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E-Procurement for PPPs and Concessions:

Current Trends and Opportunities

Bruno de Cazalet, Iryna Zapatrina


Keywords: public-private partnership, PPP, public procurement, electronic procurement, e-procurement, digitalisation

Recently, also due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of using e-procurement is becoming more and more relevant for all countries around the world, and especially for EU Member States implementing the requirements of the Directives on public procurement. The substantial advantages of the use of electronic procedures for public procurement for reduction of tender costs and better prices, the possibility to avoid misuse, collusion and corruption, led some countries to explore opportunities to adapt the traditional e-procurement experience for public-private partnership (PPP) and concession tenders. Today, the regulation in this field is practically absent and the experience is very limited. This article presents: an analysis of the situation regarding current regulation, experience in electronic PPP procurement implementation, and trends; the peculiarities of PPP procurement compared to traditional public procurement; the difficulties related to PPP procurement as e-procurement; and the recommendations of authors on the use of electronic procurements for PPPs and concessions based on the peculiarities of a project implemented using relevant mechanisms.
Keywords: public-private partnership; PPP; public procurement; electronic procurement; e-procurement; digitalisation

Bruno de Cazalet, Doctor at Law, Honorary Member of the Paris Bar, Member of the Business Advisory Board of UNECE PPP International Centre of Excellence. Iryna Zapatrina, Doctor of economics, Professor, Director of the Scientific Research Financial Institute of Kiev National Trade and Economy University, the Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian PPP Development Support Center, founder of the Academy of Public-Private Partnership, Kyiv, Ukraine. For correspondence: <> and <>.


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