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II. The Law of Public Procurement
(9,470 words)

Volume VII: Contracts in General | Chapter 4 (1982): Public Contracts

Completed in April 1972

Colin C. Turpin

A. The Regulation of Procurement

10. Introduction. – The manifold functions assumed by the government of a modern state have enormously increased the volume and diversity of goods and services which the administration requires in order to perform its tasks. In western countries most of the requirements of the administration are supplied by private industrial and comme…

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Colin C. Turpin, “II. The Law of Public Procurement”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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