We are organising a panel discussion ”Towards better regulation of public and confidential procurement in the security and defence sector”, on Friday, 16 November, 2018, at the PR Centre, starting at 11am.
The panel discussion will focus on public and confidential procurement in the Ministry of Interior and the Police Administration, which spent over 50 million euro in public procurement over the period 2013-2017, and nearly 5 million euro for confidential procurement.
The purpose of the panel discussion is to, in the light of the future independence of the Police Administration and in the context of the preparation of the new Law on Public Procurement, highlight the issues identified in the procurement process in these institutions, as well as good practices, and define recommendations for improving the procedures and regulation for this significant part of public spending.
We will discuss following topics:
– How Ministry of Interior and the Police Administration planned and managed the money for public procurement in the previous five years?
– Until when the confidential procurement in the security and defence sector will be in legal vacuum and far from control?
– Why the by-laws and internal acts envisaged by the Law on Public Procurement from June 2017, which were supposed to better regulate this area, were not adopted?
– Can we miss out the opportunity to regulate the procurement in the security and defence sector by the new Public Procurement Law? What are the recommendations of SIGMA and the European Commission in this regard?
These topics will be addressed by:
Radmila Jakšić, Head of Department for Financial, General and Auxiliary Affairs, Ministry of Interior,
Blažo Savković, Head of Sector II, State Audit Institution,
Mersad Mujević, Director of the Public Procurement Administration and Head of the Working Group for the preparation of the new Law on Public Procurement,
Stefan Šaponjić, Head of the Public Procurement Department and a member of the Working Group for preparation of the Decree on Procurement in the Security and Defence Sector
Discussion will be moderated by Ana Đurnić, public policy researcher at Institute Alternative.
We organise the panel discussion with the support of the European Union through the Civil Society Facility Programme within the project ”Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust: POINTPULSE’’, which has been implemented by the Institute Alternative, together with partners from the region, for four years now.