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Public Procurement of Homogeneous Goods: the Czech Republic Case Study

Author(s): PhDr. Ing. Jiří Skuhrovec PhD.,
PhDr. Jan Soudek ,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2013
Number: 5
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Published in: IES Working Papers 5/2013
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: public procurement, homogeneous goods, energy markets
JEL codes: H57, D23, D73, C21
Suggested Citation: Soudek, J., Skuhrovec, J. (2013). “Public Procurement of Homogeneous Goods: the Czech Republic Case Study” IES Working Paper 05/2013. IES FSV. Charles University.
Grants: GACR P402/11/0948 Developing Analytical Framework for Energy Security: Time-Series Econometrics, Game Theory, Meta-Analysis and Theory of Regulation
Abstract: The goal of this paper is to show how institutional and procedural characteristics affect the final price of the public procurement. In order to get comparable prices, only public procurement of homogeneous goods is analyzed. Presented model attempts to explain the variation in unit price as a function of price estimated by the contracting authority, market price and characteristic of procurement procedure – type of procedure, number of bidders and use of electronic auction.
We find that the final price in the electricity and natural gas public procurement is more sensitive to purchaser’s estimate than to actual market price. At the same time, we identify that the final price is reduced by using open procedure, electronic auction or attracting more competitors.
Downloadable: WP_2013_05_Soudek_Skuhrovec

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