Work detail

Public procurement of mobile network operators services

Author: Mgr. Zdeněk Polák
Year: 2015 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Ing. Jiří Skuhrovec PhD.
Work type: Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
Language: English
Pages: 75
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Abstract: This thesis deals with public procurement of mobile network operators services and analysis
of institutional and procedural characteristics under which public authorities are able to reach
lower prices than regular retail customers. The applied model attempts to explain a variation
in final price of high consumption mobile services consumer basket. The variation is
explained as a function of estimated price of consumer basket, year of tender, length of
contract, supplier, governance structure of public authority, number of bidders and use of
electronic auction.
The results indicate that usage of electronic auction brings lower final price of mobile services
by 8.6 %, T-Mobile is more expensive than O2 and Vodafone on average by 8 % and each
additional bidder decreases the final price on average by 6.1 %. We found that there exists
statistically significant difference in the final price with respect to type of public authority.
The final price of mobile services is decreasing in time, on average by 9 % per year. Together
with insignificance of the variable measuring length of contract, it follows that long term
contracts are not cost-efficient




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