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Special Announcement

APMEP – Portuguese Association of Public Markets – carried out several debates to fight COVID19 and to revamp the economy recovery that resulted in the following conclusions:

The 10 Strategic Recommendations of APMEP


Third Issue

Public Contracting as a Strategy for Economic Recovery due to the Challenges of Covid 19.

Contributions are welcome until 31st October 2020


Second Issue available

The Second Issue is now available – December 2019:

Research and Policy Papers

  • Public Procurement of Innovation: A Cultural Challenge! by Luís Valadares Tavares
  • Utilizing Open Data: A Primer for Public Procurement Research by Csaba Csáki, Clifford P. McCue and Eric Prier
  • The Concept of Economic Operator and the Setting of Limitations to Awarding by Lots in Public Procurement in the Light of the Portuguese Public Contracts Code by Nuno Cunha Rodrigues
  • The Impact of Professionalization in Public Procurement by Maria Antonietta Coppola and Gustavo Piga

Case Studies

  • Good practices in public procurement of engineering services by Alexis de los Reyes Darias

Special Announcement

4th European Conference on e-Public Procurement, 13th of May, Madrid

How to contract complex and technologic services?

Dear colleague,

On 13th of May we had in MADRID more than seventy experts participating  in this conference with the aim of reinventing Public  Procurement to  make a better use of the Digital revolution and of the new legal framework based on the EU Directives of 2014.

This team of experts cover all the relevant scientific domains of public procurement namely, public economics and public management, public law,  innovation, decision sciences, e-procurement and e-business, digital  technologies, health and services. Special attention was given to the  issues and good practices of public contracting of technological services in key areas such as ICT, Health, etc.

We are now preparing a special issue of the European Journal of Public Procurement Markets on Innovative Public Procurement of Technological Services also considering selected papers based on presentations of this Conference. This issue may include papers in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Contributions are welcome for this special issue until 30th of July 2019

Luis Valadares Tavares





This Journal is a strictly peers reviewed Journal and each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

The mission of this Journal is contributing to an interdisciplinary study of public
procurement and of public markets presenting high level scientific results in key areas
such as:

A | Economics of Public Markets analyzing their nature and major trends
B | Digital Economics, Innovation and Public Markets
C | Regulation , monitoring and evaluation of public contracting
D | International agreements and cross border public procurement
E | Legal framework of public contracting and the implementation of the European
F | Directives of Public Procurement approved on 2014
G | Electronic Public Procurement, e-platforms and interoperability
H | Technology Management, E Government and ICT based public management
I | New standards and software for public contracting (BIM, etc.)
J | Competition, transparency and corruption prevention
K | Performance Indicators, evaluation of contracts execution and performance based contracting
L | Award criteria, Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT), Quality/ Price ratio and Life Cycle Costing
M | Centralization and economies of scale in public contracting
N | Openness of public markets and the participation of Micro and SMEs
O | Risk assessment and mitigation of the risk of deficient contract execution
P | Contributions of new procedures and regulations for innovation, sustainability and social cohesion
Q | Comparative study of legal frameworks and Public Markets at the international, national and local levels
R | Education and training for the improvement of public markets



Authors are invited to contribute to this Journal sending papers for one of the following sections:

A | Research Papers: This section is devoted to the publication of new and advanced research results and priority is given to interdisciplinary developments

B | Policy Papers: High level contributions on Public Policies promoting the improvement of Public markets are welcome and priority is given to comparative analyses including surveys and evaluations studies´

C | Case-Studies: Applied studies of Good Practices on relevant issues for Public Markets can be published in this Section.

D | Interdisciplinary dialogues and debates: The improvement of Public Procurement requires extensive debate and dialogues between most relevant disciplines to achieve systemic and integrated better solutions and practices. These contributions should focus a specific topic and embrace the perspectives of experts from multiple areas

All contributions will be reviewed and decisions will be taken under less than 8 weeks excluding the time spent by authors to prepare revised versions.



Professor Luís Valadares Tavares – IST, University of Lisbon and Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University Lusíada– Portugal

Professor Gustavo Piga – University of Rome Tor Vergata – Italy



Afonso d’Oliveira Martins – Rector and Professor of University Lusíada – Portugal

Alessandro Ancarani – University of Catania – Italy

Andrea Appolloni – University of Rome Tor Vergata – Italy

Annalisa Castelli – University of Cassino and Southern Lazio – Italy

Bernardo Nicoletti – University of Rome Tor Vergata – Italy

Christopher Bovis – University of Hull – United Kingdom

Fernando Silva – IMPIC – Portugal

Frank Brunetta – University of Rome Tor Vergata – Canada

Giancarlo De Stefano – Consip – Italy

Gonçalo Matias – Portuguese Catholic University – Portugal

Jaime Pintos Santiago – Observatorio de Contratación Pública – Spain

Jakob Edler – Manchester University – United Kingdom

Jan Jackholt – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – Sweden

José Antunes Ferreira – University of Lisbon – Portugal

José Ramón Arboledas – IESE Business School, University of Navarra – Spain

Keith White-Hunt – National Centre for Academic Accreditation and Assessment, Ministry of Education  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Manuel Ricou – University of Lisbon – Portugal

Mário Aroso de Almeida – Portuguese Catholic University – Portugal

Matthias Einmahl – Fachhochschule fur offentiche Verwaltung – Germany

Miguel Assis Raimundo –University of Lisbon – Portugal

Nicola Dimitri – University of Siena – Italy

Nuno Cunha Rodrigues –University of Lisbon – Portugal

Paolo Buccirossi – Lear – Italy

Pedro Costa Gonçalves – University of Coimbra – Portugal

Pedro Telles – Swansea University – United Kingdom

Rajesh Shakya – The World Bank

Robert Anderson – World Trade Organization

Rui Dias Ferreira – Vortal – Portugal

Rui Machete – CMS-RPA – Portugal

Rui Medeiros – Portuguese Catholic University – Portugal

Rui Pena – CMS-RPA – Portugal

Sara Castelo Ruano – Tesera de Hospitalidad

Stéphane Saussier – IAE Paris – France

Toshihiko Ishihara – Kwansei Gakuin University – Japan

Tünde Tátrai – Corvinus University of Budapest – Hungary


This journal is published by APMEP – Portuguese Society of Public Markets (www.apmep.pt) and is co-supported by COMEGI (Research center on organizations, markets, and industrial management) of Universidade Lusíada, and FCT (Foundation of Science and Technology), Portugal