More Than 1 Billion KM Spent on Public Procurement Last Year

Date: May 30, 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina




Overall amount stands to be higher because in some cases there is no record of the value of the contract. As in the previous years, the biggest contractors were power utilities, fossil-fueled power plants and mines, and other firms from the energy sector.

In order to make data on public spending readily available to the public, reporters from the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo (CIN) have combined records from the government newspapers and the public procurement web page into a single database that can be easily searched for information on what the institutions have procured, at what price and from whom. The database contains public procurement records between 2011 and 2015.

Out of 647 public institutions and companies which put out tenders last year, the BiH Power Utility has spent the biggest amount of money – 151.4 million KM — to buy machines, materials, hire contractors and draft business proposals. During the same period, the Clinical Center of Sarajevo University concluded the biggest number of individual contracts or 1508 to buy medicaments and medical supplies.

Last year, government agencies and public institutions spent 25.6 million KM on fuel and nearly 8 million KM on vehicles and SUVs.


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