Dr. Roxana Vornicu, a practicing construction and procurement lawyer, joined King´s College London as a Research Associate in 2020. She holds a PhD in public procurement law from a doctorate program in Italy, the UK and France. Prior to joining King´s, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Turin, Italy where she focused her research on central purchasing bodies and a comparative review of framework agreements in the EU.
For the past three years, she has lectured at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, teaching about international treaties and their impact on construction contracts. She has also taught at Stuttgart University, the International Construction: Practice and Law (MBE) course, lecturing on collaborative construction contracts.
At King´s, Roxana has been involved in several research programs, including one that looked into procurement strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimise whole-life outcomes. She contributed to the drafting of the White Paper: 'Procurement Strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimize whole-life outcomes’ developed by King’s Centre of Construction Law and the University of Cambridge Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology and published by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB).
She worked on the report: 'Procuring Net Zero Construction' which was published by the Society of Construction Law and endorsed by the UK Government in the September 2022 ´Construction Playbook´ and ´Guidance on Promoting Net Zero Carbon and Sustainability in Construction.'
List of Publications:
Vornicu R., P. Gianna, ´Pursuing Zero Carbon Targets Through Collaborative Construction Procurement and Contracting ´, International Construction Law Review, Part 4, 2020.
Vornicu R., ´Special Issue on the Legal Remedies and Implications from the Fosen-Linjen Case ∙ Procurement Damages in the UK and France – Why So Different? ´, European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, Volume 14 (2019), Issue 4, Page 222 - 229
Vornicu, R., The sufficiently serious breach test in Action for Damages in Public Procurement Law and a tale of three courts: The CJEU, The UK Supreme Court and the EFTA court, in press, European Public Law Journal, 2019.
Vornicu, R., ‘The implementation of the Concession Directive in Romania’, published with Munus Rivista giuridica dei servizi pubblici, vol. 3/2018.
Vornicu, R., Public Procurement below thresholds in the European Union: EU law Principles and national responses, EPPPL, (European Procurement and Public Private Partnership Law Review), 187, 2015, Co-authored with Dacian Dragos
Vornicu, R., (2016), The rules on Performance of the Concession Contracts under the 2014 Concession Directive and the Triangle of Rights. A brief Dialectic, EPPPL 2/2016 (Vol. 11)
Vornicu, R., Public liability in Romania, chapter in Tort Liability of Public Authorities in European Laws, Giacinto della Cananea and Roberto Caranta (eds), Oxford University Press, March 2021
Vornicu, R., Commentary of Article 58 of Directive 2014/24/EU in European Public Procurement, A. Sanchez Graells & R. Caranta (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021
Vornicu, R., Commentary of Article 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU in European Public Procurement, A. Sanchez Graells & R. Caranta (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021
Vornicu, R., M. Andhov, ´A comparative view of the use of procurement techniques and electronic instruments by central purchasing bodies´, in Central Purchasing Bodies, M. Comba & C. Risvig (eds) Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021 (in press)
Vornicu, R., D. Dragos, Central Purchasing Bodies in Romania, Central Purchasing Bodies, M. Comba & C. Risvig (eds) Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021 (in press)
Vornicu, R., D. Dragos, PPPs and Concessions in Romania, in Public – Private Partnerships and Concessions, P. Bogdanowitz and R. Caranta (eds) Edward Elgar, 2020
Dacian C. Dragos, Roxana VORNICU, Tendencies and Developments in Romanian Administrative Law, in Jean-Bernard Auby (ed) LE FUTUR DU DROIT ADMINISTRATIF / THE FUTURE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, Lexis Nexis 2019, pp. 151-158
BIM and sustainability, chapter in Sustainability Through Public Procurement: The Way Forward – Reform Proposals, Sustainability Through Public Procurement: The Way Forward – Reform Proposals University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2020-09 SMART Project Report