Will Electronic Procurement Change the Public Sector’s Purchasing Behaviour?
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This paper highlights the findings from the KNUT project (Electronic Procurement of Telecommunications Services for the Swedish Public Sector). The project created a base for an electronic tool/service in order to carry out the whole public procurement process electronically from analysis of needs, through development of request for proposal (RfP), contract administration and feed back, as well as a model for public procurement of telecommunications services outgoing from end-users’ and organisational needs. The study includes a detailed analysis of the procurement processes and a model for structuring requirements on telecommunication for the public administration agencies. The theoretical model and a prototype of the electronic service were successfully tested in real “life” procurement of telephony services for the local government of Lindesberg community. One of the interesting results from the KNUT service is the possibility to analyse in a structured way the pros and cons of public procurement from centrally negotiated framework contracts versus local procurement.
public procurement, quality and efficiency of public procurement, electronic procurement service, telecommunications
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74793OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-74793DiVA: diva2:495259