• 25-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 396kb

    Life-cycle Costing (Policy brief No. 34, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This procurement brief explains what the life-cycle costing methodology means and the advantages of using this approach. It highlights the key provisions in the Public Procurement EU Directive that set out the legal framework for taking life-cycle costs into account in the various stages of the procurement process.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 352kb

    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Public Procurement (Policy brief No. 33, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This procurement brief describes measures at the EU level aimed at ensuring that contracting authorities take full advantage of the potential of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in their procurement activities.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 323kb

    Market Analysis, Preliminary Market Consultations, and Prior Involvement of Candidate/Tenderers (Policy brief No. 32, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This brief provides an overview of the market analysis process in public procurement undertaken by a contracting authority to collect information to assist the authority in defining its procurement requirements, by selecting the most appropriate tender method, analysing and evaluating bids, and determining the outcome of the most economically advantageous tender.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 360kb

    Central Purchasing Bodies (Policy brief No. 20, September 2016, Serbian)

    This brief focuses on Central Purchasing Bodies that base their operations on the awarding and use of centralised framework agreements. It also discusses the key operational issues for these bodies. Finally the brief presents important “lessons learnt” as well as risk and success factors.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 345kb

    Framework Agreements (Policy brief No. 19, September 2016, Serbian)

    SIGMA brief 19 aims to give guidance on several issues of framework agreements such as whether framework agreements are suitable for all purchasing, when and how a framework agreement must be advertised, what procedure is used for procuring a framework agreement, or what the duration of a framework agreement is.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 308kb

    Concessions and Public-Private Partnerships (Policy brief No. 18, September 2016, Serbian)

    This brief offers guidance on current EU rules on concessions and Public-Private Partnerships.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 368kb

    E-Procurement (Policy brief No. 17, September 2016, Serbian)

    This brief explains what is meant by e-procurement and aims to explain the rationale behind using e-procurement, presenting country examples and resulting improvements. It also provides an overview of the relevant rules of the EU Directives and different e-procurement tools such as e-auctions, e-catalogues or dynamic purchasing systems.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 338kb

    Procurement by Utilities (Policy brief No. 16, September 2016, Serbian)

    The term “utilities” is commonly used to describe the organisations which deliver services – such as the provision of water, electricity, gas or transport – to a community as a whole, typically through fixed networks. The Utilities sectors are covered by separate and more flexible procurement rules in the European Union (Directive 2004/17/EC). This brief summarises these specific rules.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 339kb

    Incorporating Social Considerations into Procurement (Policy brief No. 14, September 2016, Serbian)

    This brief offers guidance for Contracting Authorities on what can be considered as social considerations (e.g. reducing unemployment, preventing the use of child labour) and how these considerations can be incorporated into the procurement process in line with EU law.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 288kb

    Below Threshold Contracts (Policy brief No. 15, September 2016, Serbian)

    This brief provides an overview of the approaches member states have adopted below the thresholds. It concludes with further information on the way in which the rules and principles of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, basic standards, and some provisions of the Directives may impact on the procurement of below threshold contracts.

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