Representatives of the Republic Commission for the Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures, within the OSCE project support, on 5th and 6th December 2019, visited the National Review Commission tasked with the protection of rights in public procurement procedures in the Republic of Slovenia and the Ministry of Public Administration – the Public Procurement Directorate, as the body in charge of formulating the public procurement policy in the Republic of Slovenia.
At the meeting held at National Review Commission, the legal matters of relevance for the protection of rights in public procurement procedures both in the Republic of Serbia and in the Republic of Slovenia have been discussed. The focus of the discussion was on the recent amendments of the Act on Legal Protection in Public Procurement Procedures in the Republic of Slovenia, and judicial review in this domain, on comparative practice in taking decisions in the protection of rights, treatment of large infrastructure projects and harmonization with the EU Directives in the area of electronic public procurement.
At the meeting in the Ministry of Public Administration – the Public Procurement Directorate, the issues related to framework agreements were discussed (method of conducting procedure, how to define selection criteria, which award criteria are being applied; procurement subject in framework agreement and its changes – change of specification and change of value; statistical data related to framework agreements; execution of framework contracts – ratio between the available resources for procurement though framework agreement and realized quantities of procurement subject). Slovenian colleagues focused particularly on issues related to the manner of performing expert evaluation of bids by using the European Single Procurement Document – ESPD (way of handling the bid after opening, steps in expert evaluation – what is considered firstly, how to check the absence of the exclusion ground and fulfilment of selection criteria is being performed – order of inviting bidders, insight into documents, exercising the protection of rights, etc.).