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Title: To bid or not to bid, this is the question: the Italian experience in competitive tendering for local bus services
Authors: Boitani, Andrea
Cambini, Carlo
Keywords: Local bus servicesTendering
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
ISTIEE Istituto per lo studio dei trasporti nell’integrazione economica europea
Source: Andrea Boitani, Carlo Cambini, "To bid or not to bid, this is the question: the Italian experience in competitive tendering for local public services", in: European Transport / Trasporti Europei, XI (2006) 33, pp. 41-53.
Series/Report no.: European Transport / Trasporti Europei
XI (2006) 33
Abstract: 
Competitive tendering is a popular mechanism for the provision of local bus services when a major
objective is subsidy savings. Despite uncertainties in the legal framework some competitive tendering
was implemented in Italy since 1998. The evidence so far is that participants were limited in number, the
incumbents were almost everywhere able to gain the franchise, whilst subsidy savings were in many cases
negligible. If some “political” conditions favouring more effective tendering procedures are not fulfilled,
other regimes should be considered in order to obtain substantial subsidy savings.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/5921
ISSN: 1825-3997
Appears in Collections:European Transport / Trasporti Europei (2006) 33/XI

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