Strengthening the Level of Integrity of Public Procurement at the Execution Phase: Evidence from the Italian National Frame Contracts

27 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2012

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Gian Luigi Albano

Consip S.p.A. - The National Central Purchasing Body; LUISS "G. Carli", Department of Economics and Finance

Roberto Zampino

Consip S.p.A/Consip ltd. (The National Central Purchasing Body)

Date Written: January 20, 2012

Abstract

The risks of integrity arising at the execution stage of public procurement processes are often overlooked. When contract award and contract management are handled by different public authorities integrity concerns about contract execution become more acute. Data from the monitoring mechanism of the National Frame Contracts awarded by Consip S.p.A. - the Italian Public Procurement Agency - show a very weak level of contract enforcement. We conduct a regression analysis to assess to what extent contract mismanagement may depend upon the intrinsic characteristics of the contracts and/or the nature of the public authority using the contract itself.

Suggested Citation

Albano, Gian Luigi and Zampino, Roberto, Strengthening the Level of Integrity of Public Procurement at the Execution Phase: Evidence from the Italian National Frame Contracts (January 20, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1989434 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1989434

Gian Luigi Albano (Contact Author)

Consip S.p.A. - The National Central Purchasing Body ( email )

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LUISS "G. Carli", Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

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Italy

Roberto Zampino

Consip S.p.A/Consip ltd. (The National Central Purchasing Body) ( email )

Research Unit
Via Isonzo, 19/E
Roma, RM 00198
Italy

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