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Boundaries and Implementation Mechanism of Government Purchasing Public Service
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Pages: 73-76
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Chinese Public Administration

Keyword:  public servicesproducerprovidersocial organization;
Abstract: Government purchasing public service from social forces is a significant method for the innovation of public service delivery and satisfying divergent needs of the people,which is also meaningful for promoting the transformation of government functions and improving the quality and efficiency of public service.According to a series of issues in China’s government purchasing public service such as a vague role of the government and blurred boundaries of purchasing area,this study starts from the role of government and the nature of government purchasing public service,takes government procurement item categories into account,and attempts to define the boundaries of government purchasing.Besides,this study analyses the implementation mechanism of government purchasing public service.This paper concludes that,government should produce and provide directly fundamental public services of non-exclusive and non-competitive;however,for the fundamental public service that is non-exclusive but competitive,and for the non-fundamental public service,government should play a role as funders and regulators,and should allow the non-profit organizations,profit organizations and institutions to provide specific public service by commissioning,contracting,procurement,etc.Meanwhile,government should create a brand new cooperating mechanism and mode for government,market and social power to supply for public service together.
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