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Public Procurement Procedures and Their Effects: Evidence from the EU
Thesis title in Czech: Druhy řízení v zadávání veřejných zakázek a jejich efekty: Případ Evropské unie
Thesis title in English: Public Procurement Procedures and Their Effects: Evidence from the EU
Key words: veřejné zakázky, druhy zadávacích řízení, otevřené řízení, jednací řízení, užší řízení, cena veřejných zakázek
English key words: public procurement, procurement procedures, open procedure, negotiatedprocedure, restricted procedure, cost of procurement
Academic year of topic announcement: 2017/2018
Type of assignment: Bachelor's thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Supervisor: PhDr. Miroslav Palanský, Ph.D.
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 13.06.2018
Date of assignment: 13.06.2018
Date and time of defence: 10.09.2019 09:00
Date of electronic submission:31.07.2019
Date of proceeded defence: 10.09.2019
Reviewers: Mgr. Jindřich Matoušek, Ph.D.
URKUND check:
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Palguta, Ján & Filip, Pertold. 2016. K čemu vede (ne)transparentnost veřejných zakázek? Studie 3/2016. IDEA CERGE-EI. Retrieved from

Kolektiv autorů. 2012. Veřejné zakázky v ČR: Co říkají data o chování zadavatelů? Studie 5/2012. IDEA CERGE-EI. Retrieved from

Cees J. Gelderman, Paul W. Th. Ghijsen, Marc J. Brugman, (2006) "Public procurement and EU tendering directives – explaining non‐compliance", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 19 Issue: 7, pp.702-714,

Chvalkovská, J.; Skuhrovec, J.(2010): Measuring transparency in public spending: Case of Czech Public e-Procurement Information System, IES working paper 11/2010

Směrnice Evropského Parlamentu a Rady 2014/24/EU ze dne 26. února 2014. Retrieved from

PAVEL Jan: Efektivnost fungování kontrolních systémů veřejných zakázek v České republice. Transparency International – Česká republika. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80- 87123-10-2
Preliminary scope of work in English
The public procurement spending corresponds to approximately 14% of GDP annually. It is therefore important to have a clear idea of how to assure that the process of public procurement is transparent. In my thesis, I will be interested in the manner how each of the procurements are issued. Mainly I will focus on the influence the type of procurement procedure has on other variables, such as the difference between the estimated and final bidded price. I will try to find out whether each type of procedure is more commonly found in certain sectors, or if some of the EU countries seem to prefer one kind of procedure over the rest. This will be, however, made harder due to the fact that different EU states use slightly different types of procedure each, so I will have to look into the individual differences in each country in detail.

My goal therefore is to investigate whether we can observe any positive effect on the prices of the procurements and if the prices could be lowered if the state institutions started using more open types of procurement procedures.

I. There is a significant difference in the price as estimated by authorities and the final price when comparing open procurement procedure and other types.
II. All sectors tend to use open procurement procedure just as often as others.
III. The countries in the Western and Northern Europe use the open type of procedure more often than the other states.

The main cause why my study could contribute to already existing literature is that a relatively recently made dataset will be used in the process of making the models. This dataset combines all data on public procurement from all the countries of the EU (plus several others), making it the first dataset containing all the data at once. Before that, most of the studies seemed to be made on smaller scale, usually only one country (Gelderman, Ghijsen, Brugman, 2006; Aschhoff, Sofka, 2009). Therefore, the findings will be original and potentially useful for writing larger scale studies.

The thesis will be split into two parts, theoretical and empirical. The main focus of the theoretical part will be assessing directives and law of the EU and the examined countries. This will be done by analyzing the available documents and their comparison. In the empirical part, I will firstly try to give a general overview of my dataset, which will be a list of public contracts of the EU. After that, I will test the above stated hypotheses using regression analysis based on ordinary least squares method. Through that, I will try to identify the relationships between the type of public procurement procedure as a dependent variable and other variables like the estimated value of the contract, final value, number of bidders, etc.

I. Introduction
II. Literature review
III. Theoretical part
a. Definitions of basic terms
b. Procurement procedures in states of the EU
IV. Epirical part
a. Description of data
b. Used methods
c. Data assessment and analysis
d. Testing hypotheses
e. Description of results
V. Conclusion
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