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Public Contract Law Journal, the quarterly scholarly publication of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, is committed to the publication articles that present analysis and insight into issues affecting the broad scope of public contract law and procurement at the federal, state, and municipal levels. The Journal stands within the legal community as a focal point for the examination of timely legal issues confronting the public contract community.

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Current Issue

Public Contract Law Journal
Volume 44 Number 1
Fall 2014


Lost and Found: In Search of a Uniform Approach for Selecting Best Value
Timothy Bunting

The Procurement System of the Japanese Space Agency: A Comparative Assessment
Keisuke Shimizu

Promoting Sustainable Development with Canadian Public Procurement
David M. Attwater

Understanding the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization: It's Time to Invite the Elephant Out of the Corner
James W. Nelson and Julia A. LoBosco


Accountability for Private Security Contractor Drone Operators on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Applying Lessons Learned from the Middle East
Katharine Peña

Taking the Jeitinbo Out of the Brazilian Procurement: The Impact of Brazil's Anti-Bribery Law
Lindsay B. Arrieta

Plugging Loopholes in State Pay-to-Play Statutes: Creating an Effective Anti-Corruption Law
Monica Njeri Mugure


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