The Variety of Procurement Practice: Evidence from Public Procurement
Consip S.p.A. Research Unit
University of Rome
Arthur D. Little, SPA.
HANDBOOK OF PROCUREMENT, Nicola Dimitri, Gustavo Piga, Giancarlo Spagnolo, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2006
Procurement procedures are made of many distinct parts, on which the buyer can intervene to adapt the process to the product, service or work that he wants to procure. This paper analyses differences and similarities among public procurement practices adopted worldwide. Results are based on data provided by a survey conducted in 2004, among a group of European and American Public Procurement Entities. Through detailed questionnaires we enquired about the most relevant aspects that public procurers should bear in mind when designing a competitive tendering. From the survey emerges that procurements vary quite sensibly across different public institutions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: procurement, international practices
JEL Classification: H57, D44, K40
Date posted: April 21, 2006