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Switching costs and bidding parity in government procurement of computer systems

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Published by College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in [Urbana, Ill.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-18).

StatementLuis Cabral and Shane Greenstein
SeriesBEBR faculty working paper -- no. 90-1628, BEBR faculty working paper -- no. 90-1628.
ContributionsGreenstein, Shane M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination22, [1] p. :
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25126981M
OCLC/WorldCa742635788

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6(2), pagesFall. Handle: RePEc:oup:jleorg:vyip Citation: Cabral, Luis, and Shane Greenstein. "Switching Costs and Bidding Parity in Government Procurement of Computer Systems." Journal of Law, Economics & OrganizationCited by: Switching Costs and Bidding Parity in Government Procurement of Computer Systems Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization,6, (2), View citations (11) Competition: The Economics of Industrial Change.

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A must have reference book for anyone in federal procurement and contracting. I keep this book at my desk and use it several tines per day. It is very well organized, and is a comprehensive guide for Contracting Officers, Contract Soecialists and Contracting Officers s: Internal Controls: Procurement Example – What do we need to consider.

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