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Public procurement: An overview of EU and national case law

The intersection of public procurement and competition law has been receiving increasing attention since I first wrote this foreword for the 2011 edition of this special issue of e-Competitions on public procurement [1] . As discussed in the second edition of this foreword [2], the 2014 revision of the EU Directives on public procurement resulted in the consolidation of the principle of competition in Art 18(1) of Directive 2014/24 whereby: ‘The design of the procurement shall not be made with the intention … of artificially narrowing competition. Competition shall be considered to be artificially narrowed where the design of the procurement is made with the intention of unduly favouring or disadvantaging certain economic operators.’ In my view, this has been a significant step-change in

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Albert Sánchez Graells, Public procurement: An overview of EU and national case law, 15 July 2015, e-Competitions Public procurement, Art. N° 73813

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