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Context. Public procurement is an important factor in
procurement of products and services by government
organizations. It also helps in protection of corruption by
applying the principles of non-discrimination and
transparency for procurement of Software products and
services along with their distribution and maintenance.
As India has its own procurement laws and policies,
international bidders who wish to participate in
procurement cannot take part in the procurement. Also
there is a need to verify how the pragmatic requirements
can be used in India to maintain non-discrimination. Due
to this it has become a challenge to maintain fairness and
transparency in its rules and policies.
Objectives. This study mainly investigates the
differences between procurement process in India and
Sweden. The study also identifies the changes that India
should adopt in order to be a member of WTO.
Methods. In order to conduct this study, a literature
review is used to find the public procurement processes
in India and Sweden. This is followed by a case study by
conducting interviews with industrial practitioners and to
validate the above said process with artifact analysis.
Results. The contributions are the differences in
procurement process of India when compared to Sweden,
which is a member of WTO GPA. Recommendations are
made to make India to comply with WTO GPA.
Conclusions. The study helped in understanding the
procurement process in India and Sweden. From the
study it is clear that some rules and regulations in India
that are used for procurement process lack transparency
and non-discrimination. To avoid this India should make
a fair procurement policy which is in compliance with
WTO GPA. This makes the global suppliers to
participate in the software procurements of India. As a
result companies can procure new technologies for their