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Sustainable public procurement: the Federal Public Institution’s shared system

Renato Cader Da Silva, Luciana Betiol, Teresa Villac, Raquel Nonato


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report the experience of the Federal Public Institution with
sustainable public procurement through the mechanism of shared acquisitions.
Design/methodology/approach – The analysis adopted a qualitative approach and an empirical investigation
of MPF’s experience, based on a documentary research and participant observation.
Findings – The results allow the authors to demonstrate the economic, environmental and social advantages
of the procurement made by MPF, thus granting to this new model of acquisition governance, the adherence
to the organization’s institutional mission.
Research limitations/implications – This is a single case study.
Practical implications – It is a promising path that optimizes the institution’s use of its budgetary,
human, logistical and information technology resources, focusing on the quality and sustainability of
public biddings.
Social implications – The process of collective construction, improvement of knowledge management,
standardization, procedural and scale economies, and the use of sustainability criteria are the main reasons
for the implementation of the sustainable shared acquisitions system in the institution.
Originality/value – This is a development process of a new paradigm of procurement at MPF.
Keywords Shared acquisitions, Sustainable public procurement, MPF
Paper type Research paper


Shared acquisitions, Sustainable public procurement, MPF

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