On Thursday, March 13th a presentation and public discussion of PMC Research Center's ongoing project "Analysis of the State Procurement Policy of Georgia" was held at the hotel "Sheraton Metechi Palace". The project has been prepared by PMC Research Center with the support of the USAID funded program G-PAC.
The main objective of the presentation and public discussion was to analyze the policy and system of the State Procurement of Georgia to identify strengths and weaknesses of the system and, subsequently, develop recommendations. The research is based on analyses of legal framework and best practices of the public procurement system, as well as on inteviews with procuring and supplying individuals.
"This study shows that to improve the transparency, competitiveness and fairness of the system, it is necessary to limit simplified procedures of direct contracts with companies, by passing the electronic procurement system. Moreover, it is recommended to standardize the most commonly purchased products and to improve skills and knowledge to prepare a technical description of the demand for purchasing goods and services. This will make a significantly positive influence on the quality of purchased goods and services" - announced Mr. Besik Namchavadze, senior analyst at PMC Research Center.
Representatives of relevant governmental sectors, NGOs, international organizations, media, diplomatic corps and academia attended the discussion.