International Handbook of Public Procurement

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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A Complete Resource in Public Procurement from a Global Perspective Since the 1990s, government at all levels has been under increasing pressure to do more with less. However, despite the U.S. government spending about 15 to 20 percent of its GDP on contracts for goods and services, there is a paucity of reference books for public procurement officials and very few textbooks for courses on the subject.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xv
Editorp. xvii
Contributorsp. xix
International Public Procurement: Concepts and Practicesp. 1
Public Procurement: A Conceptual Framework
Framework for Assessing the Acquisition Function at Federal Agenciesp. 27
Assessing Federal Procurement Reform: Has the Procurement Pendulum Stopped Swinging?p. 67
Analytical Framework for the Management and Reform of Public Procurementp. 87
EU Directives as Anticorruption Measures: Excluding Corruption-Convicted Tenderers from Public Procurement Contractsp. 105
Public Procurement Reforms in Africa: A Tool for Effective Governance of the Public Sector and Poverty Reductionp. 131
Simulation Approach to In-House versus Contracted-Out Cost Comparisonsp. 157
Public Procurement Organization: A Comparison of Purchasing's Organizational Roles and Responsibilities in the Public and Private Sectorsp. 175
Service Sourcingp. 187
How Many Vendors Does It Take to Screw Down a Price? A Primer on Competition in Procurementp. 211
Procurement Systems
Public Procurement in the United Nations Systemp. 233
EC Regime on Public Procurementp. 251
U.S. Federal Government Procurement: Organizational Structure, Process, and Current Issuesp. 291
Public Procurement in Germanyp. 307
China's Government Procurement Policy and Institutional Framework: History, Structure, and Operationp. 323
Overview of the Government Procurement System in South Africap. 357
Public Procurement in Cambodiap. 375
Procurement Systems in Ugandap. 393
Public Procurement in Post-Transitional Context: The Case of Estoniap. 409
Procurement Process in the Public Sector: An International Perspectivep. 427
Key Issues in E-Procurement: Procurement Implementation and Operation in the Public Sectorp. 445
Factors Influencing E-Procurement Usagep. 459
Facilitators of Public E-Procurement: Lessons Learned from the U.K., U.S., and Australian Initiativesp. 473
Evaluation of Public E-Procurement Services Accessibility: A Multicriteria Approachp. 491
World Bank E-Procurement for the Selection of Consultants: Challenges and Lessons Learnedp. 511
E-Procurement Management in State Governments: Diffusion of E-Procurement Practices and Its Determinantsp. 527
Public Procurement Methods and Practices
Best Practices: Using Spend Analysis to Help Agencies Take a More strategic Approach to Procurementp. 543
Contract Negotiationsp. 563
Controlling Service Process Performance with Statistical Process Controlp. 579
Fixed Asset Disposal: Methods and Strategies for Disposing of Personal Property in the Public Sectorp. 591
Enhancing Use of Past Performance as a Source Selection Criterionp. 613
Ban-on-Negotiations in Tender Procedures: Undermining the Best Value for Moneyp. 631
Bid Protests: Theory and Practicep. 659
Decision Technological Foundations of Public Procurement Processesp. 673
Pricing Strategies and Cost Analysis in Public Procurementp. 689
Public-Private Partnershipsp. 703
Market's Response to Contract Award Announcements: Government versus Corporate Contractsp. 725
Economic Context of Public Procurementp. 737
Offset Policy Design in International Procurementp. 749
Regression Approach for Estimating Procurement Costp. 763
Procurement Design: Lessons from Economic Theory and Illustrations from the Dutch Procurement of Welfare-to-Work Projectsp. 779
Indexp. 793
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