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Albania puts public tenders online

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The Albanian government has launched project for online tendering, which aims to reduce the cost of procurement and curb possible corrupt practices.

Initially, the online platform will be managed at first by Albania's Public Procurement Agency, while in a second stage after the consolidation of the Agency for e-Government Services, it will be integrated with other activities run by that organisation. This is the first public platform to make public procurement online. This will allow government to save public money. The new project will register contracting companies online which will make it possible for them to be notified in real time of a new procurement requirement by the administration. The system allows businesses to submit offers, while keeping them anonymous until the time their bids have been evaluated, avoiding any prior communication or potentially corrupt contacts between the would-be contractors and the contracting authority.


 

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