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

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Paulo Reis

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Sandro Cabral

Insper Institute of Education and Research; Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Date Written: March 01, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Reis, Paulo and Cabral, Sandro, Public Procurement Strategy: The Impacts of a Preference Programme for Small and Micro Businesses (March 01, 2015). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2695757

Paulo Reis

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) ( email )

Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n
Vale do Canela
Salvador, Bahia
Brazil

Sandro Cabral (Contact Author)

Insper Institute of Education and Research ( email )

R Quata 300
Sao Paulo, 04542-030
Brazil

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) ( email )

Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n
Vale do Canela
Salvador, Bahia
Brazil

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