In many legal systems, public contracts are paid insufficient attention to. This is caused by the fact that their legal position is rather unclear, particularly from the perspective of the distinction between public and private law. This also raises questions about the nature of the administrative legal relationship.
The Centre for Public Contract Law & Governance is an expert centre of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It focuses on government contracts, public procurement, distributing scarcity, public-private legal relationships, semi-public entities, and distribution of responsibilities on the market.