IRSPP7 2017 Milan, Italy

IRSPP7 2017 Milan, Italy

The seventh workshop of the International Research Study on Public Procurement (IRSPP) will be held in Milan, Italy from 25-27 September 2017. 

The seventh IRSPP workshop will be focused on

Collaborative Public Procurement

The aim of the workshop is to explore differing approaches to collaborative procurement. We intend going beyond basic joint procurement or centralized public procurement, to examine experiences of, and the possibilities arising, from effective collaboration. Topics covered may include the organisation of collaborative procurement, exploring suppliers’ reactions, the benefits and stumbling blocks associated with the creation and actual implementation of collaborative procurement for buyers and contracting authorities.

Various approaches towards stimulating successful collaborative procurement have been adopted by public entities in different countries. The best approach may differ from country to country. Exchanging (positive and negative) experiences arising from different approaches and in different situations will improve your understanding of how best to further develop new collaborative procurement approaches. This workshop provides opportunity to exchange and discuss these approaches, find out the reasons why they failed or succeeded and to learn lessons from each other.

We are in the process of collecting data about cases of collaborative public procurement projects. if you think you can contribute to the research, you can complete the following questionnaire, one for each collaborative public procurement initiative you wish to describe, by clicking the following link:

After the workshop a summary and conclusions will be prepared by the IRSPP organizers. This will be circulated among the participants for approval of any quotes or descriptions relating to their specific country.

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Workshop Sponsors

We are grateful to the following organisations for their sponsorship, without which the workshop could not have taken place:


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