Work detail

Public procurement in municipalities

Author: Bc. Martin Pospíšil
Year: 2012 - winter
Leaders: doc. Petr Janský Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 70
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Abstract: This thesis deals with the public procurement and the influence of various economic and
political aspects on the achieved efficiency of their competitive contracting in municipalities.
The theoretical part of the thesis provides an overview of the classic arguments justifying the
existence of public procurement and use of competitive contracting for the provision of public
services, nevertheless, it also points to certain drawbacks associated with it. Furthermore, the
author attempts to describe the possible link between the concentration of political power in
the bodies of municipalities and the effectiveness of competition mechanism in public
procurement, which is an issue that is still uncharted in the literature. At the end the main
aspects of the legislation on public procurement in the Czech Republic are mentioned. The
aim of the empirical part of the thesis was to test hypotheses arising from the theoretical part
employing econometric methods on a sample of public contracts awarded in the capital and
23 statutory towns in the Czech Republic during the electoral period 2006-2010. In order to
test the hypotheses, linear models were developed, to which the method of ordinary least
squares was applied, and some robust methods, due to the specific nature of the data.
Regarding economic aspects, analysis results were consistent with the findings of previous
studies. Some models have shown a possible connection between the efficiency of public
contracting and political environment.
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