1. Improving the Validity of Public Procurement Research
    J. Gordon Murray

  2. Reducing the Costs of Public Tenders: A Modest Proposal
    Nicola Costantino, Marco Falagario and Giorgio Iacobellis

  3. Procurement Capability: In Search of Solutions
    Jason Waterman

  4. Corporate Procurement Plans: Are They Really Strategic?
    A Case Study from the Irish Public Sector

    Dermot Callaghan

  5. Steppin, Standards in Procurement and Innovation
    Leendert van Bergijk and Joep Frijdal

  6. Shall Public Entities Be Obliged or Free to Buy through a
    Central Procurement Agency? Some Insights

    Laura Carpineti

  7. Towards a Common Understanding of the Differences
    between Purchasing, Procurement and Commissioning
    in the Public Sector

    J. Gordon Murray

  8. Irreconcilable Differences or the Best of Two Worlds:
    Analysing the Similarities and the Differences between
    Private and Public Procurement Rules and Practices

    Csaba Csáki


  1. Public Procurement of DBFM(O)-Contracts under
    European and Dutch Law

    David Orobio de Castro

  2. Integrating Complaint Procedures into the Public
    Procurement Process

    Paul Heijnsbroek and Jan M. Hebly

  3. A Technical Specification: How Precise?
    Pieter H.L.M. Kuypers and Martine J. Gruppen

  4. Direct Award of Contracts under the New Remedies Directive
    Greetje Fimerius and Jan M. Hebly

  5. Urgent Needs: Derogatory Procurement Law Scenarios
    Kai Kruger

  6. Court Decisions in Public Procurement: Delineating the
    Grey Zone

    Lina Carlsson and Karsten Astrom

  7. On Access to Public Administrative Procurement Records
    Kai Kruger


  1. Public-Private Partnerships, Concessions and Public
    Procurement Law

    Steven Van Garsse

  2. Public Private Partnerships - Beyond Procurement:
    A Case Study

    David Ó Muineacháin

  3. Are Public Private Partnerships the Solution to Ireland's
    Infrastructure Deficit?

    Tony Redmond

  4. Competitive Dialogue Abyss or Opportunity?
    M.C.J. Nagelkerke, M. van Rijn, G.J. Huith and M. van Valkenburg

  5. Public-Private Partnerships and Leveraged Private Equity
    Financing: A Warning to Public Managers

    Guy Callender

  6. The Public Private Comparator: A Dutch Decision Instrument
    in PPP-Procurement

    Arno Eversdijk, Peter van Beek and Wouter Smits


  1. Early Contractor Involvement: A New Strategy for 'Buying the
    Best' in Infrastructure Development in the Netherlands

    M. van Valkenburg, S. Lenferink, R. Nijsten and J. Arts

  2. Package Bids and Stand-Alone Bids in Combinatorial
    Procurement Auctions

    Anders Lunander and Sofia Lundberg

  3. The Determination of the Weight of a Preferential
    Procurement Parameter in a Price Formula for
    Awarding Contracts: The Case of South Africa

    J. C. Pauw and J. S. Wolvaardt

  4. How (Not) to Design Procurement Mechanisms:
    A Laboratory Experiment

    Sander Onderstal and Arthur Van de Meerendonk

  5. Analysis of Price Correction Award Mechanisms Applied
    in the Dutch Construction Industry

    Marco Dreschler

  6. Procurement of Intermediary Services: Interpreters in
    The Netherlands

    Flóra Felsö

  7. Enhancing the Interaction between Contracting Authorities
    and Bidders Concerning the Application of Competitive
    Dialogue in the Netherlands

    Simon Kolkman and Everhard Floor

  8. Category Management as a Procurement Instrument within
    the Dutch Government

    Ing. P.L.M. (Peter) van der Knaap

  9. Buying Bundles: The Effects of Bundle Attributes on the
    Value of Bundling

    Merijn Linthorst, Jan Telgen and Fredo Schotanus


  1. An Investigation into the Impact of ‘Lean’ upon Small
    Business Supply to the UK Public Sector

    Kim Loader

  2. Green and Sustainable Public Procurement in The
    Netherlands: An Inconvenient Truth

    Emery C.L. Prenen

  3. Driving Sustainability through Procurement - the Procura+ Campaign
    Mark Hidson and Simon Clement

  4. Achieving Sustainable Development through Public
    Procurement in Indonesia. What Is The Priority:
    Environment, Social or Economy Aspect?

