In many countries and sectors, public procurement is developing from a functional orientation to an effective socio-economic policy lever. There is a great interest among managers and academics to learn from other countries’ and other sectors’ change initiatives and how they dealt with the challenges they encountered. This text provides such learning opportunities, presenting case studies of public procurement, covering diverse nations, sectors and issues.
The cases are combined with editorial commentary and contextualizing chapters to assist the student reader in understanding this complex topic. The text combines descriptions of cases of public procurement with cross case analysis to draw out the key dimensions to enable further examination of the central themes. Each case study concludes with three questions to aid its use as a teaching and training text.
Edited by a team of internationally recognised experts in the field this innovative text illustrates the strategies and innovations within public procurement on a global scale and highlights common problems that all countries encounter. Public Procurement is vital reading for anyone with an interest in this topical area.
Table of Contents
1. Public Procurement: Global Big Spending 2. Public Procurement in Perspective 3. Public Procurement Reform in Australia: A Federal-State Evaluation 4. Procurement in the English National Health Service 5. Dutch Healthcare Organization and Financing: Recent Reform and its Impact on Purchasing 6. Budget and Organization Reform: Impact on Public Procurement in Belgium 7. US Federal Government Procurement: Structure, Process and Current Issues 8. Public Procurement in Germany: A Purchasing Cooperative for Energy Sourcing at the German Aerospace Centre 9. The Features and Recent Reforms of Government Procurement in Singapore 10. Public Procurement: A Pillar of Good Governance? 11. The Purchasing Process in Public Procurement 12. Procurement in the United Nations System 13. Consortia Purchasing for Higher Education in Canada, US, UK and Australia 14. Consortia Purchasing and Logistics in Kuopio Area: Lessons Learned from a Four Year Project 15. The Development of Procurement Education: The Queensland (Australia) Experience 16. e-Procurement: A Cross Jurisdictional Comparison 17. The Fraud/Red Tape Dilemma in Public Procurement: A Study of US State and Local Governments 18. A New Era: How to Improve Procurement Services to Clients Presented by Public Works and Government Services Canada 19. South African Provincial Government Reform: Using a Shared Services Model to Transform ‘Back-Office’ Support in Gauteng Province 20. E-Commerce and Information 21. People in Public Procurement 22. Co-operative Purchasing in the Public Sector 23. Procurement: A Strategic Weapon for Change 24. Challenges for Public Procurement
Louise Knight is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS), University of Bath.
Christine Harland is Director of the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS) at the University of Bath.
Jan Telgen is NEVI Professor of Purchasing Management at Twente University, The Netherlands.
Khi V. Thai, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Budgeting and Public Procurement at Florida Atlantic University, USA.
Guy Callender is Foundation Chair and Professor of Strategic Procurement at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Katy McKen is Centre Manager at the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS), University of Bath.