Book launch: Sustainable Public Procurement under EU Law
Marta Andrecka, CEVIA, University of Copenhagen, will introduce the book and advance a forward-looking perspective on public procurement before introducing Alexandra Horváthová, CEVIA and Beata Faracik, Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business. This event is part of the conference "Life-cycle based Management and Reporting for Sustainable Business".
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). The book:
- 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