Liberalised public procurement of ICT services for schools - an empirical case from Finland

Pekka Leviäkangas, Raine Hautala, Virpi Britschgi, Risto Öörni

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    The aim of this research was to evaluate the new procurement practices of information and communication technology (ICT) services in Finnish-speaking schools in the City of Kauniainen. In the new model, schools define their needs and school administration mandates the procurement through tendering. The research included a review of the problems associated with procurement practices and the assessment of the procurement model. The results show that service levels have been improved and unit costs as well as the environmental load have been reduced. The new model requires the schools to have the skills and expertise to define their needs and the competencies to prepare and execute the procurement process. The case analysis of the Finnish "Dream School in Kauniainen shows that administrative and governance aspects are equally important in successful deployment of technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-102
    JournalJournal of Public Procurement
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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