List of Contributors
1. Charting a Course in Public Procurement Innovation and Knowledge Sharing
G. L. Albano, K. F. Snider and K. V. Thai

Part I. Public Procurement as a Policy Tool

2. The Uses and Abuses of Public Procurement in Hungary
T. Tátrai and G. Nyikos


3. Green Procurement in the Public Sector: Purchasing Departments as Procurement Entrepreneurs
C. D. Smith

4. Reform of the EU Procurement Directives and WTO GPA: Forward Steps for Sustainability
A. Semple

5. Public Sector Tendering Challenges For SMEs, Procurer Feedback Provision and Tendering Support Mechanisms: Insights from the Welsh Tender Review Service
C. Evans

6. Sustainable Public Procurement in Practice: Case Study Evidence from Ireland
A. Flynn, P. Davis, D. McKevitt and E. McEvoy

Part 2. Defense Procurement

7. Defense Procurement: An Empirical Analysis of Critical Success Factors
R. G. Rendon

8. Performance-Based Logistics in Germany: Case Studies from Defense Procurement
F. C. Kleemann, A. Glas and M. Essig

Part 3. Dealing with Suppliers

9. Suppliers’ Integrity Management in Chinese Public Procurement: An Explorative Study
C. Wang and Y. Qiao

10. Empirical Analysis of Suppliers’ Non-Performance Risks in Execution of Public Procurement Contracts in Russia
A. Yakovlev, O. Demidova and O. Balaeva

Part 4. Other Public Procurement Issues

11. The Science of Public Procurement Management and Administration
B. C. Basheka

12. Sourcing for Government Goods and Services: Theory and Evidence from Swedish Cities and Authorities
M. A. Bergman and S. Lundberg

13. Litigating State Secrets in Government Contract Performance Disputes
J. I. Schwartz

14.The Influence of EU State Aid Rules on PPP Infrastructure Projects
A. Romanelli and K. Hornbanger


15. A Procurement Auction Model for Framework Agreements
Y. Gur, G. Weintraub and D. Escobar


16. A Review of Procurement Practices in the South African Public Sector
I. M. Ambe and J. A. Badenhorst-Weiss


Book title: “Global Public Procurement: Theories and Practices”

(Editors: Khi V. Thai and Robin A. Suryo, 2016).

This book was published by Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland in 2017 Global Public Procurement: Theories and Practices (ISBN 978-3-319-49279-7).
Please contact the publisher if you wish to purchase a hard copy). Please note that chapters’ page numbers in this IPPC book are different from chapters’ page numbers in the book published by Spingler.


Table of Contents


1.Global Public Procurement Theories And Practices : An Introduction
Khi V. Thai*

Part I. Public Procurement as a Public Policy Tool

2.Public Procurement In Lithuania: (Dis)Balance Between Profitability And Environmental Protection
Dovilė Šličiuvienė*

3.The Social Value In Social Clauses: Methods Of Measuring And Evaluation In Social Procurement
Deirdre Halloran*

4.Promoting Public Procurement Of Sustainable Innovations: Approaches For Effective Market Dialogue
Katriina Alhola, Marja Salo, Riina Antikainen and Annukka Berg*

5.Analyzing Local And Sme Participation In Public Procurement – Evidence From Seven Finnish Municipalities
Timo Kivistö and Veli Matti Virolainen*

6.Small Public Procurement Contracts: A Comparison Of The French, Dutch And Belgian Legal Treatments
Bert Baeyens*

7. The Effect Of A Government Target For The Procurement Of Innovation: The Case Of The Uk’s Small Business Research Initiative
Jillian Yeow, John Rigby, and Yanchao Li

Part II. Performance-based Public Procurement

8.Contractual Governance Mechanisms, Dynamic Capabilities, Transactional Specific Relationships And Supplier Performance In Uganda
Desire Kansiime, Joseph M. Ntayi and Arthur Ahimbisibwe*

9. Explaining The Policy-Practice Gap In U.S. Federal Contracting: Institutional Isopraxism And Performancebased Acquisition1
Bryan F. Mansfield and Keith F. Snider*

10.A Price Review Framework For Maintenance, Repair And Operations Procurement Contracts In The Public Sector
Lian Kiang Tan and Shao Hung Goh*