    Susy Rizki Sadikin

  5. Outsourcing Practices by the Government Sector in
    South Africa: A Preliminary Study

    J. A. Badenhorst-Weiss and J.D. Nel

  6. Making It Happen: Public Procurement's Role in Integrating
    Economic Development and Sustainability Strategies for
    Local Governments in the U.S

    Eric Prier, Clifford P. McCue and Michael E. Bevis

  7. Enhancing Green Practice in Public Road Construction

    Katriina Parikka-Alhola and Ari Nissinen


  1. Suppliers’ Behavior in Competitive Tendering: Evidence
    from the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance’s
    Acquisitions of IT Services

    Gian Luigi Albano, Federico Dini and Roberto Zampino

  2. The PEPPOL Project: Cross-Border e-Procurement in Public Administrations
    Peter Sonntagbauer

  3. Basque Government’s e-Tendering Public Model
    Aïtor Orobengoa Ortubai

  4. Public e-Procurement: The Korean On-line e-Procurement System (KONEPS)
    Gyoo Gun Lim, Renee B. Kim and Han Bae Lee

  5. Electronic Public Procurement and the European Internal
    Market: A Portuguese Perspective

    João Álvaro Poças Santos

  6. The Procurement of Welfare to Work Services in Australia
    and The Netherlands: Learning from Computer Simulations

    Arthur van de Meerendonk

  7. he Determinants of Suppliers’ Performance in EProcurement: Evidence from the Electronic Public
    Administration’s Marketplace (MEPA)

    Gian Luigi Albano, Federico Dini, Roberto Zampino and Marta Fana


  1. Organizational Assessment of Procurement Management Processes
    Rene G. Rendon

  2. Performance-Based Logistics: Procurement of Integrated
    Logistics Services in the Public Sector

    Andreas Glas and Michael Essig

  3. Past Performance Evaluation in Repeated Procurement:
    A Simple Model of Handicapping

    Gian Luigi Albano and Berardino Cesi

  4. Adaptation Costs in Public Works Procurement in Italy
    Calogero Guccio, Giacomo Pignataro and Ilde Rizzo

  5. An Evaluation of Performance Information Procurement System (PiPS)
    Joop van Duren and André Dorée

  6. Measuring Professionalism Variables and their Implication
    to Procurement Outcomes in Uganda

    Benon C. Basheka and Michael .I. Mugabira

  7. Monitoring Quality in Centralized Procurement: An Empirical
    Analysis of Complaints in Consip Framework Contracts

    Marta Fana


  1. Eliminating Barriers for MSE's in the Public Procurement
    Marketplace of Chile

    David Escobar

  2. Procurement Capacity Development: From Theory to Practice
    Kirsten R. Ejlskov Jensen and Marie Louise Refsgaard

  3. Developing Countries in Public Procurement Markets:
    A Focus on SME Capabilities

    Barbara Ann Allen and Francis Ssennoga

  4. Public Procurement in Developing Countries
    Margaret Gilbert

  5. Measuring Losses to Public Procurement Corruption:
    The Uganda Case

    Khi V. Thai

  6. Identification and Specification of the Needs in the Benin
    Public Procurement Practice

    Benjamin Avamasse

  7. Tackling Corruption in Public Procurement: A Case of
    Uganda Local Government

    Pross Nagitta Oluka and Francis Ssennoga

  8. Transparency and Accountability of the Public Procurement
    System in Bulgaria

    Rumen Trifonov and Marieta Popova

  9. The Impact of the Current Tactical Public Procurement
    Practice in Uganda and its Implications for Socio-Economic
    Development Outcomes

