WINNING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS IN SERBIA – Manual by Slavica Joković

This eBook analyses public procurement opportunities, rules and procedures in Serbia, with particular reference to the new legislative framework. It highlights public procurement policy, including choice of participants and award of contracts, as well as information about bidding process and Public Procurement Development Strategy. Furthermore, the book gives a review of some key explanations that …

Regulation on public procurement in the USA (part II)

As announced in the previous blog, Public procurement regulation and specifications: EU (part I), we aim to give you some insight into how different regions deal with public procurement. This week we discuss public procurement in the US. Public procurement in both US and the EU is carried out at two levels – federal and state level …

Public procurement regulation and specifications: EU (part I)

In the previous post, “What is public procurement?”, we presented a short introduction to public procurement. Building upon that, the next few posts will focus on specifying certain regulation schemes or figures pertaining to public procurement in different regions. We will start off by discussing the schemes the European Union implements. Looking at the statistical indicators, …

What is public procurement?

When thinking about public authorities and establishments, the first thing that pops to one’s mind is the function that these entities carry out or the facilities they are located in. However, in order for these entities to fulfill the functions they are meant to, they first need to be provided with adequate supplies and equipment. …

Lights on the Shadows of Public Procurement. Transparency in government contracting as an antidote to corruption?

EU funded project DigiWhist presents the paper by Monika Bauhr, Agnes Czibik, Mihaly Fazekas, Jenny de Fine Licht. Transparency is widely promoted as an essential condition for good governance, and as an effective tool against public sector corruption more specifically. Although the empirical evidence on the impact of transparency on corruption is growing, empirical evidence …

Tenders: Am I eligible?

Ok, so you’ve taken the plunge and have decided to search for tenders abroad. Good! You might even have spotted an interesting tender. Great! But before you dive into the business, one important question – are you eligible to bid for such contracts? Public tenders are usually accompanied by a wide range of eligibility criteria to …

Tenderio workshop

14 September 2017 – Business Cloud Bratislava, Slovakia First national Tenderio workshop took place in September in Slovak capital Bratislava. Thanks to the cooperation with Business Cloud Bratislava, organizers used the cozy premises of the BC hub near the city center. Around ¾ of registered participants arrived, mostly consisting of company CEOs, startupers, but also …

How to search for public tenders

Government, municipal and other public bodies make up a substantial part of aggregate demand for products and services in a number of sectors. Energy, construction, green solutions, security and waste are just a few. Businesses are more or less familiar with local (national) ways of tendering. Nowadays, it is rare to see the once common …

Brexit & UK Public Procurement

An article by Mike Barnes (www.mikebarnesconsulting.com) The Single European Market Act came into force at the end of December 1992. As far as Public Procurement was concerned in the UK, it meant that we had to follow the new public procurement rules, advertising contracts above a set threshold, throughout the European Economic Community. At the …

Tendering abroad? Why not!

Doing business with government is always a very delicate matter. There are usually two scenarios. Either you try it in a country with – let’s put it mildly – less developed institutions. Then, the stink of corruption always sticks to your business, no matter how clean you try to be. Luckily, most developed countries have …