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The Public Law of Government Contracts

A.C.L. Davies


Contract plays a vitally important role in the delivery of public services today. Both central and local government make extensive use of private firms to provide facilities, goods, and services. Government contracts vary considerably from the relatively straightforward competitive procurement of office supplies to complex, long-term Private Finance Initiative or Public/Private Partnership arrangements in which the contractor researches and develops a new piece of military equipment, or builds and provides a fully serviced hospital over a thirty-year period. English law's traditional approach ... More

Keywords: constitutional law, administrative law, procurement, Private Finance Initiative, Public/Private Partnerships, public/private divide, judicial review, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199287390
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A.C.L. Davies, author
Fellow and Tutor in Law, Brasenose College, Oxford; Reader in Public Law, University of Oxford