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Public procurement: guide to help citizens get value for their taxes

Every year an average US$9.5 trillion of public money is spent by governments on procuring goods and services, ranging from equipment for public hospitals and textbooks for schools, to large-scale construction projects, such as building roads, bridges and airports. With so much money at stake, the contracting process, referred to as public procurement, presents a […]

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Tackling corruption across the EU: Eliminating waste and corruption in EU funds – the role of public procurement

In considering all the actors involved in procurement misconduct, the FIEC-EIC`s Uwe Krenz noted the expression ‘it takes two to tango,’ adding “I will increase the two to three or four… but I don`t know what dance that is.” This plenary panel examined each of these actors (or dancers) in turn, proposing some innovative strategies […]

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Combating corruption in the EU through e-Procurement

Recently Transparency International submitted a response to the European Commission consultations on expanding the use of e-Procurement, which you can download here. The Commission consultation document (‘Green Paper’) contained no mention of corruption, and so we found it imperative to let the European Commission (EC) know how e-Procurement is not only a tool for bringing efficiency savings, but […]

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