Centralising Public Procurement

Centralising Public Procurement – The Approach of EU Member States

Edited by Carina Risvig Hamer, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Mario Comba, Professor, University of Turin, Italy

The book examines the ever-increasing prevalence of Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs), analysing their use and structure across different EU Member States. It argues that since CPBs are only partially regulated at EU level, their operations will depend on the legislation of the individual Member States and more importantly on the States’ distinct practices and traditions. Comparative contributions consider the legal nature and structures of CPBs across 12 Member States and the UK.

The book is a part of the European Procurement Law series of the European Procurement Law Group.