Finalized round of training events on the implementation of the Public Procurement Law for Local Governments
October 8, 2021
A two-day training held in Belgrade from September 23-24 marked the end of the round of trainings on the implementation of the Public Procurement Law for local self-governments. The training events were attended by more than 40 participants (public procurement officers and officials in local administration) from 15 GAI partner cities and municipalities, including several public enterprises and other public institutions at the local level that expressed the need for and interest in participating in these trainings.
The training program and the topics covered were defined in cooperation with local self-government representatives who specified their needs, problems and dilemmas in this area through the questionnaire. During 6 online events and the final, in-person training, a total of 10 topics were covered in the area, including: preparation and public procurement procedures, technical specifications, types of public procurement procedures and specificities (negotiating procedure, framework agreement, open procedure), criteria for selection and awarding of contracts, exemptions, thresholds, common reasons for cancelling the public procurement procedure and common irregularities identified by the relevant state authorities, and many others.
Based on all the questions, debates and training discussions, GAI will prepare a publication with frequently asked questions and answers in this area, which should help in resolving dilemmas and provide appropriate answers to specific questions and situations that arise in public procurement procedures at the local self-government level.
In addition to local self-governments and public enterprises at the local level, GAI is also preparing an online training on the implementation of the Public Procurement Law, in cooperation with the Association of Bidders, to be held on October 12.
Presentations used at the public procurement training events for local self-governments can be accessed at the Knowledge sharing section of the GAI website.