Chris Jansen
Professor of Private Law and
Public Procurement Law


Frank van Ommeren
(program director)
Professor of Constitutional
and Administrative Law




Research Staff



Marleen Botman
Assistant Professor
European Administrative Law


Pim Huisman
Assistant Professor
Administrative Law




Rianne Jacobs
Professor of Legislation and
Regulation Regulation


Anne Kapteijn
PhD Candidate
Public procurement and DBFMO Contracts




Chantal Mahé
Assistant Professor
Private Law


Richard. Neerhof
Professor of Administrative Law,
Standardization and
Conformity Assessment




Sophie Prent
PhD Candidate
Tendering procedures and
law of obligations


Mandy van Rooij
PhD Candidate
Plural policing in the
semi-public domain




Jacobien Rutgers
Professor of European
Private Law


Martien Schaub
Assistant Professor
Private Law




Elies Steyger
Professor of European
Administrative Law


Jan Struiksma
Professor of Administrative Law
and Planning Law



Myrthe Vogel
PhD Candidate
Social Responsible Procurement






Associated researchers  


Sjoerd Bakker
Associate Professor at
University of Curaçao and
Assistant Professor at VU


Anja. van den Borne
Lawyer and Director at BornLegal
and PhD Candidate at VU
aan de VU




Marjolein Dieperink
Lawyer at Houthoff Buruma
Amsterdam and Assistant
Professor at VU


Niels Jak
Senior Professional Support Lawyer
at Stibbe and Assistant Professor at VU




Peter Kamminga
Associated Researcher
Harvard Law School (Program
on Negotiation) and Associate
Professor at VU


Rodriguo Miragaya
University of São Paulo (Brazil)
and Visiting PhD Researcher at VU (2015/16)




Songül Mutluer
Senior Procurement
Advisor Corvers Procurement 
and Researcher at VU


Hendrik Ploeger
Associate Professor Delft University of
Technology and Extraordinary Professor
at VU
goed aan de VU




Jon Schilder
Professor of Constitutional
and Administrative Law VU


Jochem Spaans
Lawyer at Allen & Overy and
Assistant Professor VU




Johan Wolswinkel
Associate Professor of Constitutional and
Administrative Law Tilburg University


Sjoerd Zijlstra
Professor of Constitutional and
Administrative Law VU


News and agenda

➢ International expert meeting 'Optimising public interests by competitive tendering'

On Thursday 25 January (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'.

➢ 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.

➢ CPC hosts international expert meeting at VU University Amsterdam about Competitive Tendering
On Thursday 25 Januari 2018 (afternoon) and Friday 26 January (morning) 2018 an international expert meeting will take place at VU University Amsterdam about 'Optimising Public Interests by Competitive Tendering'.

➢ CPC hosting Research Network Public Contracts in Legal Globalization

The Spring workshop of the Research Network Public Contracts in Legal Globalization (PCLG) will be hosted by CPC on 22 and 23 June 2017 at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. This workshop marks the launch of a new project of the Network: the impact of competitive tendering and its regulation on the formation and execution of public contracts and concessions.

➢ Masterclasses Public Procurement Law
As in previous years, VU Law Academy will organise in 2017 four masterclasses public procurement law (Masterclasses aanbestedingsrecht, only in Dutch) in close co-operation with CPC. These masterclasses will focus on topics that are currently under debate in public procurement practice. On May 17, the masterclass will be dedicated to ...

➢ IBR-chair Standardization and Conformity Assessment to CPC
The Dutch Institute for Construction Law (Instituut voor Bouwrecht, only in Dutch) provides the Law Faculty of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with € 25.000,- per annum for a period of five years, for the purpose of establishing a chair dedicated to Standardization and Conformity Assessment. This area is of great importance from the perspective of both administrative law in general and planning and construction law in particular...

➢ CPC contributes to government expert meeting on investigatory powers of municipal courts of audit
On December 5, 2016, CPC researchers Frank van Ommeren and Chris Jansen participated in an expert meeting organised by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. The meeting discussed whether municipal courts of audit have sufficient investigatory powers and whether legislation is needed as a means to deal with possible problems in this respect.

➢ Rianne Jacobs appointed professor of Legislation and Regulation
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has appointed Rianne Jacobs as honorary professor of Legislation and Regulation as of September 1, 2016. The Ministry of Security and Justice has helped establishing this endowed chair. Based on her experience as a legislation lawyer, Jacobs will investigate as CPC researcher issues regarding the transposition of public policy goals into legislation. Examples of such issues are: the implications of technological developments (digitalization) as well as Europeanization and globalization for legislation.

➢ University Research Chair granted to CPC researcher Jacobien Rutgers
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has appointed CPC researcher Jacobien Rutgers as full professor in the University Research Chair (URC) program as of January 1, 2017. VU University Research Chair (URC) is a selective and privileged appointment as full professor. The chair has been created to recognize ...

➢ International book project ‘Scarcity and the State’
CPC researcher Frank van Ommeren co-edited two books on the allocation of scarce public rights, in close co-operation with Paul Adriaanse (Leiden University), Willemien den Ouden (Leiden University) and Johan Wolswinkel ...


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