Measure and discipline in world procurement markets = Medición y reglas de los mercados mundiales de contratación pública Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2018

start page

  • 752

end page

  • 768


  • 2


  • 10

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1989-4570


  • The revised Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) illustrates the long-term trans­formation in the way governments currently deliver public policies: steering, not rowing. Under a re­gulatory paradigm based on improving efficiency and best value for money, the 51 GPA Parties have reformed the previous GPA framework and expanded global procurement markets in accordance. Howe­ver, the figures of this structural policy trend have not yet been properly mapped. This research estima­tes on basis of the available data that the GPA parties cover round 26% (US$2,140bn) of their GGCE (US$8,220bn), whereby the global GPA coverage could potentially be expanded substantially (compare to global GGCE: US$13,100bn) on the long term.


  • public-private partnerships; world trade; market-formation; government procurement; gpa; partenariados público-privados; comercio mundial; formación de mercados; con­tratación pública; gpa