IMCO to report on New Developments in Public Procurement
The EU Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) is currently preparing a report on New Developments in Public Procurement. It will, apparently be receiving written representations as well as holding a hearing in early 2010. Topics of concern include issues such as certainty and clarity in the current law, the current state of the law on intercommunal cooperation in light of recent case law, and particularly the application of social, environmental and fair trade criteria. On this last topic, the podcast recorded earlier this year of a conversation between Joshua Rozenberg, Paul Lasok QC and Michael Bowsher QC addresses some of the current hot issues.