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Public procurement’s results: an analysis of the Dutch situation

Laarhuis, E. (2013) Public procurement’s results: an analysis of the Dutch situation.

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Abstract:Public procurers can use the public purchasing volume under their control to achieve an endless list of results. However literature does not give a complete overview of these results. The purpose of this research was to create an overview of the results mentioned in literature and subsequently analyzing the Dutch situation using the results found in literature. A survey was sent to practitioners across different public entities in the Netherlands to analyze how much attention was given to certain topics and which results were achieved. To create a more in-depth understanding of how these results were achieved the respondents were also asked to what extent a number of barriers had an influence on their results. Ensuring fairness, compliance with the Dutch rules and regulations and ensuring transparency are the results that are rated as most important. A lack of awareness of possible results of other parties with whom public procurers have to work is perceived as the biggest barrier for public procurement. Future research can be conducted on the relations between barriers and results and the differences across public entities.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration BSc (56627)
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