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Negotiated Procedures Overrated? Evidence from France Questions the Commission’s Approach in the Latest Procurement Reforms

Lisa Chever, John Moore


The new European legislative proposals on public procurement suggest introducing the unconditional possibility for public buyers to use negotiated procedures with publication. Such procedures have been available to French public buyers for contracts up to €5 million since 2004. We use an original and comprehensive database from Paris Habitat-OPH, the largest social housing constructor in Europe, to empirically assess the impact of negotiated procedures on price. After


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