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Master 2023/2024

Managing State and Municipal Orders and Contracts

Category 'Best Course for Career Development'
Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Compulsory course (Public Administration)
Area of studies: Public Administration
Delivered by: Department of Foreign Languages
Where: Faculty of Economics
When: 2 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Instructors: Elena V. Shadrina
Master’s programme: Public Administration
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6
Contact hours: 46

Course Syllabus


This discipline introduces students to public procurement, a topic that is widely discussed in political and public circles, since, on the one hand, a significant part of the state budget is spent on public procurement and there are high risks of corruption, on the other hand, competently conducted procurement allows the highest quality provision of public needs. The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with how the public procurement and contract management system works, how competitive mechanisms are used to select suppliers, how the government uses public procurement as a tool for priority tasks implementing. Particular emphasis is on a systematic approach to public procurement management, which includes all stages from needs planning, procurement planning, to the stage of contract management. We will study the main procurement methods - tender, auction, request for quotations, etc. Based on the example from Russia and other countries, we will analyze the main global trends in public procurement, such as digitalization, the transition to sustainable and circular procurement. The course covers a wide range of topics, from the role of public procurement for the development of the state economy, study of procurement procedures, and ending with the management of risks. The course is interdisciplinary, affecting the areas of law, economics and management. It is supposed to work with legal acts, public procurement information systems, with cases on public procurement in Russia. The course is useful for those who plan to work in government and organizations, making purchases, and for those who plan to work in business, managing supplies for public contracts.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The purposes of the discipline "Management of state and municipal procurement and contracts" are:  formation of a holistic view of the management system of public procurement and contracts, understanding the role of public procurement in solving important social and economic problems of the state; formation of knowledge about the mechanisms for selecting suppliers; familiarisation with modern international trends in the development of the system of state and municipal procurement;  formation of social and personal qualities necessary for the student: civic responsibility, tolerance, general culture, purposefulness, organisation, diligence, communication skills, teamwork, leadership qualities.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to evaluate anti-corruption strategies effectiveness and to use preventive measures against corruption
  • Knows how new technologies can reduce corruption
  • A student knows the basic concepts of management activities.
  • A student knows the basics of managing the regulation of procurement to meet state and municipal needs
  • A student knows general principles of the contract system in the field of procurement of goods, works, services to meet state and municipal needs
  • A student knows changes in the management model of procurement organization
  • A student is able to apply the regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation governing competitive procurement
  • A student is able to competently carry out management in the field of procurement to ensure state and municipal needs
  • A student has skills to model managerial situations in the field of state and municipal procurement management
  • A student analyses the applicability of the procedure for given procurement characteristics
  • A student analyses the factors influencing the level of competition at the auction
  • A student understands the impact of competition on procurement results
  • A student analyses the possibilities of corruption and the factors influencing the likelihood corruption in procurement
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Public procurement system. Basic provisions.
  • Procurement procedures for state and municipal needs
  • Current trends in public procurement
  • Risks and corruption in public procurement
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking работа на семинарах
  • non-blocking самостоятельная работа
  • non-blocking экзамен
    Экзамен включает в себя тестовые вопросы и решение кейса.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.1 * работа на семинарах + 0.1 * работа на семинарах + 0.3 * самостоятельная работа + 0.5 * экзамен


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Dimitri, N., Piga, G., & Spagnolo, G. (2006). Handbook of Procurement. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=174484

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Coviello, D., Moretti, L., Spagnolo, G., & Valbonesi, P. (2018). Court Efficiency and Procurement Performance. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 120(3), 826–858. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12225
  • Elena F. Gutselyuk. (2018). Public Procurement as One of the Institutions of New Industrial Policy. Voprosy Regulirovaniâ Èkonomiki, (4), 106. https://doi.org/10.17835/2078-5429.2017.8.4.106-113
  • Khemiri, R., Elbedoui-Maktouf, K., Grabot, B., & Zouari, B. (2017). A fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making approach for managing performance and risk in integrated procurement–production planning. International Journal of Production Research, 55(18), 5305–5329. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1308575
  • Maxim Mironov, & Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. (2016). Corruption in Procurement and the Political Cycle in Tunneling: Evidence from Financial Transactions Data. Post-Print. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.hal.journl.halshs.01513327
  • Nicoletti, B. (2018). Agile Procurement : Volume II: Designing and Implementing a Digital Transformation. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1596137
  • Public e-procurement tools in European Union. (2019). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.DE3DBA38
  • Qian, X., Huang, M., Ching, W.-K., Lee, L. H., & Wang, X. (2019). Mechanism design in project procurement auctions with cost uncertainty and failure risk. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 15(1), 131–157. https://doi.org/10.3934/jimo.2018036
  • Sharma, S. K., Sengupta, A., & Panja, S. C. (2019). Mapping Corruption Risks in Public Procurement: Uncovering Improvement Opportunities and Strengthening Controls. Public Performance & Management Review, 42(4), 947–975. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2018.1535984
  • Vera Zipperer. (2019). Green Public Procurement and the Innovation Activities of Firms. Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.diw.diwwpp.dp1820
  • Руководство по закупкам = Handbook of Procurement: [учеб. пособие] / ред. Н. Димитри, Г. Пига, Дж. Спаньоло; пер. с англ. М.М. Форже, Е.В. Хилинская; пер. с англ. под ред. И.В. Кузнецова. – М.: ИД ВШЭ, 2013. – 695 с. – Режим доступа : http://liber.hse.perm.ru/expose/dmit.pdf - Библиогр. в конце гл. - ISBN 978-5-7598-1000-1. ББК 65.41я73