The Rationale behind Implementation of New Electronic Tools for Electronic Public Procurement

The Rationale behind Implementation of New Electronic Tools for Electronic Public Procurement

Nataša Pomazalová (University of Defense, Czech Republic) and Stanislav Rejman (AURA, s.r.o., Czech Republic)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8358-7.ch118
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the effective implementation of new electronic tools for Public e-Procurement in public sector organizations. While an analysis of the characteristics of transformation processes necessary for the development of e-Government and the choice between Public e-Procurement tools is theoretically already well developed, there are still a number of ambiguities in the approaches of rationalization implementation of these. A deeper understanding of the decision-making phenomenon in general is provided. Flexibly adjusting the e-Government strategy on dynamics of the development of Public e-Procurement tool ex ante or leading in an effort to change the organizational structures, information flows, and constraints in which public sector organizations operate in the area of Public e-Procurement. Public e-Procurement tools are selected for the analysis, because interesting progress is expected here. Results from the nature of the dynamic transformation processes and decision-making show the need to support changes in the environment arising from the development of e-Government.
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Transformation Processes And E-Government Implementation

Transformation processes that are ongoing within the society are also reflected by the public administration. The public administration restructures and downsizes the number of personnel and equipment in the context of transformational processes (Bonham, Seifert, & Thorson, 2001; West, 2001, 2004; Scholl, 2005, 2006; Torres, Pina, & Royo, 2005). This restructuring and the efforts to reduce costs created space for efficient introduction of electronic tools into the sphere of public administration ably supported by legislation (Gil-Garcia & Martinez-Moyano, 2007). The principal reasons for introduction of e-Government could be (Danziger & Andersen, 2002; Gottschalk, 2009):

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