Presentation on theme: "Introduction of e-procurement in Georgia: goals, results, further activities Tbilisi, November, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction of e-procurement in Georgia: goals, results, further activities Tbilisi, November, 2010
Aims Minimization of tender participation costs; Efficient and transparent use of public funds; Fair and unbiased evaluation process; Easy access to all procurement related information; Streamlining of procurement procedures; Increased competition.
Polls by GTZ and GEA on E-procurement Awareness Factors preventing a participation of companies in public procurement at the moment: – Too much documentation/information requested (70%). – Costs and technical requirements for participation in procurement too high (72%). – Uneasy access to procurement information (54%). – Lack of transparency for 59% (although no appeals). – Procurement information not correctly formulated (50%). – Procurement officers with insufficient quality of response (26% in Tbilisi, 70% in Imereti). – Handling of payments too long (70%).
Polls by GTZ and GEA on E-procurement Awareness Introduction of e-procurement largely unknown (82%): – for procurement information, companies in Tbilisi use Internet and “24 hours” and companies in Imereti mouth-to-mouth and “24 hours”. – SPA website is known by 66% in Tbilisi and 14% in Imereti. – in Tbilisi, 83% would focus on the available SPA information (manual, video tutorial). In Imereti, 43% would prefer personal advisory in the region. Internet connectivity: 93% in Tbilisi, 30% in Imereti. Credit-card rate momentarily 40% in Tbilisi and 3% in Imereti.
Main results (cont.) Tender fee decreased 4 times – GEL 50 (instead of GEL 200); Tender threshold decreased 20 times; Non-competitive procurement procedures are merely used; Significant decrease of administrative and logistic expenses.
Main results ( cont. ) Online purchase/ no need for written contract ; Less formalities/no need to obtain/submit documents from other state bodies, proving qualitative data; Only the winning bidder has to submit mentioned documents.
Main results (cont.) Objective and quantifiable evaluation criteria - price; Pass/fail for others (delivery time; relevant experience; turnover, etc.); Web-payment of tender participation fee; SPA – more service oriented (e.g. e-mail notification); Ex ante prevention vs. ex post enforcement;
Current activities Integration of annual plans and quarterly reports modules into the system; Business Intelligence module; Electronic dispute review board/Civil society participation in decision making; Introduction of HR management system/ restructuring of SPA; Training of trainers/ User manualUser manual
Planned Activities Trainings for Procuring Entities Using Distance Learning Technologies; Deployment of E-document flow in SPA; Notifying about Announced Tenders using Electronic Means; Deployment of Web-Payment System for Bid-Bonds