    Willy Turyahikayo


  1. Addressing Conflicts of Interest in Procurement: First Steps
    on the World Stage, Following the UN Convention against

    Christopher R. Yukins

  2. Taxpayers Are Fighting Back: Transparency and
    Accountability Does Not Mean Inefficiency

    René Kling

  3. Trust is a Two-Way Street
    Richard Puyt


  1. Case Study on Public Procurement of Railway Maintenance
    Arnout van den Bosch

  2. Integrating Individual and Organizational Learning: Agency
    Lessons Learned Systems and the Case Method in
    Teaching Public Procurement

    Keith F. Snider

  3. Bid Challenge in Canada and the Impact on Public
    Procurement: Observations of Change from Inside the
    Reviewing Agency

    Randolph W. Heggart

  4. PIANOo-Desk: A Successstory of Online Sharing of
    Knowledge on Public Procurement

    Kees Tazelaar

  5. Challenges for Humanitarian Food Assistance:
    Focusing on WFP’s Procurement administration

    Toru Sakane



Preface: About the 4th International Public Procurement Conference

Part I: Comparative Procurement

1-1. Developments and Reforms in Public Procurement System in Kosovo: The First Decade
Ilaz Duli

1-2. Value for Money: The Limping Pillar in Public Procurement: Experience from Tanzania
Reginald G. Mamiro

1-3. Tackling Supply Chain Bottlenecks of Essential Drugs: A Case of Uganda Local Government Health Unitsimages/PROCEEDINGS/IPPC4/18TransparencyAccountabilityinProcurement/Paper18-.pdf
Pross Nagitta Oluka, Francis Ssennoga, and Stephen Kambaza

1-4. Public Procurement in Brazil Federal Government: A Perspective from the Agents Responsible for its Regulation and Operation
Alexandre Ribeiro Motta

1-5. Public Procurement in the Caribbean: Confronting the Challenges and Opportunities
Sandra Schrouder

1-6. Critical Signs of Public Procurement in a Transitional Country
Tunde Tatrai

1-7. Public Procurement Law in Bangladesh: from Bureaucratisation to Accountability 
Ridwanul Hoque

1-8. The First Information and Support Center of the Economic Operators for Participating in Public Procurement Procedures in Romania 
Ioan Cioba

1-9. The Public Procurement System in Russia: Road toward a New Quality 
Andrei Yakovlev, Lev Yakobson, and Maria Yudkevich

1-10. Determinants of Public Procurement Corruption in Uganda: A Conceptual Framework 
Benon C. Basheka, and Milton Tumutegyereize

1-11. Public Procurement and Corruption in Bangladesh 
Shakeel Ahmed Ibne Mahmood

1-12. Overview of Public Procurement in Ministry of Interior of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Personal Account of Institutional Transition on a Conflict Country
Alex Rok

1-13. The Public Procurement System in Bulgaria 
Roumen Trifonov and Marieta Popova

1-14. Reforming Public Procurement in The Philippines: Progress and Constraints 
David Seth Jones

1-15. International Joint Public Procurement: A New Initiative Hosted by The Luxembourg Central Bank 
Stephen Kaiser

1-16. Bid Protests as a Measure of Integrity in Public Procurement: A Descriptive Study of Municipalities in Uganda 
Peter Obanda Wanyama

1-18. Arbitration as a Dispute-Solving Mechanism in Public Procurement: A Comparative View between Peruvian and Spanish Systems 
Alexandra Molina Dimitrijevich

Part 2. Construction Procurement

2-1. Structuring Ideal Project Delivery System 
Seongkyun Cho, Glenn Ballard, Rahman Azari, and Yong Woo Kim

2-2. Alternative Contracting Strategies for Rebuilding Urban Infrastructure: Are They Really Effective? 
Kunhee Choi, Charles W. Ibbs, and Jae-Ho Pyeon

