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Exploring the conditional purchasing technique: Why and how should public procurers in Europe use this technique?

Velthuis, M. (2017) Exploring the conditional purchasing technique: Why and how should public procurers in Europe use this technique?

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Abstract:This paper explores why and how the conditional purchasing technique should be used more often by European public procurers. The conditional purchasing technique is a relatively new procurement technique that is developed to fulfill the wishes of buyers and suppliers as good as possible. It is a technique whereby a tender is divided into separate lots, and based on these lots, buyers as well as suppliers can impose conditions on the final outcome. Recently, some features of the conditional purchasing technique have been introduced in the 2014/24/EU Directive on public procurement. Public tenders from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium are analyzed to get insight into its current use. Furthermore, a critical literature review with regard to conditional purchasing is conducted. Also, Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement and its implementation in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium is analyzed. This paper recommends public procurers in Europe to reconsider their procurement strategy, and to use the conditional purchasing technique more often. The reasons for this recommendation are extensively discussed. Furthermore, this paper identifies several potential pitfalls for public procurers who want to use the technique. It is explained how those potential pitfalls can be tackled.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:31 mathematics, 83 economics, 85 business administration, organizational science, 86 law, 88 social and public administration
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72880
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