Integrity Challenges in the EU and U.S. Procurement Systems

Integrity and Efficiency in Sustainable Public Contracts. Corruption, Conflict of Interest, Favoritism and Inclusion of Non-Economic Criteria in Public Contracts, Gabriella M. Racca & Christopher R. Yukins, eds., Bruylant, 2014

45 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2014  

Daniel I. Gordon

George Washington University - Law School

Gabriella M. Racca

University of Turin - Department of Management

Date Written: April 1, 2014

Abstract

Ensuring the integrity of procurement processes is instrumental to reaching an efficient allocation of social resources. Although this applies to any procurement system, the concrete implementation varies across different regulatory systems. This article clarifies – as a chapter of a forthcoming book – the main differences between the US and the EU systems in tackling the integrity issue. It focuses on the differences between the two systems’ contractor selection models and emphasizes the extent to which each system allows for subjective evaluation methods by linking the latter to accountability and transparency requirements.

Keywords: procurement, integrity, subjectivity, accountability, transparency

JEL Classification: F13, H57

Suggested Citation

Gordon, Daniel I. and Racca, Gabriella M., Integrity Challenges in the EU and U.S. Procurement Systems (April 1, 2014). Integrity and Efficiency in Sustainable Public Contracts. Corruption, Conflict of Interest, Favoritism and Inclusion of Non-Economic Criteria in Public Contracts, Gabriella M. Racca & Christopher R. Yukins, eds., Bruylant, 2014 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2419224

Daniel I. Gordon

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.gwu.edu/Faculty/profile.aspx?id=3931

Gabriella M. Racca (Contact Author)

University of Turin - Department of Management ( email )

C.so Unione Sovietica, 218 bis
Turin, 10100
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.management.unito.it/racca

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