Public e-Procurement in Italy
Keywords:Public Administration, e-Procurement, On-line auctions, Virtual Marketplace.
Since 1999 Italy has started to digitalize the purchase processes of public administrations adopting
different public e-procurement models. After the self-evident success of electronic shops, since 2002 on-line
auctions and marketplaces are being tested. The final goal is not only cost reduction, since public e-procurement
can bring important benefits for transparency, competitiveness, and efficiency.