BALKAN TENDER WATCH presented in Podgorica

Date: Jun 05, 2013



Podgorica, 30.05.2013.

Regional web portal dedicated to public procurement in the Western Balkans, the Balkan Tender Watch, was officially presented on 30th May, 2013 at a press conference held in Podgorica. At the same time a regional Base-Line Survey on public procurement systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia was launched. The results of this survey will be presented to the public by the end of 2013 on . 

Speakers at the conference were Mr. Vuk Maras, a representative of the host organization MANS, Ms. Donka Prodanova, Project Manager for the internal market and public finances in the EU Delegation i Montenegro, Jasna Filipovic, a Project Leader on behalf of the Open Society Foundation Serbia, Marek Smid, Open Society Foundation Bratislava representative, Sabina Fakic, Project Manager of the Center for Civil Communications from Skopje, Aleksandar Draganic, researcher in the Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina and Dejan Milovac, Director of the MANS's Research Center.

Members of the coalition briefly presented the project to the media and pointed out evident problems of corruption and lack of transparency in public procurement procedures, common to the entire Western Balkan region. They also presented future plans and activities of the coalition.

Members of the coalition held a separate meeting with representatives of the diplomatic corps based in Podgorica, presenting the project, produced tools and expected outcomes. During the meeting ideas on projects’ possible outreach have been discussed. All participants expressed their will to cooperate during the project implementation. Representatives of the diplomatic corps fully supported coalitions’ engagement in curbing corruption in the region. 


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