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Competition in public procurement in the Czech healthcare system and its impact on the final price

Konkurencia vo verejnom obstarávaní v českom zdravotníctve a jej dopad na finálnu cenu

Mária Horehájová -Milan Křápek -Juraj Nemec

Český finanční a účetní časopis, 2021, vol. 2021, issue 1, 23-35

Abstract: Due to the growing volume of public procurements in the Czech Republic every year, the topic of their quality setting and the achieved result is extremely relevant. One of the important qualitative criteria of public procurement (PP) is the degree of competition, which, as domestic and foreign studies show, affects the final, competitive price of PP. In our article, we focused on the relationship between the degree of competition and the achieved savings from PP in the Czech healthcare system in the period from 2014 to 2019. Our analysis confirmed a statistically significant inversely proportional relationship between the number of offers and the final price achieved through PP. A negative finding is the fact that the number of offers and thus the level of competition in the Czech healthcare system has been declining since 2014, which is related to the growing number of PPs with one offer.

Keywords: Public procurement; Healthcare; Competition; Savings; Verejné obstarávanie; Zdravotníctvo; Konkurencia; Úspora (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D20 H32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.18267/j.cfuc.553

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