Engaging the economic facts and valuations underlying VfM in public procurement
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|Journal||Public Money and Management|
|Early online date||2018|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
This paper examines the possibilities and limitations in pursuing value for money (VfM) in public procurement. There is ambiguity about the VfM concept and the methods that public procurers should be using. It is difficult for decision-makers to thoroughly understand the economic facts and valuations underlying VfM. The authors explain the conceptual VfM challenges and present a path to overcoming these with a lifecycle costing (LCC) approach in an indepth case study in the Finnish waste management context.