CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: THE DEFINITION AND A CASE STUDY (PART I)
Keywords:public procurement, corruption, ethical principles.
The article analyses corrupt practices inherent in public procurement. The
existence of the different types of corruption enables authors to examine various
cases of corrupt behaviour and motivation for corruption. A comparative analysis of
public procurement legislation allows the authors to identify changes in the public
procurement process after Lithuania joined the European Union. The study is
primarily focused on the objectives of the legislation, types of public procurement,
ethics and changes in the public procurement processes. After defining corruption in
public procurement, the authors examine the public procurement legislation in
Lithuania. The following research methods were used in this study: logical analysis
and synthesis, analysis of scientific literature, comparative analysis and content
analysis of the legislation.