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Improving SME Access to Public Procurement

The Experience of Selected Countries

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This guide focuses on the role of government programmes in public procurement to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in becoming better exporters. The guide identifies and explains advantages and disadvantages of public procurement programmes; looks at criteria used for determining eligibility for SME status in various countries; and examines programmes used by selected countries to assist SMEs in a procurement context. It also gives guidance on the implementation of public procurement programmes designed to assist SMEs.

English Spanish, French

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Business and policy environment

This unit identifies and explains the various challenges, advantages and disadvantages of public procurement programmes designed to assist SMEs from two perspectives. First, it addresses the features of SMEs as business concerns and the private costs and benefits to SMEs themselves in seeking and performing public contracts. It reviews the constraints on the competitiveness of SMEs in public procurement markets. Second, the unit examines the costs and benefits of public procurement programmes intended to assist SMEs from the governmental and societal points of view.

English Spanish, French

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