Writing Tips for Papers. The general format of the manuscript should be as follows: title of article, names of author, abstract, and text.

The ABSTRACT should not have more than 120 words in length, covering(1) a statement of the background situation that led to the development ofthe manuscript; (2) a clear statement of the problem or the basic issuesinvolved; (3) a brief summary of the key findings or conclusions of theresearch; and (4) a brief description of the methodology used.

Whenever possible, the text discussion should be divided into suchmajor sections as INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, and REFERENCES. Manuscripts should be submitted typed, double-spaced, on one side only. The entire typing area on the title page should be four and one-half inches wide by five and one-half inches long. The major headings should be separated from the text by two lines of space above and one line of space below. Each heading should be in capital letters, centered, and in bold. Secondary headings, if any, should be flushwith the left margin, in bold characters, and have the first letter of all mainwords capitalized. Leave two lines of space above and one line of spacebelow secondary headings. All manuscripts should be left- and right-handmargin justified.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of collaboration, sources of research funds, andaddress changes for an author should be listed in a separate section at theend of the paper after the section on References.

EXPLANATORY FOOTNOTES should be kept to a minimum and benumbered consecutively throughout the text and aggregated in sequenceunder the heading NOTES, at the end of the text but before REFERENCES.The REFERENCES section (APA style) serves to provide the reader withsufficient information so that he or she can easily locate the work cited inthe research. Overall, each reference should include the followinginformation author(s)’ name (first name, middle initial, and last name); titleof work; journal, serial, proceedings, or book in which the work waspublished; volume and number of the issue [example: volume 1, number 1would appear as 1(1)]; date the work was published; page numbers (in thecase of journals, serials, and proceedings).

IPPC Collection

News Release

The 8th International Public Procurement Conference

Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th August, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania

Public Procurement remains a key focus for policy makers in this time of global downturn and austerity. As such both academics and practitioners have a desire to share their research and practice in an open and transparent environment. The platform for academic discussion and practitioner engagement is provided by IPPC, which is one of the largest international public procurement conferences. Over the last 14 years, IPPC events have attracted participants from about 100 countries. The forthcoming Eighth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC8) will take place in Arusha City in Tanzania from 8th to 10th 2018. This remarkable event will bring together about 1,000 delegates across the globe. For detailed information about IPPC8, please click here.

Best Paper Awards

There are three best paper awards, with US$2,000 for the 1st best paper, US$1,000 for the 2nd best paper, and US$500 for the 3rd best paper.

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

The deadline for Abstract/Paper Proposal Submissions is 31st October, 2017...