Characterization of the firm–firm public procurement co-bidding network from the State of Ceará (Brazil) municipalities

  title={Characterization of the firm–firm public procurement co-bidding network from the State of Cear{\'a} (Brazil) municipalities},
  author={Marcos Lyra and Ant{\'o}nio Curado and Bruno Dam{\'a}sio and Fernando Baç{\~a}o and Fl{\'a}vio L. Pinheiro},
  journal={Applied Network Science},
Fraud in public funding can have deleterious consequences for societies’ economic, social, and political well-being. Fraudulent activity associated with public procurement contracts accounts for losses of billions of euros every year. Thus, it is of utmost relevance to explore analytical frameworks that can help public authorities identify agents that are more susceptible to irregular activities. Here, we use standard network science methods to study the co-bidding relationships between firms… Expand

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