The researchers at the Public Procurement Research Centre work on interdisciplinary scientific research projects, but also execute commissioned research. Assignments come from a variety of organisations in the public and private sector.
PPRC has conducted research for, and provided advice to, Ministerie van Defensie (the Dutch Ministries of Defence), van Binnenlandse zaken (the Interior), van Veiligheid en Justitie (Security and Justice), as well as to Koninklijke Luchtmacht (the Royal Dutch Air Force), Nationala 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.
PPRC researchers analysed different topics, such as the economic and legal aspects of award methods, past and present performance, forms of procurement in the defence and security sector, in-house provision and various types of public-public cooperation, issues related to integrity and corruption, methods to distribute limited public rights, and questions concerning the MEAT (most economically advantageous tender) criteria in relation to the use of social procurement and social return. Currently, we are investigating methods of result-oriented purchasing and commissioning in the social domain (Dutch Social Support Act, youth care, debt rescheduling).
For more information on the possibilities for research, please contact us.