Procurement that lacks transparency and limits competition is a perfect ground for breeding corruption. Transparency is a key principle for building a modern procurement system. Transparent system provides opportunity for all procurement actors to monitor and evaluate the procurement process. Transparent procurement ensures that all proper rules and guidelines are followed and exposes violations. The result is less discrimination, equal access to procurement opportunity for all suppliers, less fraud and corruption.
According to the Provision No 6 of the Law on Public Procurement, the procurement process must be transparent, competitive, effective, cost-saving and accountable.
These guiding principles govern the administration of public procurement, define requirements and responsibilities of procurement actors. In next flares, we will explain about each principle.
When we usually plan to buy something, we first do a little market survey and study price, quality and suppliers of goods and services available on the market. Public procurement is no different. The only difference is that a legal representative of the government (procurement unit or other legal agency) procures goods and services for public using funds (taxes) collected from taxpayers.
The goal of public procurement is award timely and cost-effective contracts to qualified contractors, suppliers and service providers for the provision of goods, works and services to support government and public services operations, in line with public procurement rules.
How to identify best practices? ICOGS project came with five criteria that helped to select best practices out of many successful activities.
Let's suppose we meet the best herder or farmer. What question would we ask? We’d ask how he/she achieved these results. What was the advanced technology, method or practice they used to become the best in their field?
Then, what is the definition of the best practice? Best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means.