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Political party donors on the public procurement market

By Ján Palguta


Entrepreneurs who make donations to political parties in the Czech Republic have a considerable share in the public procurement market. From 2007 to 2013, political donors were awarded 16.3 percent of public procurement contracts, which amounts to 16.6 percent of the contracts value. On average, the annual value of public procurements awarded to political donors was 32.8 billion CZK, which amounts to 0.7 percent of the GDP. Our analysis cannot determine whether contracting authorities select political donors using less transparent tender procedures in order to choose effective contractors who have proven themselves to the contracting authority in the past, or whether the political donations play a part in the selection process

Topics: Czech Republic; public procurement market
Year: 2016
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