Corruption in Public Procurement: From Definition towards a Case Study (Part II)


  • Jolanta PalidauskaitÄ—, Simona EreminaitÄ— Kaunas University of Technology


public procurement, transparency, public service.


The aim of the paper is to analyze the possibilities for corruption prevention in public
procurement. The paper consists of three parts. The extent of corruption in public procurement was
analyzed in the first part. Conducted surveys point to the following problems which Lithuanian
businesses are facing: lack of transparency, corruption, dishonesty, red-tape, imitated competition
when the winner is already known in advance. The complexity of the public procurement process,
numerous documents which has to be submitted sometimes gives a clue to participants to seek for
possibilities which might help shorten the procedure and guarantee the victory. The analyses of
Kaunas city practise organizing public procurement is presented in the second chapter. It shows that
the procedure is organized in old-fashion way and new information technologies are not used. There
are still possibilities for the corrupted conduct. In the last chapter possibilities for public
procurement improvement were presented. Special attention was paid towards the modernization of
the process (convenience for the participants, economical aspect while saving public money, etc.).