Public Procurement Strategy: The Impacts of a Preference Programme for Small and Micro Businesses
Paulo R. C. Reis & Sandro Cabral (2015) Public procurement strategy: the impacts of a preference programme for small and micro businesses, Public Money & Management, 35:2, 103-110, DOI:10.1080/09540962.2015.1007704
Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Date Written: March 01, 2015
The authors assess the impact of a public procurement programme designed to encourage small and micro businesses (SMBs) in Brazil to take part in public procurement auctions. The programme had no effect on contracted prices. However, SMBs were more likely to have their contracts terminated as a result of poor performance. Implications for theory and for practice internationally are discussed in this paper.
Keywords: Preference programme; public procurement; small and micro businesses (SMBs)
JEL Classification: H40
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