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Low Transparency of State-Owned Enterprises

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Skopje, 30.01.2019 – The Center for Civil Communications published its research report titled “Transparency and Accountability of State-Owned Enterprises”.

Key findings presented in this report include:

  • The average level of transparency and accountability demonstrated by state-owned enterprises, i.e. their compliance with law-stipulated obligations and standards on good practice, accounts for only 28% from possible 100%.
  • Not a single one from the 30 biggest state-owned enterprises, whose total annual revenue exceeds 700 million euros, has achieved high or solid level of transparency (compliance with law-stipulated obligation above 60%).
  • Conditions are fulfilled for dismissal of 18 general directors at public enterprises, of which 6 are established by the government and 12 are established by local governments, on the grounds of non-publication of their respective operation reports.
  • The average level of transparency among enterprises established by the government is 31%, while among enterprises established by municipalities it stands at 27%.
  • Top position on the rank list is held by PE State Roads, which demonstrated the highest level of compliance with law-stipulated obligation with a score of only 52%, while the bottom position, with a score of 0%, is held by JSC City Trade Centre.
  • Almost half of enterprises have not even published the names of members of their governing and supervisory boards. Not a single enterprise established by the government or by municipalities published information from sessions held by their governing boards.
  • The obligation for mandatory publication of plans on public procurements with all amendments thereto was not complied by as many as 67% of enterprises.

This research study is available on opendata.mk. For more information, please contact the Center for Civil Communications (e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: (02) 3213-513) This research was conducted as part of the project “Enhance Integrity and Reduce Corruption in State and Private Business Sector”, financed by the European Union.

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Бриф за главните карактеристики на јавните набавки во Македонија

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Report on monitoring local level public procurement

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Low competition on local level tenders

Skopje, June 26, 2018 - The Center for Civil Communications announced today the results on Monitoring local level public procurement for the period April-September 2017, which showed the following key findings:

  • Low competition in local tender procedures, whose multiannual average is calculated at 2.6 bids per tender procedure, continues this trend and stands below three bidders, which is considered minimum level of competition. In average, monitored tender procedures were marked by competition of 2.8 bidders. Additional concern is raised by increased share of tender procedures presented with one bid or no bids, which has risen to high 40% in this monitoring period and is the highest share observed in the last three years.
  • The share of annulled public procurements in the monitoring sample has risen to 20%, reaching the highest threshold for the second time in the last five years. In as many as 50% of annulled tender procedures, reasons indicated for their annulment implied no bids received.
  • Electronic auctions were held in only 58% of monitored tender procedures. They were successfully completed only in public procurements marked by higher competition, whereas downward bidding in the remaining share of tender procedures was formality and often raises concerns about previous arrangements between companies about their actions during e-auctions.
  • Unlike any period in the past, throughout this monitoring period relevant data for as many as 28% of tender procedures requested through the instrument for free access to public information were secured only after appeals were lodged before the relevant commission for protection of this right.
The report was conducted within the Civica Mobilitas program which supports Center for Civil Communications' multi-annual program of activities.