2-3. The Keynotes of the Direct Contracting System on the Public Housing Project 
Jinho Shin, Hyunsoo Lee, and Moonseo Park

2-4. Market Competition through Past Performance Criteria: An Amsterdam Case 
W.B. Ten Haaf

2-5. Whole Life Cost Bid Evaluation for Design-Build in Korea 
Sung Ho Park

2-6. Choice of Construction Procurement Mode of Cote D’ivoire 
Klonanourou Alphonse Coulibaly

2-7. Case Study on the Economic Crisis Management through Public Construction Works, Employed by the Korean Government 
Chull Lee

Part 3. Defense Procurement

3-1. Perception as a Characteristic of Decision Making in a Defense Contractor’s Proposal Process 
David Nixon

3-2. Korean Defense Procurement from Foreign Countries and International Cooperation Plan 
Seok Kim

3-3. Defence Supply Chain Management: Conceptual Framework and First Empirical Findings 
Michael Essig, Sandra Tandler and Michael Scheckenhofer

3-4. Emerging Professionalism in a Defence Acquisition Workforce 
David Moore and Kevin Burgess

3-5. Professionalization of the U.S. Defense Acquisition Workforce: Progress, Problems, and Future Directions 
Rene G. Rendon

3-6. In Search of Efficient and Effective Defence Procurement: An Australian Case Study 
Stefan Markowski and Robert Wylie

Part 4. Economics of Procurement

4-1. Framework Agreements and Repeated Purchases: The Basic Economics and a Case Study on the Acquisition of IT Services 
Gian Luigi Albano, Antonio Ballarin and Marco Sparro

4-2. Factors Contributing to Different Forms of Maverick Buying: An Empirical Test in the Government of Finland 
Katri Karjalainen and Erik M. Van Raaij

4-3. (Un)Bundling Infrastructure Procurement: Evidence from Water Supply and Sewage Projects 
Antonio Estache and Atsushi Iimi

4-4. Combinatorial Auctions in Public Procurement: Experiences from Sweden 
Anders Lunander and Sofia Lundberg

4-5. Contract Clause Dynamic Bargaining and Procurement Design 
Alessandro Avenali, Giorgio Matteucci and Fabio Nonino

4-6. Free-Riding in Procurement Design 
Klenio Barbosa

4-7. A Tentative Model of a Demand System for Public Procurement of Innovation 
Max Rolfstam

4-8. A Model to Predict Bid Distribution in Public Tenders 
Nicola Costantino, Marco Falagario, Roberto Pietroforte, and Fabio Sciancalepore

4-9. Job Creation On The Public Market 
Juan Francisco Martinez and David Escobar

4-10. Accountability and Transparency in Public Procurement: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Goals Versus Local Government Standards 
Steven G Chapman II and Keith Glatz

Part 5. e-Procurement

5-1. Public E-Procurement: Define, Measure and Optimize Organizational Benefits 
Francesco Gardenal

5-2. Electronic Public Procurement of Construction and Public Works: Towards a New Reality 
Antonio Grilo and Ricardo Jardimgoncalves

5-3. Policy Choices in the Implementation of Electronic Procurement: The Approach of The Uncitral Model Law on Procurement to Electronic Communications 
Caroline Nicholas

5-4. Implementation of e-Procurement System in Brazil 
Carlos Henrique De Azevedo Moreira

5-5. Policy Measures for Low-Carbon Green Growth 
Ja-Hyun Koo and Joong-Sik Lim

5-6. E-Tendering In Austria 
Paul Humann

5-7. E-Procurement Entry Strategy: The Indonesia Case 
Invanos Tertiana

5-8. E-Procurement in Brazil's State Governments 
Juarez Paulo Tridapalli, Waltair V. Machado and Elton Fernandes

Part 6. Government Asset Management

6-1. A Study on the Performance Improvement in Personal Property Management through the Application of RFID Technology 
Tae-Ryeon Kim

