Properties of Scoring Rules in Competitive Public Procurement (Le Formule di Aggiudicazione nelle Gare d'Appalto all'Offerta Economicamente Più Vantaggiosa)

L'industria - Il Mulino, N. 4/2014, doi/10.1430/78941

Posted: 25 Mar 2017

See all articles by Gian Luigi Albano

Gian Luigi Albano

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

Marco Sparro

Consip SPA

Roberto Zampino

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

Date Written: October 30, 2014

Abstract

The current European regulation on public procurement recognizes the Most Economically Advantageous Tender as the main award criterion for awarding public contracts through competitive procedures. This leaves, though, public buyers with potentially many options for evaluating tenders. This paper discusses the main economic features of «scoring rules», that is, the mathematical methods to attribute financial scores. We consider a class of scoring rule commonly used in Italy, with a particular focus on the likely impact on the degree of (price) competition and the interaction with other elements of competitive tendering design.

Keywords: Public Procurement, Award Criteria, Scoring Rules

JEL Classification: H570, D440, K000

Suggested Citation

Albano, Gian Luigi and Sparro, Marco and Zampino, Roberto, Properties of Scoring Rules in Competitive Public Procurement (Le Formule di Aggiudicazione nelle Gare d'Appalto all'Offerta Economicamente Più Vantaggiosa) (October 30, 2014). L'industria - Il Mulino, N. 4/2014, doi/10.1430/78941. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2940279

Gian Luigi Albano

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

Via Isonzo, 19/E
Rome, 00198
Italy
+39 06 85449.627 (Phone)

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

Via O. Tommasini 1
Rome, Roma 00100
Italy

Marco Sparro

Consip SPA ( email )

Direzione Acquisti in Rete della Pubblica Amminist
Via Isonzo, 19/E
00198 Roma
Italy

Roberto Zampino (Contact Author)

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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