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Public procurement is a fundamental aspect of government operations, but frequently procurement is poorly understood by many with vested interests in this function. This book provides a better understanding of public purchasing procedures by reviewing standard procurement practices and exploring the differences in these practices as they relate to the procurement of traditional goods and services.
This report, conducted by the LBJ School and sponsored by Accenture, draws information from the literature on public procurement, interviews with experts in the field, and case studies of several jurisdictions in the United States at the state and local level. Best practices are highlighted for the benefit of policymakers and public procurement agencies.
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