Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises on the Public

Authors

  • Janusz Kornecki University of Lodz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12775/EQUIL2011.010

Keywords:

SMEs, public procurement market

Abstract

Small and medium-sized enterprises are believed to be a key driving force of economic vitality, innovation and new job creation. For a few years the European Union has been monitoring SME performance and the quality of public procurement procedures to make access of SMEs to the public procurement market easier and provide for their greater participation in this market. These activities have their origin in the assumption that having in mind the size of the public procurement market and public resources involved, suitable shaping of this area may improve effectiveness of selected policies at the EU level and in particular member countries. The directives concerning public procurement should ensure opening the market of public procurement for all enterprises irrespectively of their size. Recently the public procurement market in Poland has been continuously growing which doubtlessly resulted from Poland?s accession to the European Union. The aim of this paper is to give evidence of SME position on the public procurement market and to attempt to answer two basic research questions. Firstly, is the market potential fully used as far as applying for awarding public contracts by SMEs is concerned? And secondly, what are the main obstacles determining the access of SMEs to the public procurement market? This is done by reference to available statistical data and two studies that were carried out by the author.

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Published

2011-06-30

How to Cite

Kornecki, J. (2011). Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises on the Public. Equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy, 6(2), 23–46. https://doi.org/10.12775/EQUIL2011.010

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Small and Medium Enterprises During the Crisis

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