E-procurement performance indicators: a step towards EU

Bradić-Martinović, Aleksandra (2016) E-procurement performance indicators: a step towards EU. In: Development, competitiveness and inequality in EU and Western Balkans. Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, pp. 38-61. ISBN 978-954-07-4066-9

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The implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) provides support to a large number of processes within government activities. Most countries have e-government solutions, at least for the basic functions, but developed countries rely heavily on modern technology. Public procurement is very sensitive area for each government, mainly because of its impact on economy (impact on public spending through costs of goods and services for public sector, impact on development of SME sector, impact on employment through SMEs and public work, impact on the entire society through suppression of corruption, etc.). For that reason European countries started to improve the whole process of public procurement and all candidate countries have to fulfil requests. The subject of this paper is implementation of ICT in the area of public procurement and the technics of measuring the development of this process. During the last four years EU developed indicators for measuring the progress in public e-Procurement. These indicators are divided into two groups and are connected with the certain policy goals. The first group, EU Top level Take-up indicators are connected with the policy goals of full transition to e-Procurement, full participation of SMES and enablement of crossborder transactions and the second group, EU Top level Performance indicators are connected with the need for improvement of effectiveness and efficiency of public spending, and easiness of access and improvement of transparency of public procurement system. These indicators can be calculated based on data from electronic portals for public procurement and EUROSTAT data. Republic of Serbia also have e-Portal for public procurement, but bidders use onlyfew basic functions of it (e-Notification with full documentation and e-Ask), as a consequence of low digital literacy. As a result of that, technically we can calculate these indicators, but practically it is impossible because lack of data.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512362082
Uncontrolled Keywords: public procurement, EU, integration, indicators, e-procurement
M Category: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 13:18
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 13:18
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/1034

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