Public procurement


Public Procurement in Germany

Strategic Dimensions for Well-being and Growth

As the largest economy in Europe, Germany has a massive public procurement market, accounting for around 15% of GDP (EUR 500 billion) per year and affecting many areas of the economy and society. This review analyses public procurement's impact on the well-being of Germany's citizens by focusing on six areas: economic impact and beyond, the legal and governance framework, centralisation, e-procurement, strategic procurement and human capital. In addition, it analyses procurement at subnational level, since almost 80% of procurement in Germany is conducted by Länder and local governments.

Published on August 26, 2019Also available in: German

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Executive summary
The impact of public procurement in Germany: Economic effects and beyond
Enhancing the legal framework and governance structure for public procurement in Germany
Strategic centralisation of procurement to maximise economic benefits in Germany
Electronic procurement in Germany
The use of strategic procurement in Germany
The human resource capital of the German public procurement system
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