6-2. A Case Study on the Procurement Process Development in The Public Enterprise Through ERP Adoption 
Jeongwook Khang and Yungmok Yu

6-3. State-Owned Asset Management Reform in China 
Yaotai Lu and Hongli Wang

Part 7. Green Procurement

7-1. Assessment of Green Procurement as a Policy Tool: Cost-Efficiency and Competition Considerations 
Runar Brännlund, Sofia Lundberg and Per-Olov Marklund

7-2. Benefits and Obstacles of Environmental, Social and Sustainable Procurement 
Abdullah Korkmaz

7-3. The Urgent Need to Develop Sustainable Policy Tools For Medical Devices Public Procurement in Benin 
Pamphile Thierry Houngbo, Pamela Wright, Joske Bunders, Gert Jan Van Der Wilt, Daton Medenou, Laurent Dakpanon and Joost Ruitenberg

7-4. Bid Protests as a Measure of Integrity in Public Procurement in Uganda 
Peter Obanda Wanyama

7-5. Sustainable Public Procurement: A New Policy Paradigm in France? 
Ronan Le Velly

7-6. China Green Public Procurement Program: Issues and Challenges in its Implementation 
Yuhua Qiao and Conghu Wang

7-7. Towards Sustainable Public Procurement In China: Policy And Regulatory Framework, Current Developments And The Case For A Consolidated Green Public Procurement Code 
Cao Fuguo, Yan Yuying and Zhou Fen

7-8. Portland Oregon’s Waste Transport Contract: A Case Study in Utilizing Progressive Procurement Methodology to Achieve Sustainability Goals 
Darin Matthews

7-9. Sustainability as an Innovation in Public Procurement: The Case of Sustainable Construction in Greece 
Odysseus Manoliadis and Ioannis Tsolas

7-10. Sustainable Public Procurement 
A.B. Adjei

7-11. Public Procurement for Sustainable Development 
Veluppillai Mohan

Part 8. Health/Professional Service Procurement

8-1. Strategic Set Up and Tactical Management of Long-Term IT Contracts 
R.H.W. Jagt

8-2. In-House Provision, Procurement and Quality: Evidence from Elderly Care Services 
Mats A. Bergman, Sofia Lundberg and Giancarlo Spagnolo

8-3. Centralization and Networking in Italian NHS: European Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation 
Marco Meneguzzo, Marco Frey, Emanuela Delbufalo, Gloria Fiorani and Carmen Calabrese

8-4. Public Procurement in Cultural Heritage Conservation: An Exploratory Study for Italy 
Calogero Guccio and Ilde Rizzo

Part 9. International Trade and Procurement

9-1. The Competitive Dialogue in Portugal and Spain 
Pedro Telles

9-2. International Joint Public Procurement: The Case of the European Union Institutions, Agencies and Other Bodies 
Francisco García Morán

9-3. The Implementation of Free Trade Agreements: Caricom and CAFTA Procurement Practices in Belize and Guatemala 
Edward J Pabor

9-4. What Impact Has the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement Had on Public Procurement 
Richard Doyle

9-5. Is China Ready to Join the Government Procurement Agreement of the World Trade Organization? 
Stéphane Coudé, Prosper Bernard Jr. and Lisa Lu

9-6. A Study on the Government Procurement Provisions of Korean Free Trade Agreements: Centering on the Case of Korea-US FTA 
Dae-Sik Kim

9-7. Implementing National Measures on Public Procurement under the EC Directives: The Portuguese Experience 
João Amaral E. Almeida and Paula Bordalo Faustino

Part 10. Legal Issues in Public Procurement

10-1. Comparative Defense Procurement in Law and Development Context 
Dae-In Kim

10-2. Public Procurement: Catch 22 
Wouter Stolwijk

10-3. Compliance and Service Delivery: Case Study of Local Government Procurement Units in Uganda 
Tadeo Mbabazi, Karuhanga Bernadette and Mukokoma Maurice

