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SMEs in Public Procurement

Practices and Strategies for Shared Benefits

In series:OECD Public Governance Reviewsview more titles

Published on October 26, 2018

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The relevance and economic implications of public procurement – which represents 12% of GDP and one-third of government expenditures in the OECD area - make it a powerful tool for improving public service delivery. At the same time, governments are increasingly using their purchasing power to pursue strategic objectives in different policy areas such as sustainability, innovation or providing support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Making it easier for SMEs to access public procurement opportunities improves the general economic environment, promotes inclusive growth and supports principles such as equal treatment, open access and effective competition. This report takes stock of the approaches adopted in 37 OECD and non-OECD countries to help SMEs perform better in public procurement markets, including removing barriers to their participation. The report also describes the main features of a public procurement system that benefits both the public sector and SMEs.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Strategic Considerations for SMEs in Public Procurement5 chapters available
Public procurement and SMEs: Why the relationship matters?
Ensuring a public procurement environment conducive to SME participation
Intervening to support SMEs in public procurement
Enabling implementation: What is it SMEs and public procurement officials need?
Monitoring and evaluation: How are SMEs performing?
Country profiles37 chapters available
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy – Consip
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Mexico
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Bulgaria
Colombia
Costa Rica
Thailand
Ukraine
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