Call for papers

The Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata announce the launch of the 1st Interdisciplinary Procurement Symposium on Public Procurement.

The first edition will take place in Rome, June 6th and 7th, 2011 in the beautiful setting of the ancient Villa Mondragone, in the outskirts of Rome, during two days – each one subdivided into 2 themes, for a total of 4 themes.

Papers presented will be partly based on invitations (8 papers) of scholars and partly on the selection of another 8 papers submitted.

We encourage you to submit abstracts of papers on the 4 following themes only:

1. Competitive dialogue and contractual design fostering innovation and need analysis;

2. Separation of selection and award criteria, including exclusion of reputation indicators like references to experience, performance and CV’s from award criteria;

3. Retendering a contract for breach of procurement rules or changes to contract;

4. Set-asides for small and medium firms, as in the USA system with the Small Business Act that reserves shares of tenders to SMEs only.

Abstracts must be between 150 and 200 words. They should be sent , together with the CV of the proposer, by January 30th 2011, at