SIGMA Public Procurement Briefs

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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


Detecting and Correcting Common Errors in Public Procurement

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 Brief analyses the types of errors and their impact on the results of the public procurement procedure. It also gives a list and a short presentation (case studies) about the most common errors in public procurement. Finally, the Brief gives guidance on the potential means of mechanisms and procedures (review procedures, audits, checks) for detection and correction of errors.


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