10-4. Implementing Reasonable Rule for Imposing Criminal Penalty on Joint Bidders in Public Bid: Critical Comment on South Korea’s Case 
Sanghyun Lee

10-6. Organisation vs. Market in Purchasing Arrangements among Public Entities: The European Perspective 
Roberto Cavallo Perin and Dario Casalini

10-7. Legislative and Administrative Directives Governing Procurement Procedures: A Case Study for South Africa 
Kishore Raga and John Derek Taylor

Part 11. Practical Issues in Public Procurement Decisions and Procedures

11-1. The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions 
John J.D. Read

11-2. Fight Those Last Minute Decisions! 
John Konijn

11-3. Auction Versus Negotiation In Public Procurement: Looking For Empirical Evidence 
Eshien Chong, Carine Staropoli and Anne Yvrande-Billon

11-4. Transferability of Research On Contract Types And Problems 
Bill Davison and Richard J. Sebastian

11-5. Specification, Evaluation and Verification Realising Public Procurement for Innovation 
Sven-Eric Hargeskog

Part 12. Procurement Performance

12-1. Developing a Public Procurement Performance Measurement System in Uganda: A Baseline Survey 
Cornelia K. Sabiiti, Edwin Muhumuza and Benon C. Basheka

12-2. Achieving Continuous Improvement through Self-Assessment 
Jason Waterman and Louise Knight

12-3. Conceptual Framework for Performance Measurement in Public Procurement 
Michael Essig, Markus Amann and Raphael Boerner

Part 13. Procurement Preferences

13-1. The Role of Small Business in Economic Development of the United States 
Major L. Clark, III and Radwan N. Saade

13-2. Integrating Socio-Economic Policies into the Public Procurement Framework: An Analysis of the Public Procurement Option Model 
Francis Ssennoga and Jan Telgen

13-3. The Brazilian Experience of Using Public Procurement Policies to Promote the Development of Micro and Small Enterprises 
Pezzutti Ribeiro Teixeira Daniel

13-4. A Study of the Role of Public Procurement: Can Public Procurement Make Society Better? 
Jeong-Wook Choi

13-5. SMEs and Black Economic Empowerment in the Construction Industry: The Case of Gauteng Provincial Housing Department 
Stephen O. Migiro

13-6. Preferential Procurement: A Case Study of South Africa 
John Derek Taylor and Kishore Raga

Part 14. Procurement Profession

14-1. Public Procurement Skills Requirement Framework for Local Government Systems in Uganda: Perceptions from Pofessionals 
Benon C. Basheka

14-2. Procurement Processes and Performance: Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Procurement Function 
Patrick Kakwezi and Sonny Nyeko

14-3. Identifying Professional Certification Programs: A Job Analysis Study 
Ann Peshoff

14-4. Professionalising Communal Procurement: The Experience in the Dutch Public Sector 
Marcel Stuijts, Ditmar Waterman and Jos Schreijen

14-5. Trends in Public Procurement Certification in North America 
Norma J. Hall

14-6. Crossing Boundaries in Public Procurement 
Kees Tazelaar

Part 15. Public Private Partnership

15-1. Private Provision of Public Services in Developing Countries? The Case of Uganda’s Local Governments 
Charles Ndandiko

15-2. Public Private Partnership (PPP) on the Move or Going South? Empirical Indications for Successful PPP Decisions from German Municipalities 
H.C. Ulli and Vanessa Kehl

15-3. Partnership Concepts in Danish Public Procurement: Different Concepts for Different Customers 
Morten Munkgaard Møller, Kent Petersen, Jens Hedegaard, Allan Vendelbo and Søren Jakobsen

15-4. Machiavellian PPP? Evidence from Italian Local Government’s Projects for Public Services 
Federico Antellini Russo and Roberto Zampino

15-5. Long-Term Infrastructure Partnerships: Contracting Risks and Recommendations 
Pamela Bloomfield and F. Daniel Ahern, Jr.

