and UK, including full analysis of how the 2014 directives change the rules. This 3rd Edition is published in two Volumes: Volume 1 detailing the core public sector rules, and Volume 2 covering more specialist areas such as utilities and defence, as well as sustainability enforcement and remedies.

Baudouin Heuninckx, The Law of Collaborative Defence Procurement in the European Union (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

States increasingly cooperate to buy and support expensive defence equipment together. The management and legal aspects of those collaborative projects are particularly complex and neither well-documented nor well-understood. This unique book contains invaluable information for practitioners, policy-makers and academics aiming to analyse or improve the efficiency of those large projects.

Didier Batselé, Baudouin Heuninckx, Laure Mayaux and Alex Yerna, Réussir ses marches publics spécifiques (Larcier, 2016).

This book is a critical analysis of the Belgian law applicable to public procurement in the utilities sector and the law related to defence and security contracts, including comparative law aspects.

Annamaria La Chimia, Tied Aid and Development Aid Procurement in the Framework of EU and WTO Law: The Imperative for Change (Hart Publishing, 2014).

This book is the first legal treatment of tied aid and examines in detail the compatibility of tied aid with EU and WTO law. The workings of the aid projects and aid procurement systems of donor countries granting bilateral aid are fully examined through case studies from the UK, Italy, the EU and the US.

Geo Quinot and Sue Arrowsmith (Eds), Public Procurement Regulation in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Public procurement regulation in Africa is not widely researched. To address the shortage of scholarship in this area and to promote future research, this book analyses the law governing public procurement in a number of African systems and looks at key themes relevant to all African states.

Steven Van Garsse (Ed.), Baudouin Heuninckx, Matthias De Groot and Matthias Stinissen, Artikelsgewijze Commentaar Wetgeving Overheidsopdrachten Defensie en Veiligheid (Politeia, 2012)

This book is a commentary, article by article, and the only one available in Belgium, of the Belgian law on defence and security procurement.

Sue Arrowsmith and Robert D. Anderson (Eds.), The WTO Regime on Government Procurement: Challenge and Reform (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

This collection examines the issues and challenges that this raises for the GPA, as well as future prospects for addressing government procurement at a multilateral level.

Sue Arrowsmith, Reform of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement: Procurement Regulation for the 21st Century (West, 2010).

This book edited and co-authored by Sue Arrowsmith examines different approaches to regulating "new" issues in public procurement, focusing on those areas addressed in the current review of UNCITRAL's Model Law on procurement.

Hermann Pünder, Sue Arrowsmith and Hans-Joachim Prieß (Eds.), Self-Cleaning in Public Procurement Law (Nomos Verlagsges.Mbh, 2009).

This book examines the concept of self-cleaning and its application in public procurement systems through a study of a number of jurisdictions, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Israel and the USA.

Sue Arrowsmith and Peter Kunzlik (Eds.), Social and Environmental Policies in EC Procurement Law: New Directives and New Directions (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

This book focusses on new issues in social and environmental policies, notably the innovative provisions in the new directives, new academic thinking and areas neglected in the debate, such as the impact of EC law on the CSR policies of private utilities.

Helmut Wirner, Kommunale Wohnungsunternehmen als öffentliche Auftraggeber im Sinne der EG-Vergaberichtlinien (Frankfurt am Main, 2007)

The scope of the EC Public Procurement Directives and corresponding national implementing rules is determined by the definition of institutions that are committed to contracting authorities on the application of public procurement rules.

Peter Trepte, Public Procurement in the EU: A Practitioner's Guide, 2nd edn (Oxford University Press, 2006).

The book provides a straightforward and practical commentary on the 2004 public procurement directives. The third edition, in preparation, will focus on changes brought about by the 2014 directives and subsequent case law.

Stephen Bailey with Jones and Mowbray, Cases, Materials and Commentary on Administrative Law, 4th edn (Sweet and Maxwell, 2005)

Stephen Bailey with Jones and Mowbray. Cases, Materials and Commentary on Administrative Law, now in its fourth edition, provides the reader with an extensive collection of cases, statutes and government materials.

Peter Trepte, Regulating Procurement: Understanding the Ends and Means of Public Procurement Regulation (Oxford University Press, 2004).

As an antidote to the copy/paste tradition of procurement reform, this book seeks to explain the ‘why’ of procurement regulation and guide the reader through the building blocks of national procurement systems.

Sue Arrowsmith, Government Procurement in the WTO (Kluwer Law International, 2003).

This insightful and thoroughly researched study investigates the special sensitivities of government procurement that have left trade barriers largely intact and examines the past and current initiatives of the WTO to regulate this activity.

Sue Arrowsmith and Keith Hartley (Eds.) Public Procurement (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002).

This book brings together some of the main journal literature on public procurement regulation from a variety of disciplines, including economics, political science, business management and law, to provide a balanced and comprehensive overview of the subject which is accessible for readers from all disciplines. It includes articles that provide an overview of issues or a review of other literature, as well as more specialist pieces.

Sue Arrowsmith, John Linarelli and Don Wallace Jr., Regulating Public Procurement: National and International Perspectives (Kluwer Law International, 2000).

This book provides a critical and comparative analysis of all aspects of public procurement regulation. It draws both on international texts - notably the UNCITRAL Model Law and WTO Government Procurement Agreement - and on illustrative materials from a wide range of national jurisdictions.

Sue Arrowsmith, Civil Liability and Public Authorities (Earlsgate, 1992)

This work, dealing with financial claims against government, is set against the background of recent developments in the European Community. It covers in detail the rules governing the civil liability of public bodies, under both domestic law and the law of the EC.

Sue Arrowsmith, A Guide to the Procurement Cases of the Court of Justice (Earlsgate, 1992).

This guide sets out the role and functions of the European Court, drawing together all of the case law established by it which affects procurement. It goes on to summarize, explain and analyze each case in detail.

Edited collections

Aris Georgopoulos, Bernard Hoekman, and Petros C. Mavroidis (Eds.), The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation (Oxford University Press, 2017).

This edited collection is an interdisciplinary work that examines how international norms for government procurement are reflected in purchasing practices of states. It provides extensive cross-country information and focuses on national, regional, and international regimes for procurement. The book gives the emphasis on the policy lessons and implications that derive from the experience and evidence of the effects of procurement rules.

Sue Arrowsmith and Martin Trybus (Eds.), Public Procurement: the Continuing Revolution (Kluwer Law International, 2002).

This collection of essays edited by Professor Sue Arrowsmith offers 14 different views on the current status and trends in public procurement.

Sue Arrowsmith and Arwel Davies (Eds.), Public Procurement: Global Revolution (Kluwer Law International, 1998).

This collection of essays edited by Professor Sue Arrowsmith offers 14 different views on the current status and trends in public procurement.

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