11. Quality of Local Environment and Efficiency in Public Works Execution
Calogero Guccio, Ilde Rizzo and Domenico Lisi

12. Strengthening the Effectiveness of Exclusion Mechanism in Public Procurement
Richo Andi Wibowo

PART III. Other Public Procurement Issues

13. Public Procurement in TTIP: An Opportunity to Set Global Standards
Eleanor Aspey

14. Asymmetric Information and Integrity Pacts for Public Procurement: A Case Study
Siri Khoman

15. Managing the Risks of Outsourcing a Health Service Function
Suvituulia Taponen

16. Best Practice in South African Construction Procurement Law
Allison Anthony

17. The What, Who, and How of Public Procurement: Job Functions Performed and Managed by Professionals
Joshua Steinfeld

Boca Raton, FL, USA: PrAcademics Press, 2006


List of Contributors

  1. Advancing Public Procurement: Practices, Innovation and Knowledge-Sharing
    Khi V. Thai

Part I. Partnerships and Collaborative Procurement

  1. Organising For Collaborative Procurement: An Initial Conceptual Framework
    Elmer Bakker, Helen Walker and Christine Harland

      1. Using Agency Theory to Model Cooperative Public Purchasing 
        Clifford McCue and Eric Prier

      2. Cooperation for Tenders: Is It a Threat to Competition?
        Flóra Felsö, Barbara Baarsma and José Mulder

      3. One More Time… How to Measure Alliance Success in Conditions of Public-Private Partnering
        Sandy Chong and Guy Callender

      4. Market-Based Government: Lessons Learned from Five Cases
        William Lucyshyn

Part II. Regulations and Ethics

      1. Procurement Ethics and Innovation in UK Healthcare
        Wendy Phillips, Nigel Caldwell, Thomas Johnsen and Michael Lewis
      2. Governmental Procurement: FAR from a Competitive Process Dean E. Brunk
      1. Regulation and Deregulation in Public Procurement Law Reform in the United States
        Joshua I. Schwartz

      1. Law and Economics Analysis of the Estonian Public Procurement Act
        Ringa Raudla

Part III. Public Procurement as a Policy Tool

      1. Environmental Concerns in Swedish Local Government Procurement
        Frederik Waara and Lina Carlsson


      2. Green Award Criteria in the Most EconomicallyAdvantageous Tender in Public Purchasing
        Katriina Parikka-Alhola, Ari Nissinen and Ari Ekroos


      3. Public Procurement and Social Policy in Northern Ireland: The Unemployment Pilot Project
        Andrew Erridge and Sean Hennigan


      4. Unintended Consequences: Procurement Policy and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal
        Barbara Ann C. Allen


      5. The Use of the Purchasing Power of the State to Promote the Development of Small Businesses – The Brazilian Experience
        Rafael S. Arantes, Loreni F. Foresti and Vinício Rossetto

Part IV. Other Issues

  1. Public Procurement Reform in Developing Countries: The Uganda Experience
    Nigel Shipman and Edgar Agab
  1. Beyond Compliance: The Reform of Public Procurement Laws in Central and Eastern Europe in the Context of the Enlargement Process of the European Union
    Martin Trybus

  1. Procurement’s Value – What Are We Really Measuring?
    Andrew Kidd


  2. A Principal-Agent Analysis of Accountability in Public Procurement
    Ohad Soudry


  3. Early Public Procurement Involvement in Emerging Technologies? The Case of Tissue Engineering
    Wendy Phillips, Nigel Caldwell and Thomas Johnsen


  4. Public Purchasing Future: Buying from Multiple Suppliers
    Merijn M. Linthorst and Jan Telgen


  5. Benchmarking European Public Procurement Practices: Purchasing of "Fix-Line Telephone Services" and "Paper for Printers" 
    Laura Carpineti, Gustavo Piga, and Matteo Zanza

IPPC 6 Papers Selected for the IPPC6 Book

Book Title: International Public Procurement: Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

Editors:  Paul Davis and Khi V. Thai

This book was published by PrAcademics Press, Highland Beach, Florida, USA in 2015 International Public Procurement: Innovation and Knowledge Sharing (ISBN 0-9668864-8-8). Please contact the publisher if you wish to purchase a printed copy)


1. International Public Procurement: Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

Khi V. Thai

 Part I. Innovation in Public Procurement Profession

2. Contract Management Innovation in Public Procurement: Costa Rica ́s Experience

I. Palaco, A. Avendaño and W. Nuñez

3. The Municipal Partnering Initiative: Mixed Contracting in Local Government Procurement

D. Rauch

4. The Impact of Changing Patterns of Commercial Card Use by the U.S. Government on Governmental Efficiency and Cost Savings

R. Palmer, M. Gupta and N. Palmer

5. Defense Management Research Capacities and Topics: Blind Spots in Defense Acquisition Management

C. v. Deimling, A. H. Glas and M. Essig

6. Customers’ Preferences in Municipal Waste Services Procurement

A. Ancarani, C. D. Mauro, F. Mascali, and L. L. Marca

 Part II. Public Procurement Transparency

7. Rationalising Public Procurement of Complex Construction Projects by the Price Component Selection

P. Lahdenperä

8. Pricing for Public Purchase: A Qualitative-Empirical Analysis of Public Procurement and Price Setting Practices

M. Georgi and S. Kemmeter

9. Procurement Conspiracies and Procurement Governance: Some Lessons from Thailand

S. Khoman

10. Collaborative Public Procurement: A Comparative Review of the Indian Position with International Practices on Pooled Procurement from Competition Law Perspectives

S. Verma

11. Regulating the Pre-Procurement Phase: Context and Perspectives

W. A. Janssen

12. Construction Procurers’ Perceptions of Value for Money

W. J. Staples

PART III. Preferential Public Procurement

13.The Reform to EU Utilities Procurement: Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive?

