A roundtable organized by the Public Procurement Administration on the occasion of completion of the public hearing on the Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on Public Procurement was held on March 17, 2014, in Podgorica. In the introductory part the participants were addressed by the Minister of Finance, Head of the Public Procurement Administration, President of the Employers Federation, Secretary General at the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro, as well as the Project Manager for Internal Market and Financial Control at the Delegation of European Union. The roundtable was attended by a large number of bidders, contracting authorities, representatives of NGOs and other stakeholders.
Research Coordinator at Institute Alternative, Jovana Marović, presented our comments to the proposed amendments, referring in greater detail to the provisions related to offense liability, control over the implementation of contracts, the composition of the State Commission for the Control of Public Procurement Procedures, etc. Jovana has particularly pointed out the issue of non-fulfillment of measures aimed at improvement of this area provided by the Action Plan for Chapter 23.