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Online broadcasting of the State Procurement Appeals Board sessions (AM0020)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Staff of the Government of the Republic of Armenia

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

E-Government, Open Contracting and Procurement, Private Sector

IRM Review

IRM Report: Armenia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Ensuring transparency of Procurement Appeals Board decision-making. The monitoring results of the organization certify that the decisions of the Procurement Appeals in many occasions give way to concerns, to address which only making them public is not enough, and it is also necessary to indicate how they were adopted during the board sessions

IRM End of Term Status Summary

5. Broadcasting State Procurement Appeals Board sessions

Commitment Text:

The monitoring results of the organization certify that the decisions of the Procurement Appeals in many occasions give way to concerns, to address which, only making them public is not enough, and it is also necessary to indicate how they were adopted during the board sessions.

Responsible Institution: The Staff of the Government of the Republic of Armenia

Supporting Institution(s): None

Start Date: May 2014 ...........                                                             ............. End Date: June 2015

Commitment Aim

The goal of this commitment is to make the Procurement Appeals Boards decisions transparent and publicly accessible. Ensuring transparency of the decision-making process could help increase public trust towards procurement system.

Status

Midterm: Complete

As of June 2015, Procurement Appeals Board sessions are regularly broadcasted online  “Electronic Government of the Republic of Armenia”, e-gov.am, accessed June 12, 2017, https://www.e-gov.am/en/

Did it Open Government?

Access to Information: Marginal

Often, the decisions of the Procurement Appeals Boards were not transparent and did not properly address the concerns of parties presenting appeals. According to the Government, due to online broadcasting of sessions of Procurement Appeals Board, the number of appeals increased significantly. According to Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) monitoring report TIAC Report on monitoring of public procurments during 2015 and 2016 is available in Armenian at http://bit.ly/2sVJ2GP.  , in first half of 2016, 69 appeals were forwarded, compared to 54 in 2015 and 48 in 2014. In 2016, 32 appeals received positive answers (24 in 2015 and 22 in 2014). TIAC report also noted that the State Procurement Appeals Board is demonstrating changes towards more accountability. However, the quality and completeness of online broadcasting needs to improve. TIAC report mentions the cases of unauthorized individuals participating in investigations of complaints. As highlighted in the midterm progress report published by OGP IRM, online broadcasting of sessions of Appeals Board are short and in some cases, are even limited to reading board’s decisions without providing relevant details. Consequently, there are justified concerns that the part of the commitment, related to method of adopting decisions (that is, how the decisions were adopted during the Board session – as specified in the action plan), can be improved further.

Carried Forward?

The commitment is not included in the next action plan.


Armenia's Commitments

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  2. Government grant transparency

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  3. Beneficial ownership register

    AM0037, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  4. Modernization of community website

    AM0038, 2018, E-Government

  5. State water Cadastre

    AM0039, 2018, E-Government

  6. Land cadastre

    AM0040, 2018, E-Government

  7. Integrated social services

    AM0041, 2018, E-Government

  8. UNIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATION

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  9. exploring medical assistance program

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  10. Platform for submitting petitions

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  11. public service dashboard

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  12. State Travel Transparency

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  13. Accountability for Grants of the Government

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  14. Transparency of the State Budget

    AM0029, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  15. "Open Data" in Official Declaration:

    AM0030, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  16. Portal for Community Decisions.

    AM0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Accountability Licensing

    AM0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. Accessibility of Integrated Social Services

    AM0033, 2016, E-Government

  19. "One-stop-shop" Pilot Project Within Military Registration Offices

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  20. Digitization and publication of data in the “Republican Geological Fund” SNCO

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  21. Ensuring transparency in mining

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  22. Ensuring public awareness about health care financing

    AM0018, 2014, E-Government

  23. Ensuring transparency of asset and income declarations of the RA high-ranking officials

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  24. Online broadcasting of the State Procurement Appeals Board sessions

    AM0020, 2014, E-Government

  25. Community microsurvey introduction in 10 communities

    AM0021, 2014, E-Government

  26. Ensuring open, transparent, participatory and accountable process of state policies and legislative reforms

    AM0022, 2014, E-Government

  27. Public awareness on the lawmaking activity of state governance bodies

    AM0023, 2014, E-Government

  28. Ensuring transparency of the election of Governing Boards of the RA general secondary education institutions and of the annual budget planning and expenses of RA general secondary education institutions

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  29. Knowledge and capacity building of public servants in the freedom of information and anticorruption field

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  30. Ensuring transparency of local self government bodies of large communities

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  31. Reviewing the regulatory normative legal acts (Regulatory Guillotine Project)

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  32. Improving Internal Audit System for the Public Sector

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  33. Improving Procurement Procedures

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  35. Promoting Transparency and Objectiveness in Tax Administration

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  36. Fight Against Corruption

    AM0006, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  37. Introduction of a unified payment system (portal)

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  38. State car inspection improvements

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    AM0010, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration

  41. Introduction of e-statistics system

    AM0011, 2012, E-Government

  42. Introduction of e-documentation sharing system in urban communities

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  43. Ensuring Transparency of Asset Declarations

    AM0013, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  44. Standardization of Offical Websites Content

    AM0014, 2012, E-Government

  45. Improvement of Knowledge and Skills of Public Servants on Access to Information

    AM0015, 2012, Capacity Building