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Georgia

Electronic System of Procurement (GE0030)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Georgia, Second Action Plan, 2014-16

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: State Procurement Agency

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, E-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Public Procurement

IRM Review

IRM Report: Georgia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016, Georgia IRM Progress Report 2014-2015

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Public Accountability

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

In order to ensure greater transparency of state procurement, the State Procurement Agency (SPA) in the framework of this commitment will expand the Unified Electronic System of State Procurement (Ge-GP) and integrate electronic module of contest into the system.
According to the current rule, the contest representing an alternative method of state procurement of design services is announced via the official web page of the SPA. Conducting the Contest process is not fully electronic as it is in case of tenders. The contest is held in the procuring entity, while the related documentation is sent to the SPA and published on its official web-page.
Current method does not provide necessary level of transparency and publicity as it is the case for tenders. Procuring entity has wide discretion and autonomy and the decisions of the committee making a decision on contests are not appealable to the Dispute Resolution Board (DRB).
Implantation of e-Contest system will enable suppliers to participate in the contest through Ge-GP in a same way as in case of tenders. Implementation of e-Contest system will remove geographical obstacles and simplify procedure for participation in contest. Decisions of the committee will be appealable to the DRB, which will ensure that the suppliers’ rights are effectively protected. Incorporation of e-Contests in the system will make contest procedures more transparent which directly responding to Open Governing Partnership principles and will ensure efficiency of public spending.


Commitments

Open Government Partnership