International expert meeting 'Optimising public interests by competitive tendering'
On Thursday 25 January 2018 (afternoon) and Friday 26 January 2018 (morning) a well-attended international expert meeting took place at VU University Amsterdam about 'Optimising Public Interests by Competitive Tendering'. This meeting was a follow up of the 'Scarcity and the State I and II' project. There were keynote presentations by professor Sue Arrowsmith (Nottingham) on government procurement, professor Jacobine van den Brink (Maastricht) on financial grants, professor Roberto Caranta (Turin) on government sales and professor Ferdinand Wollenschläger (Ausburg) on limited licences. On behalf of CPC professors Rianne Jacobs, Chris Jansen and Frank van Ommeren had a major input. During a subsequent national congress on the same topic on Friday 26 January 2018 (afternoon) professor Sue Arrowsmith also gave a keynote presentation.

CPC-delegation attended workshop network ‘Public Contracts in Legal Globalization’
A delegation of CPC – Chris Jansen, Pim Huisman, Frank van Ommeren and Sophie Prent – attended the annual workshop of the international network Public Contracts in Legal Globalization (PCLG) in Paris on 15 december 2017. Chris Jansen presented his draft questionnaire for the Dutch/Spanish project on the ‘Impact of competetive tendering on the execution of public contracts and concessions’.