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Unlocking the Strategic Use of Public Procurement in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

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Subnational governments carry out more than 60% of total public procurement in OECD countries. As such, public procurement can offer a powerful tool for cities to boost local growth and advance their strategic priorities, ranging from innovation and inclusion to the transition to a low-carbon economy. Bratislava, the most populated and richest municipality in the Slovak Republic, carried out 39% of its expenditures through public procurement in 2019. The COVID-19 crisis has enhanced both the urgency and the opportunity to improve the city's procurement system and to rethink "what" and "how" to procure. In this context, Bratislava is developing new directives to make its procurement processes more efficient. This report offers recommendations on how Bratislava can use public procurement strategically to identify value-for-money solutions, foster competition, and promote sustainable urban development. The report also includes a concrete case study on Bratislava’s public procurement for street lighting, which provides methodological guidance on the analysis of needs, market engagement, and tender design.

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Across OECD countries, public procurement of goods, services and infrastructures accounts for around 12% of gross domestic product (GDP), playing an important role in driving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, including supporting the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Subnational governments, including cities, carry out over 60% of total public procurement in OECD countries.

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