Consultant Jeroen Arentsen wins thesis prize Sourcing Netherlands

Thesis prize Jeroen

Supply Value colleague Jeroen Arentsen has won the thesis prize 2020 from his thesis on 'Early supplier involvement in public IT procurement'. Sourcing Netherlands won! He wrote the thesis to complete his master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Twente, under the supervision of Frederik Vos. After praise from the jury, he received the prize digitally.

“Very relevant subject, little research had been done into early supplier involvement in the public sector. Thorough research, more than 150 participants, good response rate. Good theoretical framework. Clear conclusions and recommendations. Well-written, good English. Extensive bibliography," said the jury about Jeroen's thesis.

We are very proud of our colleague, congratulations Jeroen!

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In the Supply Value purchasing trends research of 2020 it once again becomes clear that co-creation and innovation with suppliers is the number one trend for the next five years. Purchasing professionals emphasize that in the future it will become increasingly important to collaborate with suppliers. Furthermore, the ICT sector is experiencing many technological developments with a rapidly changing market. This means that the ICT sector may benefit greatly from involving suppliers at an early stage during the preparation of a tender. In short, a relevant subject that has not yet been researched.

Curious about the results of Jeroen's research? A white paper with the results of early involvement of suppliers in IT tenders in the public sector can be downloaded below.


Do you know more about it Early involvement of suppliers in ICT tenders within the public domain? download then here entirely free the whole white paper.

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