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Mindre kommuners arbete med LOU och deltagandet av små byggentreprenörer
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Smaller municipalities work with the public procurement act and the participation of samll construction companies. (English)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The problem is that small building entreprenuers generally don’t participatein public procurement since they are experiencing the process to be time-consuming,expensive and complicated. The main objective is to produce a proposal for howsmall municipalities can work to make the participation of small buildingentreprenuers in public procurement easier.

Method: The main objective has been achieved with qualitative enquiries such asinterviews. These interviews have been made with three small municipalities and onesmall building entrepreneur.

Findings: To make it easier for small building entreprenurs to participate in publicprocurement small municipalities can work with simplifying the administrativeregulations with the help of frequently asked questions from the entreprenurs. They can procure total contracts, partnering-projects or split contracts which afterward iscombined to a coordinated generalcontract. They can also try to keep a good contactwith their local entreprenuers. They can identify which documents that are necessaryto demand at the tendering and which they can submit afterwards. Another initiativeto increase the entreprenuers interest is to organize a gathering where the municipalitycan inform and answer questions about public procurement.

Implications: The problem is not demarcated just in Sweden but throughout theEuropean Union. The proposal can be used in other member states but needs furtherdevelopment to make a greater difference during a longer perspective. Svenskt Näringsliv (2014) earlier warned that an increase of the direct procurement limitwould affect the competition badly. The essay clarify that the increase did not bringany difference to the competition since the municipalities uses internal guide-lines.The internal guidelines involves internal monetary limits for the municipalities. Thisis to ensure a good competition when procuring direct awards. Hopefully the proposalwill help to solve the overall problem that small building entrepreneurs generallydon’t participate in public procurement.

Limitations: The essay only covers municipalities with a population ofapproximately 30.000 people, but the problem is most likely present in bigmunicipalities as well. It was a suitable boundary that was made becausemunicipalities with approximately 10 000 people often cooperate with bigmunicipalities. Such a small municipality would not contribute to the empirics thatwere necessary to fulfill the main objective.

Keywords: Public procurement, Act (2007:1091) on public procurement,Municipality, Contract, Building entrepreneur.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 77 p.
Keyword [sv]
LOU, kommun, byggentreprenörer, offentlig upphandling
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-30926ISRN: JU-JTH-BTA-1-20160098OAI: diva2:943986
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JTH, Civil Engineering
2016-05-27, E1028, Gjuterigatan 5, Jönköping, 17:27 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2016-09-01Bibliographically approved

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