Membership - Niels Uenk
Job title: Director, researcher
Institution: Public Procurement Research Centre, The Netherlands
Dr. ir. Niels Uenk obtained his Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Twente in 2009, specializing in logistics and purchasing. After graduation, Niels worked 5 years as Operations Research consultant focussing on the optimization of transportation and inventory for world-leading companies in the oil and gas industry. In 2019 he obtained his PhD defending his dissertation on the public procurement of social care services at the Utrecht University. Niels is director of the Public Procurement Research Centre (PPRC), a Netherlands-based non-profit research centre where researchers combine academic and practice-oriented research. Besides social care service procurement, other research interests include community benefits of public procurement, public procurement law, social aspects of public procurement, and tendering in micro-lots. Niels is a guest researcher at the Utrecht University, and University of Twente. Niels was the treasurer of IPSERA 2016 - 2019.