BRIIF - Public Procurement Bridging International Forerunners

Projektin kesto: 
10.2014 - 9.2016
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) 60%
Rahoituksen määrä: 
EUR 474 459 (OBS 284 263 EUR)
Projektin kuvaus: 
Current welfare society is confronted with urgent need to reorganize public services with lower costs and more effectively. Simultaneously, decision-makers are geared towards assisting the development of globally operating businesses and facilitating the competitiveness of firms. Recently adopted procurement procedures, such as life cycle models and pre-commercial procurement, are developed in particular as a response to these challenges but require the parties to co-operate in innovative ways. The project aims to generate knowledge on value co-creation in a triad of public procurers, suppliers and end-customers. The triad is examined from strategic management, marketing and business network viewpoints paying particular attention to the legal and technological considerations. Using the cities as research laboratories the aim is to support the development of practices that facilitate pioneering in public procurement.
University of Oulu Business School : Professor Tuija Mainela, Professor Pauliina Ulkuniemi, Senior Research Fellow Sari Laari-Salmela, Researcher/Doctoral Candidate Hannu Torvinen, and Senior Research Fellow Saara Pekkarinen) and Center for Internet Excellence, University of Lapland, City of Oulu, City of Hämeenlinna, Municipality of Tyrnävä
Projektin tulokset: 
The project documents innovative public procurement cases from the viewpoints of strategic management, market creation and network effects paying attention to the learning technologies as the platforms and the legal and political frameworks as the critical procedural determinants of the procurement practice. Furthermore, the project analyses internal and interactional procurement practices in the triads of public procurers-suppliers-end customers. With respect to the network effects the aim is to define end-user centred market-shaping practices and features of effective public-private partnerships in technologically facilitated and legally sustainable manner. This allows for modelling the operational processes that support innovativeness in
Responsible leader Professor Tuija Mainela ( and Project Manager Saara Pekkarinen (saara.pekkarinen@oulu,fi)

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