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Transparency is not sufficient to improve state-of-affairs in public procurements

Publication of more information and documents related to tender procedures in the last several years has contributed to increased transparency of the system of public procurements in the country, but this trend was not accompanied with improved integrity and accountability of the institutions that implement tender procedures. Hence, implementation of public procurements in the country should be paid much greater attention; the capacity of entities implementing tender procedures should be significantly improved; the Bureau of Public Procurements (BPP) should be enabled to perform its increased competences, especially those related to control over implementation of tender procedure; the trend on taking measures aimed to further improve transparency and openness of public procurements should continue, with parallel emphasis on improving other aspects of public procurements, such as accountability and integrity.