Part 16. Public Procurement as an Economic Policy Tool

16-1. Procurement as a Tool for Economic Stimulus: The United States’s Experence, 2008-2010 
Joshua I. Schwartz

16-2. International Competitiveness: Government Policy and the Development of Competitive Industries 
Barry Anthony Ishmael

Part 17. Supply Chain Management

17-1. Supply Management Policy in Korea: Comparison / Review between Public and Private Organizations 
Sung-Kook Ryou

17-2. Going for Gold: The Practical Realities of Opening up the 2012 Olympic Supply Chain to SME Competition 
Scott A. Smith and Chris Bell

17-3. Metaphor, Mental Models and Paradigms in Supply Chain Management: The Implications of Applying a Complex Systems View to Understandings of the Characteristics of Supply Chains 
Bill Aukett

17-4. Risks Management in Public Procurement for Innovation: The Case of Nordic-Baltic Sea Cities 
Tarmo Kalvet and Veiko Lember

Part 18. Transparency & Accountability in Procurement

18-1. Development Model for Public Procurement – In a Danish Context 
Morten Munkgaard Møller, Jens Hedegaard, Kent Petersen, Allan Vendelbo and Søren Jakobsen

18-2. Procurement Reform at the United Nations: Launching a Pilot Programme to Promote Fairness, Transparency and Efficiency 
Jacqueline Schroeder

18-3. Imperfect Formal Contract Enforcement: The Case of Russian Public Procurement 
Svetlana Pivovarova

18-4. Lesson Learned from Irregularities Committed in Public Procurement 
Syed Zafar Shahid Tabish and K.N. Jha

18-5. On the Determinants of Collusion in Public Procurement: The Case of Chile 
Juan Francisco Martinez, S. David Escobar and Claudio Loyola

18-6. The Procurement Ombudsman: An Effective National Procurement Mechanism? 
Martine J. Gruppen

18-7. Reform in Defense Sector Procurement and the Role of Civil Society: An Experience of Korean Civil Society for Defense Sector Procurement Monitoring 
Sung-Goo Kang

18-8. Pr06-5-3 Whistleblowers Legislation Model for Nigeria 
Ibrahim Sule

18-9. The Effects of Full Transparency in Supplier Selection on Subjectivity and Bid Quality 
Jan Telgen and Fredo Schotanus

18-10. Concentrative Organization as a Model for Anticorruption: The Case of Chinese Public Procurement 
Conghu Wang and Xiaoming Li

18-11. Enhancing Transparency within Public Sector Procurement: The South African Experience 
Peter Volmink

18-12. Accountability and Transparency: Preventing Corruption in Public Procurement; Oral Debriefing Concept 
Muhimbise Andrew

18-13. Professional Buying Organisations, Sustainability and Competition in Public Procurement 
Gabriella M. Racca

Part 19. Miscellaneous Issues

19-1. The Use of Information Technology in Health Organizations Procurement
Alessandro Ancarani, Carmela Di Mauro, Maria Daniela Giammanco, and Francesco Mascali

19-2. Critical Success Factors in Government Contract Management
Rene G. Rendon

19-3. The Effects of Korean Government's Defense Industry Fostering Policy on the Performance of
Defense Industry Enterprises

Chicue Rim and Hoonyoung Lee

Publications: IPPC I Proceedings

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





  1. Minority Business Development: "Is It a Regulatory Requirement?"
    A. Geter

  2. Environmentally Preferable Procurement: Greening U.S. State Government Fleets
    D. Rahm and J. D. Coggburn

  3. The Government’s Role in Aiding Small Business Federal Subcontracting Programs 
    in the United States

    M. Clark, III, C. Moutray, and R. Saade

  4. A State’s Systematic Innovations Provide Socio-Economic Opportunities
    K. Hartley


  1. COTS Foundations: Essential Background and Terminology
    S. J. F. Baron

  2. Public Procurement for All: An Analysis of the United Nations System
    T. Sakane

  3. Public Sector Ethics and Contract Compliance Audits
    K. Sangster and J. Venti

  4. Tender Manipulation: Large Firms andInfrastructure Contracts
    T. Søreide

  5. Integrating Integrity and Procurement: The United Nations Convention against Corruption 
    and the UNCITRAL Model Procurement Law

