Roundtable “Transparent and Efficient Public Procurement System in BiH: Between Ideal and Reality“ Held


Hotel Europe, Conference Hall 1, Vladislava Skarića 5, Sarajevo

The survey was conducted in April and May 2014, with the aim of mapping the key problems and experiences of entrepreneurs in BiH with regards to the different stages and aspects of the public procurement process, including the perception and experience of corruption, availability of calls for tenders, pricing of tender documentation and supporting documentation attached with the offer, administrative fees, the criteria for the qualification and selection of bidders, the appeal procedure and monitoring contract implementation.

Preliminary survey results showed a high degree of perception of corruption in public procurement in BiH. The main findings of the survey also indicate the perception of practices that may impede fair and active competition among potential bidders, such as unclear eligibility criteria and criteria for evaluation and selection of bidders, division of procurement subject matter into several parts with the intention of avoiding application of relevant procurement procedures, and changing conditions of the public procurement contract after a contract is signed.

The roundtable brought together the key stakeholders in the field of public procurement, representatives of employers' associations and chambers of commerce in BiH, public institutions such as the Public Procurement Agency in BiH, the Procurement Review Body, the Audit Office institutions as well as non-governmental organizations engaged in monitoring public procurement in BiH. Roundtable participants reviewed the main results of the survey and discussed the weaknesses of the public procurement system in BiH, as well as possible solutions for improvements in this area.

The Round table is a part of the project "Open Public Procurement in Bosnia and Herzegovina", funded by the European Union, and co-funded by the UK Government. The project is implemented by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN), Center for Social Research Analitika, and Public Interest Advocacy Center (CPI).

Themes: Uprava i uslugeTransparentnost i otvorena vlast
Programmes: Javno pravoJavna uprava