#Trailer: No, we did not open a restaurant

  • What’s this new joint endeavour of ours?
  • Why should you listen (or why not!)?
  • What are our plans for the coming months?
  • What is the idea behind the English part of Bestek?

We are happy to announce: Bestek – the public procurement podcast!

Bestek is a podcast about public procurement law. It’s nerdy and – dare we say – fun.

It mimics conversations about this field of law that usually occur at the conference dinners after the formal parts of these events are over. We realized that perhaps the most intriguing public procurement conversations occur whilst having dinner and a glass of wine. We are even so bold to assume that others outside of the academic world might also be interested in those conversations.

This is how the idea for the English version of Bestek came about. Building on the success of the Dutch podcast ‘Bestek – de Aanbestedingspodcast’ hosted by WiIlem since January 2019, Bestek has now expanded with co-host Marta since April 2020 to create English episodes.

Marta and Willem recording the COVID-19 podcasts – May 2020

Our ambition is to serve you public procurement law discussions and debates in a light-hearted and at times nerdy form. Recent publications or ongoing research will provide the starting point of the discussion in each episode.  We might also reflect on current developments and challenges within the procurement law profession, academic life or some of the great foods and wines we have recently tasted.

In this Trailer, we explain why we did not open a restaurant, but in fact started a podcast on public procurement law, our love of food and our milestones and struggles in academic life.

Let’s dish up public procurement law!


Willem Janssen & Marta Andhov

Listen here:

– Spotify:  listen and follow here
– Apple Podcasts / Itunes:  [available soon]
– Stitcher: [available soon]
– Soundcloud:  listen and follow here

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