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Title: Impact of public procurement aggregation on competition: risks, rationale and justification for the rules in directive 2014/24
Authors: Sanchez Graells, Albert
Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio
First Published: 5-Dec-2014
Publisher: University of Leicester School of Law
Citation: University of Leicester School of Law Research Papers, 2014, 14 (35)
Abstract: This paper assesses the risks, rationale and justification for the rules on centralisation and aggregation of public procurement in Directive 2014/24. The paper explores the justifications advanced for the aggregation of purchasing and the countervailing risks it generates. In both cases, it focuses in economic and administrative aspects. It then proceeds to a summary overview of the new rules for the aggregation of public procurement in Directive 2014/24, and emphasises how the Directive is expressly recognising possibilities that clearly exceed the more modest approach in Directive 2004/18. Moving on, it then focusses on the potential justification for certain activities now permitted by the 2014 rules, and engages in a critical assessment of their competitive impact. The paper briefly highlights the far-reaching and not necessarily positive implications that a maximisation of the centralisation and aggregation possibilities under Directive 2014/24 could have, and proposes that strict competition law enforcement will be necessary to avoid undesired consequences. Some suggestions for further research are provided by way of conclusions.
Series/Report no.: University of Leicester School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series;
Links: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2534496
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/29341
Version: Post-print
Type: Report
Rights: This text may be downloaded for personal research purposes only. Any additional reproduction for other purposes, whether in hard copy o r electronically, requires the consent of the author(s). If cited or quoted, reference should be made to the following: A. Sànchez Graells, I. Herrera Anchustegui, Impact of public procurement aggregation on competition. Risks, rationale and justification for the rules in Directive 2014/24, University of Leicester School of Law Research Paper No. 14-35. © 2014 Albert Sànchez-Graells, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui.
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