#4 Framework Agreements following Coopservice & Doing a PhD in Public Procurement


  1. What are framework agreements?
  2. Can non-signatories use framework agreements?
  3. What are some of the main challenges in regards to the values and volumes in framework Agreements?
  4. Can you change a member of a framework agreement?


  1. PhD in public procurement – What would we advise our younger selves?

In this episode of Bestek, we discuss framework agreements. Some would say a “ hot topic” of late, particularly following a CJEU judgment in case C-216/17, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato – Antitrust and Coopservice. We consider what changes to the interpretation of the law this judgment brought; the new challenges posed by this judgement; as well as some of the practicalities in operating framework agreements.

For the happy fun dessert time, we are ‘dishing’ about PhD in public procurement. Is there anything specific about doing a PhD in public procurement? What would be some advice that we would give to younger selves or our younger colleagues?

Let’s dish up public procurement law!


Willem Janssen & Marta Andhov

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You might also be interested in some of Marta’s published work on this subject:

If you are interested in a study of legal loopholes and uncertainties that occur during public procurement of framework agreements as a result of EU rules and national practices in Denmark and the United Kingdom see this article

If you are interested in an analysis of transparency issues in framework agreements, check out this article.

If you are interested in understanding more on framework agreements, their characteristics, and practices, see this article.

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