• 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 296kb

    What is a Contracting Authority? (Policy brief No. 3, September 2016, Serbian)

    The public procurement Directives only apply if a body is a contracting authority within the definition of the Directives. This brief gives guidance on the notion of a contracting authority/entity under the directives (especially the concept of “a body governed by public law”). It also analyses whether a contracting authority can participate in joint purchasing or central purchasing.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 351kb

    Economic Issues in Public Procurement (Policy brief No. 2, September 2016, Serbian)

    Effective procurement strategies, which control costs and streamline processes, are vital to all contracting authorities. Pursuing the best value-for-money in public procurement, while keeping the process management costs down, requires several crucial decisions. A number of closely interlinked economic factors come in to play in these decisions. This brief aims to provide practical guidance regarding these decisions.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 316kb

    Public Procurement in the EU (Policy brief No. 1, September 2016, Serbian)

    This brief provides a description of the legal framework of the EU public procurement system: two “procedural” Directives for the public sector (2004/18/EC) and for the utilities sector (2004/17/EC), and two other “remedies” Directives (89/66/EEC, 92/13/EEC, both amended by Directive 2007/66/EC). Additionally, Directive 2009/81/EC applies to the procurement of military supplies, works and services.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 319kb

    EU Directives 2014 - Concessions (Policy brief No. 31, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This brief presents the new EU public procurement Directive (2014/23/EU) on award of concession contracts. The Directive is part of a recently adopted EU legislative package reforming the EU public procurement rules. A separate procurement brief (No. 30) focuses on the 2014 Public Sector Directive and the 2014 Utilities Directive.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 843kb

    EU Directives 2014 - Public Sector and Utilities Procurement (Policy brief No. 30, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This procurement brief sets out the major changes incorporated into the 2014 public sector and utilities directives. The brief is not intended to provide an exhaustive analysis of all of the changes. A separate procurement brief (No. 31) focuses on the Concessions Directive 2014/23/EU.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 428kb

    Detecting and Correcting Common Errors in Public Procurement (Policy brief No. 29, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This brief gives a short overview of the issue of common errors in public procurement. For the purposes of the brief, errors are understood as infringements of public procurement rules and principles, regardless of the stage of the procedure. It analyses the types of errors and their impact on the results of the public procurement procedure.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 379kb

    Audit of Procurement (Policy brief No. 28, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This brief aims to give guidance to auditors dealing with public procurement processes. Based on audit experience, it examines the stages that are worth looking at and explains why. It highlights those aspects that are recommended to be considered in more detail. It also gives advice as to which documents the auditor is suggested to scrutinise in order to find evidence.

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  • 20-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 358kb

    Monitoring of Public Procurement (Policy brief No. 27, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This brief gives an overview of EU requirements concerning monitoring, the purpose and role of monitoring as well as types of monitoring. Finally, the Brief gives examples of monitoring in European Union member states.

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  • 20-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 407kb

    Organising Central Public Procurement Functions (Policy brief No. 26, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This brief analyses these key central public procurement functions and the existing structural models in the European Union Member States. It also gives an overview of the potential assets and shortcomings of functions carried out by central public procurement structures.

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  • 20-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 442kb

    Establishing Procurement Review Bodies (Policy brief No. 25, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This brief provides a description of the main institutional models implemented in member states of the EU and highlights the key requirements provided in the EU Directives and relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the EU. It also addresses aspects of good practice.

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