Representatives of Republic Commission for Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures, within UNDP project support as well as TAIEX technical support, on 19th,20th and 21st April 2017, visited National Review Commission responsible for protection of rights in public procurement procedures in Republic of Slovenia, Competition Protection Agency and Commission for the Prevention of Corruption.
At the meeting held at National Review Commission, the legal matters of relevance for protection of rights in public procurement procedures both in Republic of Serbia and Republic of Slovenia have been discussed. The emphasis was on comparative practice regarding making of decisions in the field of protection of rights, hamonisation with EU Directives in the field of public procurement, new national legislation in this area as well as the role of European Court of Justice in creation of EU legislation in the field of public procurement.
At the meeting held at Competition Protection Agency the issues of common interest have been discussed, before all the segment related to the collusive tendering practices in a public procurement procedure (so called “bid-rigging”), as well as the matters connected with the way how to deepen existing cooperation of the bodies in charge of legal protection (remedies) and bodies in charge of protection of competition, both on national and regional level.
At the meeting held at Commission for the Prevention of Corruption the topics of discussion were liaised with anti-corruption policy in the area of public procurement, then with issues related to conflict of interest in public procurement, as well as Slovenian and European practices in disclosure of corruptive activities in public procurement procedures. Specific emphasis the colleague from Slovenia put on the issue related to existence of conflict of interest during the procurement of medical products.