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UNCITRAL Model Law: Reforming Electronic Procurement, Reverse Auctions, and Framework Contracts

6 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2005  

Don Wallace Jr.

Georgetown University Law Center

Christopher R. Yukins

George Washington University - Law School

Jason Matechak

Reed Smith LLP

Abstract

A Working Group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is working on potential reforms to UNCITRAL's Model Procurement Law and its Guide to Enactment. This article, written by several advisors to the U.S. delegation to the UNCITRAL Working Group, reviews the Working Group's progress on several important fronts. The Working Group has reached initial consensus on a number of difficult procurement issues, including electronic commerce, reverse auctions and framework contracts, and significant progress has been made in a number or other areas, including the procurement of services, the strengthening of procurement remedies (known in the United States as bid protests), and the utilization of socioeconomic policy tools.

Keywords: UNCITRAL, Model Procurement Law, developing nations

JEL Classification: K12, K33, H57

Suggested Citation

Wallace, Don and Yukins, Christopher R. and Matechak, Jason, UNCITRAL Model Law: Reforming Electronic Procurement, Reverse Auctions, and Framework Contracts. The Procurement Lawyer, Vol. 40, No. 2, Winter 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=711401

Don Wallace Jr.

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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Christopher R. Yukins

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

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Jason Matechak

Reed Smith LLP ( email )

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