Public e-Procurement in Italy

Gioacchino Quadri di Cardano


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.


Public Administration; e-Procurement; On-line auctions; Virtual Marketplace

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603