Tender with absurd prices of 0,01 MKD
SKOPJE, December 04, 2017 - The Center for Civil Communications today published a report on the monitoring of public procurement conducted by the central level institutions for the period from January to June 2017.
Key findings from the monitoring of public procurement are:
- As many as 35% of monitored tender procedures have rejected a
number of bids as unacceptable. This additionally hinders competition
in tender procedures.
- In some tender procedures, e-auctions have resulted in attainment
of such low prices that bring under question reality of tender
procedures’ estimated value and quality of procurements.
- ‘Lowest price’ defined as the single criterion on contract awarding
leads to tender procedures which have attained absurd prices of 0.01
MKD and 0.01 percent. Such market inconsequence increases the risk
of possible manipulations in the course of tender implementation.
- In the first half of 2017, the council of public procurements was
addressed with 7,583 applications from contracting authorities, i.e.
by 9% less applications compared to the same period last year. In that,
the council invoiced contracting authorities for issuance of opinions/
approvals in total amount of 806,172 EUR.
- In the first half of 2017, the non-transparent negotiation procedure
without prior announcement of call for bids was used to sign
contracts in accumulative value of 7.4 Million EUR, which is by 12%
higher compared to the same period last year.
- Number and share of annulled tender procedures is increasing. In the
first half of 2017, a total of 2,033 tender procedures were annulled
(fully or in part), representing A share of 23.7% from the total number
of procurement notices announced in the same period.
- Total of 19 negative references for 17 companies were issued in the first half of 2017.