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Title: Policies and legal framework of involving small and medium enterprises in administrative contracts in Egypt: dynamics and influences

Authors: Karem Sayed Aboelazm

Addresses: College of Law, Umm Al Quwain University (UAQU), United Arab Emirates

Abstract: This paper will present the concept of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Egyptian law and some other laws. It also presents the advantages and benefits of supporting SMEs to participate in public procurement contracts to reinforce many of the policies that the government seeks to implement such as limiting monopolistic practices, expanding the base of competition and limiting unemployment, raising the employment rate and achieving economic growth. The paper also expresses the challenges and barriers faced by SMEs to win a public procurement contract. Also, the paper provided a mechanism to overcome these challenges by using the descriptive approach, as well as the analytical approach, to find out the numbers of these enterprises in Egypt and the fields in which they operate, and the new law for public procurement, as well as the new law for SMEs.

Keywords: public procurement; small and medium enterprises; SMEs; economic development; employment; Egypt.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLAP.2023.127316

International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 2023 Vol.9 No.1, pp.61 - 74

Received: 19 Nov 2021
Accepted: 13 Feb 2022

Published online: 30 Nov 2022 *

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