The use of public procurement as a vehicle for implementing various socioeconomic preference policies has a long history. This article reviews the current state of affairs of procurement preference programs with regard to U.S. state and local governments and analyzes their impact on both the recipients and on the public procurement process. Opportunities for further research are noted, and the authors conclude that the ability to navigate the difficult waters of socioeconomic preferences should be a core competency of state and local public procurement officials.
Qiao, Y., Thai, K.V. and Cummings, G. (2009), "State and local procurement preferences: A survey", Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 9 No. 3/4, pp. 371-410. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOPP-09-03-04-2009-B003Download as .RIS
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