Public Procurement Action Plan

Report
Public Procurement in the
management
of the ESI Funds
– Developing top skills and
competences in public procurement
can save you valuable funds
Pascal Boijmans, DG REGIO,
Head of Unit, E1, Competence Centre
Administrative Capacity Building
Technical Working Group on PP
established Sept 2013
Purpose:
Improve coordination and avoid fragmentation
Prepare and deliver an Action Plan to improve PP
performance for ESIF during 2014-2020
REGIO (Chair), MARKT, EMPL, AGRI, MARE, EIB
ESIF DG's have most "in the field" knowledge
MARKT focus is on policy (transposition and
application of PP Directives) and implementation
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Public Procurement Action Plan
Objective: to obtain a significant reduction of
irregularities in public procurement contracts and add
value for public money
FOCUS
ON PREVENTIVE ACTIONS!
1. Spread knowledge of EU PP rules at the level of all
stakeholders
2. Reinforce administrative capacity (trainings,
knowledge & good practice exchange)
3. Better preparation of tenders and projects
4. Reduce error rate
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Action Plan - Priorities
 Prepare & disseminate PP Guidance for
Practitioners on the avoidance of errors in ESIF
 Stock-taking/analysis of MS lessons learned,
dissemination tools, good practices of PP capacity
 Training/Guidance on how to follow-up on Public
Procurement weaknesses
 MS specific initiatives (RO, BG, IT, EL)
 Trainings for new PP Directives (DG MARKT)
 PP as a strategic tool for Cohesion Policy
e-procurement, Green PP, Innovation (DGs ENTR
and ENV)
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