At the end of October they gathered Staff of Senior Practitioners on Public ProcurementA working group within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development works to provide guidance in procurement.
From Sweden, Malin de Jong, procurement advisor at the Swedish Competition Authority, who summarized the meeting participated On the job site.
One of the sessions was about trust in the public and public business.
Several participants stated that trust had been damaged during the pandemic and that the main task now was to rebuild citizens’ trust in the public, Malin de Jong wrote.
Building trust requires good purchasing statistics, which is an issue of great importance in Sweden.
Here are some examples of what is happening in the rest of the world:
- Germany It works with a register of purchases of more than 25,000 euros, where in addition to information about the value of purchases, it should be possible to find various information about the purchase, such as the procurement procedure, the criteria that were used and how the contracts were designed.
- Scotland It increases control by systematically collecting data for statistics.
- United kingdom It emphasizes the importance of engaging audit in different ways as well as the responsibility of audit to address these issues.
- Austria And United States of America It stresses the importance of integrating buying into daily operations, so that buying and selling are not alone.
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