Planned e-auctions that are later not implemented result in the highest prices
SKOPJE, 21 March, 2016 – Today, the Center for Civil Communications published the Index of Rationality No. 14 developed for a new group of products: metal archive cabinets, coal, school chairs and occupational rubber boots. The biggest difference in prices was observed in the case of coal, while the smallest difference in prices was noted for procurement of occupational rubber boots. In summary, the Index of Rationality provides the following conclusions:
- metal archive cabinets were priced in the range from 6,476 MKD to 14,293 MKD per cabinet, where the highest price is by 121% higher than the lowest price;
- coal had been purchased at prices ranging from 1,652 MKD to 4,720 MKD per ton, where the highest price is by 186% higher than the lowest price;
- school chairs with standard dimensions were purchased at prices ranging from 505 MKD to 1,062 MKD, which means that the highest price is by 110% higher than the lowest price; and
- occupational rubber boots (knee-high) were purchased by utility enterprises at prices from 400 MKD to 728 MKD per pair of boots, where the highest price for this type of goods is by 82% higher than the lowest price.
Attempts to develop the index of rationality for services related to cleaning of river basins could not be realized due to the inability to identify common unit that would serve as basis for comparing costs/prices for this type of services.
USAID Civil Society Project is implemented by the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia (FOSM) in partnership with the Centre for Civil Communications, the Youth Educational Forum, Reactor – Research in Action, and Forum – Centre for Strategic Research and Documentation.
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