Enhancing the implementation of Public Procurement in Macedonia (WB-P160951)

  • Macedonia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 11, 2016
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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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  • Law and Government
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.30 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 2, 2016

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Project Description
The project grant will finance the following activities aimed at strengthening public procurement in Macedonia: 1) Development of Procurement Indicators. 2) E-Procurement. Technical assistance is requested to include new functionalities to the existing national e-procurement system, such as (i) publication of procurement notices of international donors, in order to increase transparency given the fact that local economic operators know the e-GP system as a unique place to search for business opportunities with the public sector; (ii) e-Appeal functionality as currently it is paper-based between the Economic Operators and State Appeals Commission; and (iii) pre-view of the tender documents for Economic Operators without subscribing to the system. 3) Capacity building. Assistance is needed for building capacity of PPB staff on using the new performance indicators that will be introduced as a result of project activities and red flags. This includes sharing experiences with other countries on these topics.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Contact: Antonia G. Viyachka Title: Procurement Specialist Tel: 5240+7256 Email: aviyachka@worldbank.org Contact: Joseph Huntington La Cascia Title: Senior Procurement Specialist Tel: 473-2215 Email: hlacascia@worldbank.org Implementing Agencies Name: Public Procurement Bureau Contact: Aleksandar Argirovski Title: Director Tel: 0038923255682 Email: Not provided Name: Public Procurement Bureau Contact: Marija Jovanoska Title: Head of Department Tel: 0038923255691 Email: Not provided ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.