Benchmarking European Public Procurement Practices: Purchasing of 'Fix-Line Telephone Services' and 'Paper for Printers'

22 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2006

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Laura Carpineti

Consip S.p.A. Research Unit

Gustavo Piga

University of Rome

Matteo Zanza

Arthur D. Little, SPA.

Date Written: September 2006

Abstract

This paper represents one of the first attempts to benchmarking public procurement practices for the same product categories. Questionnaires from European procurement agencies provide several insights on procurement contest design and on participation and competition patterns of two important supply contracts: fix line telephone services and paper for printers. Data show that while in the former public procurement practices are rather similar, in the latter, they vary significantly across EU Countries, despite the standardized nature of products. Moreover, some cases of cross-border participation to tenders, suggest that players consider the European market as a single market.

Keywords: public procurement, international practices, benchmarking

JEL Classification: H57, D44, K40

Suggested Citation

Carpineti, Laura and Piga, Gustavo and Zanza, Matteo, Benchmarking European Public Procurement Practices: Purchasing of 'Fix-Line Telephone Services' and 'Paper for Printers' (September 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=934504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.934504

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