Sourcing Optimization for Public Procurement
Keelvar has supported hundreds of government tenders in the European Union that require compliance with EU public sector directives. There is a dearth of literature on the subject because most government bodies are reluctant to venture into a territory where there is scant case law. This is despite most legal experts advising that optimization backed approaches for evaluating tenders are compliant and few would doubt that the process aids efficiency and speed.
This white paper examines the process of public sector tendering using optimization and the benefits attached in the context of European Union procurement rules. Adherence to US and other jurisdictional rules is not examined but lessons from the EU approach can be relevant elsewhere nonetheless.