Commissioned research

The researchers at the Public Procurement Research Centre work on mono-, multi- and interdisciplinary scientific research projects, but also execute commissioned research. Assignments come from a variety of organisations in the public and private sector.

Continuous building on years of experience in societally relevant research and education

We would like to remind you that between 2013 and 2019 the researchers of the PPRC (now UUCePP) carried out fundamental and applied research for a broad group of public and private clients, semi-public institutions, profit and non-profit organisations.

Examples include:

research for, and advice to the Ministerie van Defensie (the Dutch Ministries of Defence), Binnenlandse zaken (the Interior), Veiligheid en Justitie (Security and Justice), as well as to Koninklijke Luchtmacht (the Royal Dutch Air Force), Nationale Politie (the National Police of the Netherlands), (cooperations of) municipalities and water authorities, Instituut voor de fysieke Veiligheid - IVF(the Dutch Institute for Physical Security), RIVM (the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment), confederations of construction companies in other EU countries, various law firms, several international corporations, Rijkdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (the Dutch Enterprise Agency), Stichting voor de Arbeid (the Foundation for Labour), the municipal Ombudsman, Kansspel Autoriteit (the Dutch Gambling Authority), et. all. See the personal profile pages of the researchers under 'reports' for some examples. 


In those research projects, PPRC scholars questioned the economic and legal aspects of award methods; how past and present performance works; how to safeguard national security in military defence procurement, more specifically in light of the autonomy of EU member states; how to make the best choice between in-sourcing or out-sourcing; how to realize public-public cooperation; issues of integrity and corruption have also been investigated and questions related to the distribution of automatisation schemes and licenses, especially scarce rights; Best Price-Quality-Relationship issues in relation to the set-up of social procurement, how to prescribe social return on investments during a public procurement procedure and methods of performance based commissioning in the social domain (for example relating to Wmo, Youth care and Debt restructuring).

The researchers of UUCePP look forward to continuing to contribute to the objective of this centre through interdisciplinary research and education in the coming years: better regulation, promotion, and social and sustainable use of the market for procurement and contracting.

For more information on the possibilities for research, please contact us. 

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