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Measuring procurement performance in Europe

Flynn, Anthony ORCID: 2018. Measuring procurement performance in Europe. Journal of Public Procurement 18 (1) , pp. 2-13. 10.1108/JOPP-03-2018-001

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The European Commission has begun to measure procurement performance in countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). Performance is understood in terms of practices designed to maximize value for money (VfM). This paper reports on the performance measurement system currently in use and what the European Commission’s own data tells us about contemporary procurement practices in EEA countries. It explains the methodology devised by the European Commission to operationalize and measure procurement performance at country level. It then reveals which European countries are above average, average or below average in the performance assessment. There follows some discussion on progress made to date in making public procurement more effective across the EEA. The paper alights on priorities for the future.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Publisher: PrAcademic Press
ISSN: 1535-0118
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 September 2016
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 01:35

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