MPV_VZVP Public Projects and Public Procurement

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2014
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jana Soukopová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jana Soukopová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Robert Páleník (lecturer)
Ing. Markéta Páleníková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. David Póč (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Markéta Páleníková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Michal Struk, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jana Soukopová, Ph.D.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Kociánová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Mon 7:40–9:15 P106
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPV_VZVP/01: each even Tuesday 7:40–9:15 S309, J. Soukopová, M. Struk, J. Špalek
MPV_VZVP/02: each odd Tuesday 7:40–9:15 S309, J. Soukopová, M. Struk, J. Špalek
MPV_VZVP/03: each even Thursday 7:40–9:15 S309, J. Soukopová, M. Struk, J. Špalek
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! MPV_TMHV Evaluation Methods of Pub.Proj
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Public money should be spent in many cases on the base of the project approach. For this, understanding of project appraisal, project management methods and public procurement is crucial.

The objective of the course is to introduce the specifics of public projects, their design and evaluation. Specific attention is given to the public procurement and their legal framework and issues in the Czech Republic. At the end of the course, students are expected to:

• understand principles of project management and project evaluation/appraisal
• understand modern principles of public service delivery
• prepare simple public projects
• apply several mono-criteria as well as multi-criteria methods in order to evaluate public projects
• understand and interpret the Czech legal framework on public procurement
• improve their of teamwork skills
  • 1. Public projects and their design
  • 2. Project preparation, requirements of project management
  • 3. Methods for ex ante evaluation of public projects
  • 4. Methods for ex post evaluation of public projects
  • 5. Models of public services delivery and their potential and limitations
  • 6. Public Private Partnerships and its practice in the Czech Republic and other selected countries
  • 7. Public procurement – function and principles, current problems
  • 8. Public procurement process – legal framework in the Czech Republic and its future prospects
    required literature
  • GATTI, S. Project Finance in Theroy and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects. Burlington: Academic Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0123736994
  • FOTR, Jiří and Ivan SOUČEK. Investiční rozhodování a řízení projektů : jak připravovat, financovat a hodnotit projekty, řídit jejich riziko a vytvářet portfolio projektů. První vydání. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2011. 408 stran. ISBN 9788024732930. info
  • ROSENAU, Milton D. Řízení projektů. 3. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2007. 344 pp. ISBN 978-80-251-1506-0. info
  • BOARDMAN, Anthony E. Cost-benefit analysis : concepts and practice. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006. xv, 560. ISBN 0131435833. info
  • OCHRANA, František. Hodnocení veřejných projektů a zakázek. 3., přeprac. vyd. Praha: ASPI, 2004. 195 s. ISBN 8073570335. info
    recommended literature
  • SPOERING, M., B., DEWULF, G.: Strategic Issues in Public-Private Partnerships, An International Perspective, Blackwell Publishing, UK, 2006, 1st edition. ISBN 1-4051-3475-0
  • JURČÍK, R. Zákon o veřejných zakázkách - komentář. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2010, ISBN 978-80-210-5409-7
  • SAVAS, E. S:: Privatization and public-private partnership, New York: Seven Bridges Press, 2000, ISBN 978-80-7400-329-5
  • ŘEŽUCHOVÁ, Markéta. Fenomén Public Private Partnerships a poskytování veřejných služeb (The Phenomenon of Public Private Partnerships and Public Service Delivering). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. 176 pp. 1. vydání. ISBN 978-80-210-5409-7. info
  • OCHRANA, František. Veřejná volba a řízení veřejných výdajů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Ekopress, 2003. 184 s. ISBN 8086119718. info
  • VALACH, Josef. Investiční rozhodování a dlouhodobé financování. Vyd. 1. Praha: Ekopress, 2001. 447 s. ISBN 8086119386. info
  • MALIŠOVÁ, Iva and Ivan MALÝ. Hodnocení veřejných projektů : učební text pro studenty oboru veřejná ekonomika. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1997. 88 s. ISBN 8021015918. info
  • MAŇAS, Miroslav and Petr FIALA. Vícekriteriální rozhodování. Edited by Josef Jablonský. 1. vyd. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, 1994. 316 s. ISBN 8070797487. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. During lectures, basic thesis of public finance are explained which are further discussed during seminars.

The course is concluded with an oral exam. Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfil given conditions: 1. they pass the final test successfully (a test is regarded as successful if at least 60% of answers are correct);
2. they write up seminar paper in a given extent and structure within the obligatory date. If students do not pass the final test, they will have another option to pass the final test. Final classification consists of: 30 % test, 20 % seminar paper, 50 % oral exam.

Requirements (including the literature) are specified further in the interactive syllabus and the downloadable study plan before the semester starts.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with an oral exam.

Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfill given conditions: they have to collect at least 60% points from the continuous evaluation within seminars.

The continuous evaluation is based on two written tests (30+30 points) and the elaboration and presentation of a seminar paper on a given topic (40 points). The teacher can award students with “bonus” points if they work actively during seminars. Not gaining the required minimum of points is considered as a failure to prepare continuously. It does not mean that students can re-take “failed” tests or the seminar paper either. Students are graded with an F in such a case.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět si nezapisují studenti, kteří již absolvovali předmět MPV_TMHV.
Information on course enrolment limitations: max. 20 cizích studentů; cvičení pouze pro studenty ESF
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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