#11 The role of courts & mandatory sustainability requirements – Recognition & rewards in academia

In this episode, Marta & Willem discuss the role of courts in relation to mandatory sustainability requirements in public procurement. What will change in the assesment of courts when faced with claims of bidders that argue that a tender is not sustainable enough? For dessert, they discuss rewards & recognition in academia.


  • How is public procurement law changing from optional to mandatory sustainability requirements?
  • What will change for the position of Courts?
  • What can we learn from the Dutch experiences with the duty of care in article 1.4 Aanbestedingswet 2012?


  • How do we recognise and rewards academic activities?
  • What is happening at Utrecht University at the moment?

Let’s dish up public procurement law!


Willem & Marta

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You might also be interested in Willem’s publication on this subject:

  • W.A. Janssen, G. Bouwman, ‘Legislating societal value into Dutch public procurement law: symbolism or substance?’, Public Procurement Law Review, Issue 2, 2020, pp. 91-102.

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