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Transparency in public procurement processes: a case study of a Swedish public procurement process in the consultancy market
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores the transparency in public procurement processes in Sweden. The purpose of the thesis is to evaluate the procurement process in the case of framework agreements on consultancy services and the focus is on exploring perceptions on the procurement process from both suppliers and procurers. The thesis contributes with findings to a research area that is not well studied, and where there is a need for more research. Previous research has focused on evaluating the regulations rather than the process.

The results suggest that the specific procurement process studied is perceived to work well and being transparent. There might be information asymmetries present in the process which could potentially threaten the transparency. To further improve the procurement process both suppliers and procures would like to see more room for dialogue and less focus on following the regulations to the letter.

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2015. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Public procurement, efficiency, information asymmetries, framework agreement, Kammarkollegiet, transparency
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-169906OAI: diva2:825983
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Degree of Master - Economics of Innovation and Growth
Available from: 2015-06-29 Created: 2015-06-24 Last updated: 2015-06-29Bibliographically approved

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