The factors causing delays in public procurement: the Czech Republic versus the UK


NEMEC Juraj PLAČEK Michal PŮČEK Milan Jan OCHRANA František SCHMIDT Martin

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Public Money & Management
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords Benchmarking; comparison; Czech Republic; public procurement; time delays; UK
Description This paper presents a comparison of time delays in the awarding of public sector contracts in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. The problem of these time delays has not been adequately addressed in the academic literature. The authors analysed the factors impacting on time delays in each country. A significant portion of GDP, in all countries, is allocated via public procurement. This paper compares the length of procurement procedures in the Czech Republic and the UK and the reasons for delays. The authors highlight the absence of public policies on procurement in the Czech Republic. A basic prerequisite for improving the results of public procurement is for all actors in the process to be involved and committed: officials and politicians and the public.
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