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Collaborative Public Procurement: A Quick Review of International Best Practices and the Indian Position on Pooled Procurement from Competition Law Perspectives

6th International Public Procurement Conference, Dublin, Ireland (August 2014); Draft published as a Working Paper by IICA School of Competition Law and Market Regulation as Working Paper Series No. 01/2013

15 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2013 Last revised: 14 Oct 2014

Sandeep Verma

Department of Science & Technology

Date Written: August 10, 2013

Abstract

While collaborative public procurement can, under certain circumstances, result in overall economic efficiencies; such collaboration amongst dominant market players can sometimes raise significant anti-trust and other competition concerns. This short working paper contains a preliminary exploration of important issues of intersection between public procurement rules on collaborative procurement on the one hand with competition law issues on the other. The two important frameworks studied herein are the US and the EU frameworks on collaboration, together with a comparative review of the Indian position.

Keywords: Collaborative Purchasing, Pooled Procurement, Joint Purchasing, Public Procurement, Competition Law, Anti Trust Law, India

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Verma, Sandeep, Collaborative Public Procurement: A Quick Review of International Best Practices and the Indian Position on Pooled Procurement from Competition Law Perspectives (August 10, 2013). 6th International Public Procurement Conference, Dublin, Ireland (August 2014); Draft published as a Working Paper by IICA School of Competition Law and Market Regulation as Working Paper Series No. 01/2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2308290 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2308290

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