1st Edition

The Challenges of Public Procurement Reforms

    252 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    252 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Public procurement affects a substantial share of world trade flows, amounting to 1000 billion euros per year. In the EU, the public purchase of works, goods and services has been estimated to account on average for 16 percent of GDP. The novelty of this book is that it focuses on the new European Union Directives approved in 2014 by the EU Parliament.

    The book consists of original contributions related to four specific themes of interest to the procurers’ day-to-day role in modern public purchasing organizations  – both economists and lawyers – allowing for relevant exchanges of views and “real time” interaction. The four sections which characterize the book are Life-cycle Costing in Public Procurement; Calculating Costs and Savings of Public Procurement; Corruption and Probity in Public Procurement and Public Procurement and International Trade Agreements: CETA, TTIP and beyond. These themes have been chosen for their current relevance in relation to the new European Public Procurement Directives and beyond. The original format features, as is the case with the first three volumes, an introductory exchange between leading academics and practitioners, from differing disciplines. It offers a series of sequential interactions between economists, lawyers and technical experts who supplement one another, so as to enrich the liveliness of the debate and improve the mutual understanding between the various professions.

    This essential guide will be of interest to policymakers, academics, students and researchers, as well as practitioners working in the field of EU public procurement.

    List of figures. List of tables. List of contributors. Preface.
    Foreword: The OECD’s work on Public Procurement: Reshaping the global agenda by Paulo Magina
    Part I Life-cycle costing in public procurement 1 Life-cycle costing in public procurement: Colloquium Stéphane Saussier and Christopher H. Bovis 2 Life-cycle thinking in EU public procurement: Moving beyond a simple ‘buzz word’ Dacian C. Dragos and Bogdana Neamtu 3 LCC and GPP: Competing or complementary approaches? Áurea Adell Querol, Bettina Schaefer and Josep Esquerrà i Roig
    Part II Calculating costs and savings of public procurement 4 Calculating the costs and savings of public procurement: Colloquium Giancarlo Spagnolo and Andreas H. Glas 5 Challenges and methods for cost analysis in public procurement: Lessons from the procurement of public transportation services in the Stockholm region André Åslundh 6 Reference prices and Italian spending review Fabrizio Sbicca
    Part III Corruption and probity in public procurement 7 Corruption and probity in public procurement: Colloquium Tünde Tátrai and Francesco Decarolis 8 Challenges in public procurement: Corruption and probity in public procurement Marion Chabrost 9 Municipal procurement of social care – opportunistic behavior opportunities Niels Uenk, Jan Telgen and Madelon Wind
    Part IV Public procurement and international trade agreements: CETA, TTIP and beyond 10 Public procurement and international trade agreements – CETA, TTIP and beyond: Colloquium Christopher R. Yukins and Mihály Fazekas 11 Growing significance of regional trade agreements in opening public procurement Jean Heilman Grier 12 Transatlantic trade and public procurement openness: Going beyond the tip of the iceberg Lucian Cernat and Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova


    Annalisa Castelli is Associate Professor of Public Economics at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy.

    Gustavo Piga is Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

    Stéphane Saussier is Professor of Economics at Sorbonne Business School, France.

    Tünde Tátrai is Professor of Economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.