Brief Background

As already explained, this chapter aims to uncover issues that may arise in development of a model procurement code that promotes sustainable practices. While the American Bar Association's (ABA) Model Procurement Code is discussed in more detail below, attention should be drawn to the work of John B. Miller [7,8] circa 1997. Mr. Miller and Margaret E. McConnell served as the two reporters responsible for completion of the ABA's 2000 Model Procurement Code for State and Local Governments. Mr. Miller's work is perhaps the first in the U.S. to address issues of sustainability in relationship to a harmonized procurement code. Of further note, the field of sustainable procurement is expanding at a rapid pace. Thus, practices by governments and other organizations need to be monitored constantly for updates.

Negotiating Essentials

Negotiating Essentials

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