Eleanor Aspey

14. Stages of Development towards Sustainable Public Procurement

T. Tátrai

15. Policy Implementation of Sustainable Public Procurement in China

C. Wang and X. Li

16. The Role of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in a Sustainable Public Procurement System

A. Gorczynska


Publications: IPPC I

Boca Raton, FL, USA: PrAcademics Press, 2004. 


            List of Editors

            List of Contributors

  1. Challenges in Public Procurement 
    Khi V. Thai

  2. Challenges in Public Procurement: Comparative Views of Public Procurement Reform in Gambia
    Wayne A. Wittig and Habib Jeng

  3. Procurement Watch, Inc.: The Role of Civil Society in Public Procurement Reforms in The Philippines
    Maria Kristina Villanueva Pimentel

  4. Reforming Public Procurement Sector in Turkey
    Kadir Akın Gözel

  5. Government-wide Review of Procurement: Redesigning Canadian Procurement
    Government-wide Review of Procurement Task Force

  6. Balancing Socioeconomic and Public Procurement Reform Goals: Effective Metrics for Measuring
    Small Business Participation in Public Procurement
    Timothy S. Reed, Patricia G. Luna, William C. Pike

  7. A Tale of Two Cities in The Search for the Perfect Procurement System
    Guy Callender and Jim McGuire

  8. Public-Private Partnerships As an Element of Public Procurement Reform in Germany
    Alexander Batran, Michael Essig, and Berthold Schaeher

  9. Public Procurement Partnerships
    Wendell C. Lawther and Lawrence L. Martin

  10. An Exploratory Analysis of Public Procurement Practices in Europe
    Gustavo Piga and Matteo Zanza

  11. Developing the Concept of Supply Strategy in the English National Health Service:
    Longitudinal Empirical Research

    Helen Walker, Christine Harland and Louise Knight

  12. Reputation Mechanisms and Electronic Markets: Economic Issues and Proposals for Public Procurement
    Giancarlo Spagnolo and Federico Dini

  13. Overcoming Resistance to a Paradigm Shifting Change in the Federal Sector: 
    Share-in-Savings Contracting—From the
    Concept to Application
    Kenneth J. Buck

  14. The Challenge of Bringing Industry Best Practices to Public Procurement: 
    Strategic Sourcing and Commodity Councils

    Timothy S. Reed, Dan E. Bowman, and Michael E. Knipper

  15. The Impact of Product Liability Legislation on the Procurement of Pharmaceuticals Within HPSS Trusts
     in Northern Ireland

    Ruth Fee and Jill Mairs

  16. Promoting Competitive Markets: The Role of Public Procurement
    Nigel Caldwell, Helen Walker, Christine Harland, Louise Knight, and Jurong Zheng

  17. UK Public Procurement Policy and the Delivery of Public Value
    Andrew Erridge

  18. Benchmarking Municipal Public Procurement Activities in Finland
    Timo Kivistö and Veli-Matti Virolainen

  19. Performance-Based Procurement: The Key to Effective Basic Services Provision in Developing Countries
    Patricia I.. Baquero

  20. Organizational and Individual Drivers of Compensation of Public Sector Buyers
    Mohamad G. Alkadry and N. Bhargava

IPPC Collection

News Release

The 8th International Public Procurement Conference

Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th August, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania

Public Procurement remains a key focus for policy makers in this time of global downturn and austerity. As such both academics and practitioners have a desire to share their research and practice in an open and transparent environment. The platform for academic discussion and practitioner engagement is provided by IPPC, which is one of the largest international public procurement conferences. Over the last 14 years, IPPC events have attracted participants from about 100 countries. The forthcoming Eighth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC8) will take place in Arusha City in Tanzania from 8th to 10th 2018. This remarkable event will bring together about 1,000 delegates across the globe. For detailed information about IPPC8, please click here.

Best Paper Awards

There are three best paper awards, with US$2,000 for the 1st best paper, US$1,000 for the 2nd best paper, and US$500 for the 3rd best paper.

Paper Preparation Guidelines. The general format of the manuscript should be as follows....

The deadline for Abstract/Paper Proposal Submissions is 31st October, 2017...