PODGORICA – Institute Alternative is organizing a panel discussion titled “Towards a Better Regulation of Public and Secret Procurement in the Security Sector” on 16 of November 2018, starting at 11:00, at the PR Centre.

The panel discussion will focus on public and secret procurement in the Ministry of Interior and the Police Directorate, who spent over 50 million euros in public procurement over the period 2013-2017 and additionally nearly 5 million euros for secret procurement.

The purpose of the panel discussion is to highlight, in the light of the future independence of the Police Directorate and in the context of the preparation of the new Law on Public Procurement, the problems identified in the implementation of procurement in these institutions, as well as good practices, and define recommendations for improving the management of this significant part of public spending.

Following issues will be discussed:

  • How did the Ministry of Interior and the Police Directorate plan and spend money for public procurement in the previous five-year period?
  • How long will confidential procurements in the security and defence sector remain in a legal vacuum and far from control?
  • Why the by-laws and internal acts envisaged by the Law on Public Procurement from June 2017, which were supposed to better regulate this area, were not adopted?
  • Can we miss the opportunity to regulate the procurement in the security and defence sector in detail through the new Public Procurement Law? What are the recommendations of SIGMA and the European Commission in this regard?

Speakers:

  • Zoran Milić, Head of Public Procurement Office, Ministry of Interior
  • Blažo Savković, Head of Sector II, State Audit Institution
  • Mersad Mujević, Director of the Public Procurement Directorate and Head of the Working Group for the preparation of the new Law on Public Procurement
  • Stefan Šaponjić, Head of the Public Procurement Directorate and a member of the Working Group for the preparation of the Regulation on Procurement in the Security and Defence Sector

Moderator:

  • Ana Đurnić, Public Policy Researcher, Institute Alternative

Organizer: Institute Alternative
Topic: Public and Secret Procurement in the Security Sector
Time: 16 November 2018 at 11:00
Place: PR Centre, Podgorica, Montenegro

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