Newsletter Launch: Monitoring Moldova’s Public Procurement

Monitoring Moldova’s Public Procurement is the first in a series of newsletters designed to share information and increase transparency around public procurement in the Republic of Moldova. 

by Ana-Maria Veverita

In the Republic of Moldova, public procurement remains an area vulnerable to irregularities, fraud, and corruption. The large amount of money circulating in the public procurement system and the frequent interactions between the public and private sectors make public procurement extremely vulnerable and a priority area of concern for the integrity of public administration.

These facts justify the role of civil society in overseeing the way in which public money is spent, and how public procurement is conducted, in order to ensure transparency. Effective monitoring of public procurement requires civil society’s knowledge on operations of the public procurement system, the legal and institutional framework, and the entire procurement process.

In the first edition of Monitoring Moldova’s Public Procurement, find out why the involvement of civil society in monitoring public procurement is essential, how the Business Intelligence system works for the Republic of Moldova, why prices differ for the same medicines purchased to combat COVID-19, and why Moldova’s Ministry of Education paid 3.15 million lei to a company for reconstruction works that were not executed.

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The issue also includes: 

NEWS: Several institutions carried out illegal public procurement deals (report)

NEWS: A new digital tool for analyzing open data from the MTender system has been launched

LEGISLATION: IDIS „Viitorul” and AGER: Proposals for the Regulation on certification in the field of public procurement

OPINION: Lars Jeurling: “An active civil society is the key to a brighter future in Moldova”

ANALYSIS: NAC Report: The higher the value of public procurement deals, the higher the risk of corruption

REPORT: Large fluctuations in the purchase price of medicines and protective equipment to combat COVID-19

INVESTIGATIONS: The Ministry of Education paid 3.15 million lei to a company for works that were not performed – finding of the Court of Accounts about the repair of an institution in Bălți

More information can be found in the full version of the newsletter.

This newsletter was produced within the context of the joint PTF and IDIS Increasing the Integrity of Public Procurement in Moldova project.

The views expressed in the articles, which were written by IDIS, are solely those of the individuals quoted and do not necessarily reflect the official policies of PTF.

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