18 April 2011

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Commentary: “Decisive Boost In The Consolidation Of A Responsible Public Procurement. Green Contracts: From Ability To Obligation”

Title: Decisive Boost In The Consolidation Of A Responsible Public Procurement. Green Contracts: From Ability To Obligationpdf_e

Author: Patricia Valcárcel Fernández, Adjoint Doctor Professor of Administrative Law of University of Vigo

Reception date: March 28th, 2011

Acceptance date: April 4th, 2011

Abstract:

The concern about environmental protection is a target that has made its way into different policies and actions promoted by the EU. Community regulations enacted in order to gradually harmonize public procurement procedures have also followed this tendency. In any case, taking into account that the individuals included in EU law scope are the main consumers in the great internal market, the integration of environmental criteria into public procurement procedures will constitute one of the best ways to implement the environmental principle of prevention.