International Handbook of Public Procurement (Public Administration and Public Policy 146)

International Handbook of Public Procurement (Public Administration and Public Policy 146)

By: Khi V. Thai (editor), Evan M. Berman (editor)Hardback

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Since the 1990s, government at all levels is under increasing pressure to do more with less. However, despite the U.S. government spending about 15 to 20 percent of its GDP on contracts for goods and services, there is a paucity of reference books for public procurement officials and very few textbooks for courses on the subject. Filling this void, the International Handbook of Public Procurement provides the knowledge necessary to understand how procurement works and how to improve the cost-effectiveness of procurement systems. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the book focuses on the managerial, economic, political, and legal aspects of this topic. It begins with a conceptual framework and highlights various reforms occurring in certain countries. By examining these improvements, readers are able to apply this knowledge to their own strategies. The next section presents selected cases that illustrate the public procurement process, examining systems in various nations including Germany, China, South Africa, Cambodia, Uganda, and Estonia. The book also discusses the rise of electronic procurement systems (E-procurement) and reviews the benefits of these efficient systems. Other topics presented in this comprehensive volume include practical discussions on contract negotiations, bidding, price strategies and cost analysis, and an insightful chapter on the market's response to contract award announcements. A virtual encyclopedia from numerous international experts, this book was assembled by Khi V. Thai, Professor at Florida Atlantic University and Editor of the Journal of Public Procurement. Dr. Thai has provided technical assistance in the area of public procurement to governments across the world. Empowering those on all sides of the issue, this volume dispenses advice valuable to government officials and contractors, as well as providing a comprehensive text for public administration students.

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International Public Procurement: Concepts and Practices, K.V. Thai PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK Framework for Assessing the Acquisition Function at Federal Agencies, U.S. Government Accountability Office Assessing Federal Procurement Reform: Has the Procurement Pendulum Stopped Swinging?, J.A. Pegnato Analytical Framework for the Management and Reform of Public Procurement, P.R. Schapper, J.V. Malta, and D.L. Gilbert EU Directives as Anticorruption Measures: Excluding Corruption-Convicted Tenderers from Public Procurement Contracts, T.M. Arnaiz Public Procurement Reforms in Africa: A Tool for Effective Governance of the Public Sector and Poverty Reduction, B. Basheka Simulation Approach to In-House versus Contracted Out Cost Comparisons, D.R. Deis, H. Schneider, C.G. Wilmot, and C.H. Coates, Jr. Public Procurement Organization: A Comparison of Purchasing's Organizational Roles and Responsibilities in the Public and Private Sectors, P.F. Johnson, M.R. Leenders, and C. McCue Service Sourcing, A. Ancarani How Many Vendors Does it Take to Screw Down a Price? A Primer on Competition in Procurement, J.M. Keisler and W.A. Buehring PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS Public Procurement in the United Nations System, T. Sakane EC Regime on Public Procurement, S. Arrowsmith U.S. Federal Government Procurement: Organizational Structure, Process, and Current Issues, K. Caravella Public Procurement in Germany, M. Essig, S. Dorobek, A. Glas, and S. Leuger China's Government Procurement Policy and Institutional Framework: History, Structure, and Operation, C. Fuguo Overview of the Government Procurement System in South Africa, P. Bolton Public Procurement in Cambodia, D. S. Jones Procurement Systems in Uganda, E. Agaba and N. Shipman Public Procurement in Post-Transitional Context: The Case of Estonia, V. Lember and V. Vaske Procurement Process in the Public Sector: An International Perspective, N. Caldwell and E. Bakker E-PROCUREMENT Key Issues in E-Procurement: Procurement Implementation and Operation in the Public Sector, S.R. Croom and A. Brandon-Jones Factors Influencing E-Procurement Usage, K. Dooley and S. Purchase Facilitators of Public E-Procurement: Lessons Learned from the U.K., U.S., and Australian Initiatives, K. Vaidya, G.C. Callender, and A.S.M. Sajeev Evaluation of Public E-Procurement Services Accessibility: A Multicriteria Approach, G. Bruno, E. Esposito, and M. Mastroianni The World Bank E-Procurement for the Selection of Consultants: Challenges and Lessons Learned, K. Leipold, J. Klemow, F. Holloway, and K. Vaidya E-Procurement Management in State Governments: Diffusion of E-Procurement Practices and Its Determinants, M.J. Moon PUBLIC PROCUREMENT METHODS AND PRACTICES Best Practices: Using Spend Analysis to Help Agencies Take a More Strategic Approach to Procurement, U.S. Government Accountability Office Contract Negotiations, W.C. Lawther Controlling Service Process Performance with Statistical Process Control, R.G. Kauffman Fixed Asset Disposal: Methods and Strategies for Disposing of Personal Property in the Public Sector, D. Matthews and E. Gibson Enhancing Use of Past Performance as a Source Selection Criterion, K.F. Snider and M.F. Walkner Ban-on-Negotiations in Tender Procedures: Undermining the Best Value for Money?, K. Kruger Bid Protests: Theory and Practice, R.E. Lloyd Decision Technological Foundations of Public Procurement Processes, C. Csaki and P. Gelleri Pricing Strategies and Cost Analysis in Public Procurement, R.G. Rhodd Public-Private Partnerships, L.L. Martin Market's Response to Contract Award Announcements: Government versus Corporate Contracts, S.J. Larson and A. Picou Economic Context of Public Procurement, G.C. Callender and D. Matthews Offset Policy Design in International Procurement, T.K. Taylor Regression Approach for Estimating Procurement Cost, G.W. Moore and E.D. White III Procurement Design: Lessons from Economic Theory and Illustrations from the Dutch Procurement of Welfare-to-Work Projects, S. Onderstal and F. Felso Index

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  • publication date: 15/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781420054576
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 840
  • ID: 9781420054576
  • weight: 1632
  • ISBN10: 1420054570

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