TABLE OF CONTENTS

  Preface  v
  List of Contributors  vi
1. Introduction
Khi V. Thai
 1

Part I. Public Procurement Systems

 20
2. Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector: Evidence from Firm-Level Data
Tania Ghossein, Asif M. Islam and Federica Saliola
 21
3. Public Procurement Systems: A Comparative Study of Ireland and Saudi Arabia
Dhafer Al Ahmari and Paul Davis
 56
4. Effects of Governance Structures on Sustainability- Oriented Supplier Behavior: Analysis of National Action Plans and Their Effects in Public Procurement
Andreas H. Glas, Julian Gaus, Michael Essig
 85

Part 2. Public Procurement Methods and Strategies

 103
5. Detecting Bid-Rigging in the “Big Data Era”
Paolo Buccirossi, Giulia Di Pierro and Luca Giangregorio
 104
6. Alternative Approach to Public Procurement: Selling Put Options via Electronic Auction
Matias Huhtilainen
 124
7. The Numbers Tell the Tale: A Spend Analysis in Five Government Procuring and Disposing Entities in Uganda
Charles Ndandiko, David N. Kiyingi, Francis Ssennoga and Roel van Weert
 145
8. Adoption of Force Account Mechanism in Road Maintenance Works’ Procurements: Stakeholders’ Opinions in Uganda
Faith Mbabazi and Godfrey Mugurusi
 167
9. The Desirability and Feasibility of Developing Sustainability Index for Public Procurement
Edward Schwerin, Eric Prier and Clifford McCue
 181
10. Improvements In Services Contracting: The Defense Department’s Implementation Of Performance-Based Services Acquisition
William Lucyshyn and John Rigilano
 211

Part 3. Use of Literature Review for Procurement Research

 229
11. Performance Expectations Gap in Public Works Contracts: A Theoretical Review
Charles Kalinzi, Joseph Ntayi, Moses Muhwezi and Levi Kabagambe
 230
12. An Exploratory Literature Review across Scientific Silos on Public Procurement
Timo Kivistö and Veli Matti Virolainen
 260
13. A Framework For Collaborative Public Procurement (CPP): Developed From An International Survey
Andrea Patrucco, Christine Harland, Jane Lynch, Tunde Tatrai, and Jan Telgen
 285

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News Release

The 9th International Public Procurement Conference
28-30 September, 2023, in Santiago, Chile

COVID-19 has forced us to postpone the 9th  International Public Procurement Conference that was scheduled in August 2020, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As COVID-19 has been under control (not over yet), our Conference Committee decided to hold IPPC9 on 28-30, 2023 in Santiago, Chile, instead of Argentina which has faced a serious economic recession.

We are happy to see IPPC9 is co-hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank; the Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile; and the Central University of Finance and Economics, China. The Inter-American Development Bank will cover travel expenses for three invited keynote peakers and heads of select National Procurement agencies in Caribbean and Latin American countries.

So far, we have received 112 paper proposals and 55 full papers. It is expected over 350 participants, if COVID-19 does not pose any significant health risks.

We are looking for papers covering many procurement topics as listed in our flyer (http://ippa.org/ippc9/ippc-flyer). All proposals and papers submissions must be completed online as follows:

Deadline for paper proposal submissions 20th December 2022
Notification of acceptance of paper proposals 31st December 2022
Deadline for full papers submission 30st June 2023
Notification of acceptance of full papers 31st July 2023

Early registration (with reduced fees)

31st August 2023

Paper Preparation Guidelines. The general format of the manuscript should be as follows....

The deadline for Abstract/Paper Proposal Submissions (IPPC9) is 20th December, 2022...