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The Effects of Compulsory Competitive Tendering and European Law on Local Authorities

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ISBN13: 9789041198259
ISBN: 9041198253
Published: February 2001
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £130.00

Between 1980 and 2000, local authorities in the UK were required by the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, and later by the Local Government Acts of 1988 and 1992, to demonstrate competitiveness in procurement through a statutory Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) procedure regulated by the Secretary of State. Although CCT was abolished in January 2000, its intensive application over a 20-year period has left a lasting legacy in the conduct of local public procurement in the UK. In addition, the interaction of CCT and European law - in particular, that relating to public procurement and the transfer of undertakings - continues to have significance for local authorities throughout the EU. This book is the outcome of research into the effects of CCT on two English local authorities. Its detailed analysis examines the CCT legislation, the principal legal and practical issues that it raised both in the UK and for the EU, its effects on the two local authorities selected for study and the broader implications for local public procurement in general.

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Part One: The Legal Framework.
1. Blue-Collar CCT under the Local Government Act 1988.
2. CCT for Professional Services.
3. CCT for Construction and Maintenance Work under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980. Part Two: Legal and Practical Issues raised by CCT.
4. EC Public Procurement Law and its Implications for CCT.
5. CCT and the Limitation of Local Discretion in the Contract Tendering Process.
6. TUPE and its Implications for CCT. Part Three: Case Studies.
7. A Case Study: Resbrough Borough Council.
8. A Case Study: Greenbrough Borough Council. Part Four: Summary and Conclusions.
9. Summary and Conclusions. Appendix 1: Research Methodology for Case Studies. Appendix 2: Recent Developments. Bibliography. Index.