OPENING OF THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT MARKET IN SERBIA – by Slavica Jokovic

Abstract: The paper drafted by Slavica Jokovic analyzes opening of the public procurement market in Serbia, with particular reference to the new Law on Public Procurement. It examines legislative and institutional framework of public procurement, types of public procurement procedures and the main principles, especially principle of ensuring competition, principle of transparency in public procurement …

Incentives regarding green public procurement, social aspects, participation of small and medium sized enterprises and innovation

Excerpt from “Public Procurement Awarding Procedures, Incentives and Efficiency in Serbia”, European Procurement and Public Private Partnership Law Review, Berlin, Volume 11 (2016) Issue 4. p. 361-369. DOI https://doi.org/10.21552/epppl/2016/4/14 by Slavica Joković PhD Under the new EU rules, public procurement procedures are becoming a policy strategy instrument in order to implement environmental, social and innovation measures …

Tenderio workshsop in Lisbon

On 11 June 2018, Tenderio organised the workshop “Tenderio Training, Matching & Business-to-Procurers Day“, in Lisbon! The location was provided by IAPMEI, in the wonderful technologic park “Campus do Lumiar”. The event was focused on both promoting Tenderio free services and on informing participants on the ways they can succeed in bidding abroad. Indeed, the …

Public Procurement Excellence programme

A Programme for Public Buyers of Central Puchasing Bodies (CPBs) To support public procurement practitioners in performing their roles and achieving the objectives of public  procurement, the European Commission has initiated and is funding a training programme for procurers working for newly or to be established Central Procurement Bodies. To this end, COSME funded training …

United Kingdom 2018 Ecommerce Report and Brexit

The United Kingdom: 2018 Ecommerce Report (free) provides a brief overview of the state of ecommerce in The UK. This report has been published by the Ecommerce Foundation with hand-selected data that will help both domestic and international retailers evaluate their potential for success in the UK ecommerce market. Check the original document from EcommerceWiki here. Topics and …

Types of public contract

With the previous insight into public tender procedures, it would be good to discuss what kinds of contracts are actually agreed upon during those procedures. Public authorities or institutions have needs much like any other establishment, organisation or company. A public authority needs supplies to furnish and equip its offices, it needs certain software in …

Public Tender Procedures

Since we have covered the most important aspects of bid preparation in the previous posts, we can now turn to the different types of tender procedures. That’s right – not every tender contract is agreed upon in the same way. Here, we will discuss the three types of tender procedures that exist: negotiated procedure, open …

Pros and cons of doing business with governments

In the previous blogs we have discussed what public procurement is, as well as various rules and aspects that apply to the whole process. But what are the actual advantages and disadvantages of doing business with a government entity? The first and foremost positive aspect is that in the majority of nations, government offices and …

What can you do when you run into language barriers?

Participation in international public procurement opens up doors to many opportunities – you can venture into new markets, expand your operations, and establish new partnerships. However, it also often leads to certain barriers – the most common of which is the language barrier. Logically, each public agency will always publish a tender in their native …

How to fill in tender documents?

You have found an interesting bid, you fulfill the set requirements and are eligible to bid, and have possibly found a partner – now it’s time to fill out and submit the actual documents! But what exactly do you do, and how? Filling out tender documentation in itself is a tedious step, which requires you …