Municipalities and private individuals in Denmark on a collision course in public-private partnership-Tender365
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The scope of Danish municipalities’ cooperation with private companies fell this year for the third year in a row. At the same time, a comprehensive survey conducted by Dansk Industri reveals that the business community – for the second year in a row – believes that cooperation with the municipalities is among the most important for future growth and jobs. In other words, the municipalities and private suppliers are apparently on a collision course in this matter.
The analysis under the auspices of Dansk Industri draws its material from the association’s annual survey of local business friendliness. This year’s survey is the 12th in calculation, over 7700 companies are included in the survey and the response rate represents 11% of the total workforce in the Danish private sector.
Although the municipality’s cooperation with private individuals is too declining, judging by the latest measurements, the companies in the survey – for the second year in a row – believe that the municipalities’ use of private suppliers should be a priority to ensure growth and jobs in the future. companies. The question costs what a municipality should prioritize at the top if it is to strengthen the business sector’s growth opportunities in the future. Just under 20% of the answers are used by private suppliers, who together with labor – and infrastructure and transport are the «top three» in the answers to this question.
The smaller companies
It is especially the smaller farms that state that the use of private suppliers is important to strengthen growth in the municipalities in the future, it says. Approx. 20% of those with 1-10 employees believe that municipalities use private suppliers that are important for the future. For farms with 51-100 employees it is 12%, with 101-250 employees just under 10% and for the large ones – with more than 250 employees-it is approx. 13%.
The differences between the companies are not only based on their size, but there is also geographical variation. The highest response rate to this question is found in northern Jutland, on Funen and parts of Zealand – varying from 19.3% to 21.4%. The difference between the areas that prioritize the use of private suppliers for the purpose is high and lowest is 6.4 percentage points.