SIGMA Public Procurement Briefs

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2310-9246 (online)
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SIGMA Public Procurement Briefs provide input for training systems that are in compliance with EU public procurement legislation and practices and with related national legislations. They contribute to the improvement of professional skills of procurement officers and managers – both in the public sector (contracting authorities) and the private sector (economic operators). Some of the briefs are available in other languages, namely Armenian, Azeri, Romanian and Russian
 
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  N° 31   31 July 2014
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2014 EU Directives
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This Public Procurement 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. The Brief...
  N° 30   31 July 2014
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2014 EU Directives - Public Sector and Utilities Procurement
OECD
This Public Procurement Brief presents two new EU public procurement Directives (2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU) on procurement by public and utilities sectors. The Directives are part of a recently adopted EU legislative package reforming the EU public...
  N° 29   31 July 2013
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Detecting and Correcting Common Errors in Public Procurement
OECD
SIGMA Brief 29 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. The...
  N° 28   31 July 2013
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Audit of Procurement
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SIGMA Brief 28 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...
  N° 27   31 July 2013
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Monitoring of Public Procurement
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Public procurement contracts represent a major share of any country’s GDP and public expenditure budget. For this reason monitoring the compliance and performance of public procurement systems is of the utmost importance. For the purposes of SIGMA...
  N° 26   31 July 2013
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Organising Central Public Procurement Functions
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The establishment of central public procurement policy making and implementing bodies constitutes a major contribution to the successful development and favourable overall position of the public procurement system in a country. To make the public...
  N° 25   31 July 2013
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Establishing Procurement Review Bodies
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A well-functioning procurement review and remedies system is in the interest of all stakeholders – economic operators, contracting authorities, contracting entities as well as the general public. SIGMA Brief 25 provides a description of the main...
  N° 24   31 July 2013
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Use of Official Automatic Exclusion Lists in Public Procurement
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The decision to exclude an economic operator from participation in a public procurement procedure is a serious one. The impact on the economic operator is potentially significant. The inappropriate exclusion of an economic operator can also adversely...
  N° 23   25 Sep 2011
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Defence Procurement
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Defence procurement is the process through which authorities in the field of defence and security acquire various goods, services or works they need in order to perform their duties and missions. Defence procurement constitutes a noticeable segment...
  N° 22   25 Sep 2011
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Contract Management
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When a contracting authority enters into a contract with an economic operator, the arrangement cannot just be left to run. It must be managed to enable both the contracting authority and the economic operator to meet their contractual obligations....
  N° 21   25 Sep 2011
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Performance Measurement
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Public procurement contracts represent a major share of any country’s GDP and public expenditure budget. This fact alone provides sound reasons for analysing the performance of public procurement operations at all levels. Performance measurement is...
  N° 20   25 Sep 2011
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Central Purchasing Bodies
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In some EU member states Central Purchasing Bodies are responsible for awarding public contracts and framework agreements for other contracting authorities. SIGMA Brief 20 provides an overview of the establishment and operation of a Central...
  N° 19   25 Sep 2011
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Framework Agreements
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The framework agreements instrument has been widely used and is considered as an efficient procurement technique throughout Europe. A framework agreement means an agreement between one or more contracting authorities and one or more economic...
  N° 18   25 Sep 2015
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Concessions and PPPs
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Concessions are contracts where the consideration for the works or services to be carried out consists either solely in the right to exploit the work or service, or in this right together with payment. The acronym PPP refers to Public-Private...
  N° 17   25 Sep 2011
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E-Procurement
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Electronic means of communication can greatly simplify the publication of public contracts and increase the efficiency and transparency of procurement processes. SIGMA Brief 17 explains what is meant by e-procurement and aims to explain the rationale...
  N° 16   25 Sep 2011
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Procurement by Utilities
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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. In some EU member states...
  N° 15   25 Sep 2011
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Below Threshold Contracts
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The EU Public Procurement Directives only apply to contracts of a value that meet or exceed the relevant EU financial threshold. Below threshold contracts are not covered by the procurement Directives. However, below threshold contracts comprise the...
  N° 14   28 Jan 2011
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Incorporating Social Considerations into Procurement
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Public procurement is becoming a policy strategy instrument: public procurement procedures can also help public purchasers to implement policies governing social integration. SIGMA Brief 14 offers guidance for Contracting Authorities on what can be...
  N° 13   28 Jan 2011
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Incorporating Environmental Considerations into Procurement
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Public authorities are major consumers in Europe: they spend approximately 2 trillion euros annually. By using their purchasing power to choose goods and services with lower impacts on the environment, they can make an important contribution to...
  N° 12   28 Jan 2011
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Remedies
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Remedies are legal actions which allow economic operators to request the enforcement of public procurement regulations and their rights under those regulations in cases where contracting authorities, either intentionally or unintentionally, fail to...
  N° 11   28 Jan 2011
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Procurement Tools
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SIGMA Brief 11 focuses on three specific modern types of procurement tools: framework agreements, electronic auctions and dynamic purchasing systems. EU Member States have the option of deciding whether or not to implement provisions permitting these...
  N° 10   28 Jan 2011
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What are the Public Procurement Procedures and When Can They Be Used?
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The basic presumption in public procurement is that contracts of a specified type and value will be awarded using an advertised, competitive procedure that is open, fair and transparent, ensuring equality of opportunity and treatment for all...
  N° 9   28 Jan 2011
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Tender Evaluation and Contract Award
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The evaluation of tenders is the stage in the procurement process during which a contracting authority identifies which one of the tenders meeting the requirements is the best one on the basis of the pre-announced award criteria. The qualified...
  N° 8   28 Jan 2011
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Setting the Award Criteria
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The award criteria are the criteria that constitute the basis on which a contracting authority evaluates submitted tenders and then awards a contract to the best tender. Tenders should be evaluated on the basis of objective criteria that ensure...
  N° 7   28 Jan 2011
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Selecting Economic Operators
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It is important for a contracting authority to ensure that it will enter into a contract with an economic operator that has the ability to perform and complete the contract. Selection of economic operators means the process of assessing and deciding...
  N° 6   28 Jan 2011
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Advertising
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Advertising of procurement opportunities and contract award results is a foundation stone of public procurement. Full and open advertising facilitates appropriate competition, develops markets and helps in the battle against corruption. SIGMA Brief 6...
  N° 5   28 Jan 2011
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Understanding the EU Financial Thresholds
OECD
The EU Public Procurement Directives only apply to contracts of a value that meet or exceed the relevant EU financial threshold. Different thresholds apply to different types of contracting authorities/entities and also to different types of...
  N° 4   28 Jan 2011
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Which Contracts are Covered by the Procurement Directives?
OECD
The EU Public Procurement Directives cover three main types of contract: works, supplies and services including design contests. Some contracts will often contain elements of one or more of the 3 types of contract. The Directives contain specific...
  N° 3   28 Jan 2011
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What is a Contracting Authority?
OECD
The public procurement Directives only apply if a body is a contracting authority (contracting entity in the Utilities sector) within the definition of the Directives. SIGMA Brief 3 gives guidance on the notion of a contracting authority/entity under...
  N° 2   28 Jan 2011
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Economic Issues in Public Procurement
OECD
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...
  N° 1   28 Jan 2011
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Public Procurement in the EU
OECD
SIGMA Brief 1 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,...
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