    C. R. Yukins

  6. Reputational Commitments and Collusion in Procurement 
    G. Calzolari and G. Spagnolo

  7. Favoritism in public procurement: evidence from Sweden
    A. Hyytinen, S. Lundberg and O. Toivanen

  8. Grounds for Exclusion in Public Procurement: Measures in The Fight Against Corruption in European Union
    T. M. Arnáiz


  1. E-Procurement at Work: A Practical Experience in Italy
    P. Giacalone, I. Manduchi and R. Gobbi

  2. How E-Government May Enhance Public Procurement?
    M. Corsi, A. Gumina and D. Ciriaci

  3. Reasons and Opportunities for Introducing a Government Procurement Card in Italy 
    E. Morley-Fletcher

  4. The Web-Based Core Competency Profile Assessment Tool
    C. S. Post and M. L. Brunette

  5. Role of ICT in Diminishing Collusion in Procurement 
    M. O. de Almeida

  6. Manipulating Soft Performance Indicators in Public Procurement 
    F. Dini and G. Spagnolo


  1. The Relationship between Contract Administration Problems and Contract Type
    B. Davison and R. J. Sebastian

  2. Sustainable Procurement: Emerging Issues 
    H. Walker and W. Phillips

  3. Outsourced Procurement Training for Defence in Australia 
    R. Doyle

  4. Procurement Transformation in Canada and the United Kingdom 
    M. Sykes and T. Hartley


  1. Oral Communication Capabilities of Governmental Purchasers in the USA 
    R. O. Large, C. Giménez and D. T. McCarthy

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): A Public Procurement Best Practice 
    That Has Global Application
    J. R. Miller

  3. Collaborating on Procurement as a Shared Service 669
    J. G. Murray, P. G Rentell and D. Geere

  4. Public Private Partnerships as Modes of Procuring Public Infrastructure 
    and Service Delivery in Developing Countries: Lessons from Uganda 

    N. Charles

  5. Managing across Multiple Boundaries: Preliminary Findings from an Exploratory Study of PFI 
    Procurement Processes
    J. Zheng, M. Lewis, J. Roehrich, and H. Walker

  6. Emergency Contracting for Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans Gulf Area 
    M. M. D. Johnson

  7. Joint Bidding in Procurement 
    G. L. Albano, G. Spagnolo and M. Zanza

  8. Innovation-Promoting Public Procurement 
    S.-E. Hargeskog

  9. Design of Reasonable Multidimensional Auctions under Regulator Ignorance 
    P. A. Mori

  10. Supporting Facilities Management of Public Procurement: A Multicriteria 
    Approach to Sourcing Strategies in Health Sector
    A. Ancarani, G. Capaldo and T. Allegra

  11. Purchase-of-Service Contracting in Estonia 
    V. Lember and K. A. Kriz

  12. Public Procurement and Competition 
    L. Fiorentino

  13. Public Procurement Procedures 
    C. Csaba

  14. Using a Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Tool in Public Purchasing 
    J. M. Smith

  15. Public Procurement and International Trade Agreements: Smaller Developing Economy Considerations from a Caricom Perspective
    S. Gayle-Sinclair

  16. The Use o Economic Pricing Models in Government Procurement 
    R. G. Rhodd, G. Scott and K. V. Thai

  17. "Build It or Not": Normative and Positive Theories of Public-Private Partnerships 
    D. Martimort and J. Pouyet

  18. Building and Managing Facilities for Public Services
    J. Bennett and E. Iossa

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 and open and transparent environment. In Arusha, Tanzania, the eighth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC8) will take place. The IPPC is one of the largest, if not the largest, international public procurement conference globally dedicated to academic discussion and practitioner engagement. Over the last 14 years having built its profile in attracting partcipants from almost100 countries. 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...