In 2013, the municipalities have spent from 2 EUR to 276 EUR per capita on public procurements
SKOPJE, March 16, 2015 – Today, the Centre for Civil Communications published the results of the research of 2013 public procurement spending by all municipalities in the Republic in Macedonia within the regular monitoring of public procurements implemented by local authorities. Key findings of the research include:
- In 2013, all 80 municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia, except the City of Skopje, have spent a total of 6.2 billion MKD, i.e. 101.3 million EUR on public procurements.
- At the level of individual municipalities, the Municipality of Aerodrom has spent the highest amount of funds on public procurements in 2013 (628 million MKD or 10.2 million EUR), while the Municipality of Centar Zupa has spent the lowest amount of funds on public procurements (1.1 million MKD or 19,000 EUR)
- Compared to the previous year, decline in public procurement spending was observed in 2013 by 38 million EUR, i.e. by 27%.
- In 2013, the municipalities have spent from 2 EUR to 276 EUR per capita on public procurements. In per capita terms, 2013 differences between the municipalities are more modest compared to 2012 when they ranged from 2 EUR to 412 EUR per capita.
- The Municipality of Centar lost last year’s primacy when it was the absolute winner both, in terms of total value of public procurements and per capita value of public procurements.
- Share of public procurements in the municipalities’ 2013 budgets ranges from 1.8% to 77.7%. Differences observed under this parameter are indicative of great discrepancies among the municipalities.
- Exceptionally small per capita value of public procurements and small share of public procurements in municipality’s budget were observed in two big municipalities: Tetovo (8 EUR per capita) and Kumanovo (7 EUR per capita).
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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