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Complex Relations between EU Competition and Public Procurement Law
Complex Relations between EU Competition and Public Procurement Law

Author(s): Michal Petr
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Law on Economics, EU-Legislation
Published by: Právnická fakulta Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: bid rigging; competition law; public procurement; transparency;

Summary/Abstract: Both competition and public procurement law constitute complex and independent, but to a large extent “closed” areas of law, with limited interdisciplinary discussions. An exemption is represented by a specific form of cartel agreements, taking place in the tendering procedure and manipulating with its outcome; these agreement are known as bid rigging. The relationship between competition and public procurement law is nonetheless more complex. We will argue in this article that certain principles, characteristic and indisputably beneficial in one of these disciplines, may be counterproductive in the other unless a right balance in their implementation is struck.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 100-114
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English