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The Public Law of Government Contracts

A.C.L. Davies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199287390
eISBN:
9780191713484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287390.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Contract plays a vitally important role in the delivery of public services today. Both central and local government make extensive use of private firms to provide facilities, goods, and services. ... More


A European Union with Teeth?

Jolyon Howorth

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Common wisdom has it that European disagreements over the American-led invasion of Iraq killed the prospects for a European defense and foreign policy—but the common wisdom is wrong. In recent years, ... More


The Chinese Software Industry

Ted Tschang and Lan Xue

in From Underdogs to Tigers: The Rise and Growth of the Software Industry in Brazil, China, India, Ireland, and Israel

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275601
eISBN:
9780191705823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275601.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The Chinese software industry offers a strong contrast to its Indian counterpart in terms of the role of the state and the choice of growth paths, and also in terms of language and business ... More


Corporate Technological Capabilities and the State: A Dynamic Historical Interaction

David M. Hart

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that the state, broadly construed, helps to construct corporate technological capabilities. Thus, the business-state interaction in the process of technological innovation must be ... More


Investment and the Channel Tunnell

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on railway investments. Topics discussed include investment promotion, reduced investment spending in 1990, the need for project management and procurement, and investments on ... More


Back to the Future: The Aircraft and IT Industries in Britain since 1945

Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores the development of two ‘high technology’ sectors of the British economy in the post-war period. The chapter is set against the context of the general debate over the relative ... More


Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Everybody fights about something or other and language is usually at the very center of the conflict. We use language as we fight our battles, but when the dispute is over what is said or how it was ... More


False Representation in a Government Contract: United States of America v. United Technologies Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A complex procurement process is used by corporations that try to secure business with government agencies. It involves cost or pricing data, vendor quotations, production methods, cost trends, ... More


Evolution of the Government Procurement Agreement Model and Procurement Linkages

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the original negotiations in the OECD that paved the way for the development of the GPA. These negotiations took place against a background of domestic use of procurement ... More


Changing Approaches to Procurement Linkages in the Community and Beyond

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter discusses the reasons for the increasing popularity of procurement linkages generally in some countries. Two significant developments since the early 1990s are identified that affected ... More


EC Public Procurement Law and Equality Linkages: Foundations for Interpretation

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the relationship between procurement linkages and the interpretation of existing EC law. It sets out the foundations for an interpretation of the procurement directives as they ... More


Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?: Military Procurement and Technology Development

Vernon W. Ruttan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188042
eISBN:
9780199783410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195188047.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Military and defense-related procurement has been an important source of technology development across a broad spectrum of industries that account for an important share of U.S. industrial ... More


Regulating Procurement: Understanding the Ends and Means of Public Procurement Regulation

Peter Trepte

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267751
eISBN:
9780191683350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267751.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Public procurement regulation is the body of law dealing with the way in which public authorities award contracts. Procurement by public bodies has implications for a number of areas of law, in ... More


Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Christopher McCrudden

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

Governments spend huge amounts of money buying goods and services from the private sector. How far should their spending power be affected by social policy? Arguments against the practice are often ... More


Competitive Procurement of Electricity

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the legal and policy provisions on the competitive procurement of electricity in India, which are one of the most important features of the Act. The salient features of the ... More


US‐led reconstruction amid US‐led occupation: Iraq

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter focuses on how economic reconstruction failed to become a peacebuilding factor in Iraq. Early proposals for privatization of the oil industry united Iraqis against efforts to disempower ... More


What is This Book About?

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of how government attempts to participate in the market but at the same time regulates it, by using its purchasing power to advance conceptions of social ... More


International and European Procurement Regulation

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter presents an introduction to the international and European procurement regimes. Topics discussed include the origins of international and European procurement regulation, the Government ... More


Set-asides in the United States and Canada

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter examines different schemes that link the award of contracts to programmes that advantage particular status groups that are considered to be economically disadvantaged by giving ... More


Procurement Linkages and the 1980s Reform of EC Procurement Regulation

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the approach taken to domestic procurement linkages during the first wave of European procurement reforms of the 1980s. It begins by examining the extent of equality-promoting ... More


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