A Proposal to Improve the Current Awarding System in Germany

  • Arne Beck
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


For the German market Chap. 10 presented above indicated that the level of competition for commercial (market initiated) services is impeded to a large extent by the existing regulatory framework. Although legally possible, market initiatives for commercial services are still rare and the level of competition for these services is much lower than for competitive tendering.


Public Transport Commercial Service Winning Bidder Legal Uncertainty License Authority 
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  1. Beck, A. (2011b) ‘Public bus transport in Germany: A proposal to improve the current awarding system – Discussion Paper’, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Faculty for Economics (ed.), KIT Working Paper, no. 19, Karlsruhe, URL:, retrieved April 16, 2010.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arne Beck
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  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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