Division of activities and tasks-challenges and efficient structures for market-based procurement of public transport services

Markku Tinnilä*, Jukka Kallio

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper illustrates the challenges of purchasing public services from private markets by analysing the bus tenders in a European city area with a population of approx. 1 million. City bus services have traditionally been organised by public organisations, while recently these are increasingly arranged in a combination of public and private services with a variety of organisational models. The paper analyses the typical challenges connected to public procurement of market-based services, as well as, based on a literature review analyses the case from viewpoints of division of labour, activities and tasks, efficient market structures in bus services, challenges connected to service purchasing, as well as, scale and scope economies in services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-380
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Procurement Management
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Division of activities
  • Division of labour
  • Public procurement
  • Public transportation
  • Service efficiency

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