Competition Policies and Consumer Welfare Corporate Strategies and Consumer Prices in Developing Countries
Edited by Lahcen Achy and Susan Joekes
This chapter examines the relationship between public procurement and competition in India. It describes the regulatory framework that has been in force until recently, the procurement practices that resulted and the types of abuse that have occurred from the competition perspective. It also discusses recent efforts at reform. Public procurement refers to the acquisition of goods and services by a public authority using public funds; this chapter deals mostly with purchase of goods. It covers both government spending and purchases by state-owned enterprises.
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