Publication: Rebidding for Concessions
The longer a concession lasts, the less effect the initial rounds of bidding will have on the terms of the concession over its full life. Much more influential will be periodic renegotiations or price reviews, which under standard concessions are hard to settle by competition. It has been suggested that competition could be brought to bear by periodically reauctioning a concession, which would limit the potential for exercise of market power by concessionaires. If contracts can be well written and rebidding is practical, periodic reauctioning offers an effective solution to the natural monoply problem. Price regulation may no longer be necessary, and rebidding may help with contract adjustment. This Note examines the case for rebidding.
“Klein, Michael. 1998. Rebidding for Concessions. Viewpoint. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/32321406-5810-5b2b-a029-0e01ff5ad88b License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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