This paper proposes a conceptual framework for the study of public procurement policy. It reviews policy-related writings by public procurement scholars and assesses these works from the perspective of their contributions to generalized understandings of public procurement policy. Selected tools and concepts from the policy sciences are applied to propose a model to illuminate unique aspects of public procurement policy in ways that will facilitate its study. The paper concludes by discussing some recent actions, trends, and issues from the U.S defense procurement sector in terms of the framework. Models such as the one proposed in this paper will contribute to enhanced approaches to procurement policy analysis by scholars, as well as to informed and sophisticated policy implementation by practitioners.
Snider, K. and Rendon, R. (2008), "Public procurement policy: implications for theory and practice", Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 310-333. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOPP-08-03-2008-B003Download as .RIS
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