This project concerns the allocation of limited rights by the government, such as licences, concessions, subsidies, and contracts. The research aims at the identification and development of overall principles and rules applicable to any allocation of scarce rights. The research encompasses both national administrative law as well as European law and does also involve the analysis of economic aspects.

Researchers: Prof. dr. F.J. van Ommeren; Dr. C.J. Wolswinkel; Prof. dr. C.E.C. Jansen
Topic: Allocation of scarce rights by the government 
Approach:  General legal concepts and specific legal rules; European Union law and national law


Results
• Paul Adriaanse, Frank van Ommeren, Willemien den Ouden & Johan Wolswinkel, ‘The Allocation of Limited Rights by the Administration: A Quest for a General Legal Theory’, in: Paul Adriaanse, Frank van Ommeren, Willemien den Ouden & Johan Wolswinkel, (eds.) Scarcity and the State I. The Allocation of Limited Rights by the Administration, Antwerp - Oxford - Portland: Intersentia 2016, p. 3-25.
• Frank van Ommeren, ‘Challenges for the National Legislator: The Allocation of Limited Rights by the Administration’, in: P. Adriaanse, F.J. van Ommeren, W. den Ouden & C.J. Wolswinkel (Eds.), Scarcity and the State I. The Allocation of Limited Rights by the Administration, Antwerp - Oxford - Portland: Intersentia 2016, p. 73-91.
• Chris Jansen, ‘Allocation of Limited Rights from a European Public Procurement Law Perspective’, in P. Adriaanse, F.J. van Ommeren, W. den Ouden & C.J. Wolswinkel (Eds.), Scarcity and the State I. The Allocation of Limited Rights by the Administration, Antwerp - Oxford - Portland: Intersentia 2016, p. 239-275.
• M.M. van Es en C.J. Wolswinkel, ‘Tussen schaarste en open einde. Eisen aan de verlening van vergunningen met schaarse effecten’, Gemeentestem 2015, afl. 7422.
• C.J. Wolswinkel, ‘From public contracts to limited authorisations and vice versa. Exploring the EU Court’s corollary approach on award procedures’, Public Procurement Law Review 2015, 24(5), 137-163.
• C.J. Wolswinkel, ‘An allocation perspective to public law: limited public rights and beyond’, Law and Method, Recht en methode in onderzoek en onderwijs 2014-5.
• C.J. Wolswinkel, ‘Schaarse publiekrechtelijke rechten. Een algemeen leerstuk gerelativeerd’, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Bestuursrecht 2014-2/3, p. 58-66.
• C.J. Wolswinkel, ‘Schaarse vergunningen. Convergentie in de jurisprudentie?’, JBplus 2013-2, p. 62-80.




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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