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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Only one bidder in a 10 million euros tender for Government premises’ cleaning services

Last year's tender for cleaning the premises of the Government and ministries, worth more than 10 million euros

Prosecution files charges against former mayor of Ohrid for abuses of public procurements

The Public Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime and Corruption filed charges against the former mayor of Ohrid, Aleksandar Petreski and another 15 people for abuse in the exercise of public procurements in the municipality in the period from 2006 to 2013.

On Average, Tender Procedures Are Marked by Participation of 2.5 Bidding Companies, While e-Auctions are Marked by 2 Participants

The Centre for Civil Communications published its regular monitoring report on public procurement procedures implemented by local institutions.

Contracting of legal services is excluded from public procurement procedures

With the recent amendments to the Public Procurement Law which came into force on June 29, 2016, legal services are exempted from the obligation to implement public procurement procedures.

Public procurements or only imitation?

“Monitoring of the public procurements: corruption risks, identified from the civil society organizations” organized by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCMS) and the Center for Civil Communications (CCC).

Public procurements – source of corruption in the region

Conference "Control over public procurement : Risks of corruption identified by civil society organizations"

Monuments’ polishing will clean up 730,000 euro for two years

The construction company "Beton" will maintain fountains and monuments in the next 24 months.

TENDER OF 900 MILLION DENARS FOR PARK WITH MONKEYS AND PHEASANTS

The tender has an estimated value of 900 million, not including VAT.

Average late payment of public tenders is 8 months

Most frequent problems companies face in public procurement are the lowest price as the single criterion for awarding public contracts and late payment for contract performance.