• 14-February-2012

    Armenian, PDF, 230kb

    Remedies (Policy brief No. 12, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief gives an overview of different issues of remedies, such as right to claim remedies, bodies examining complaints and legal cases relating to procurement, available types of remedies, the so-called standstill period, ineffectiveness of concluded contracts, general principles to be observed by review bodies and contracting authorities.

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  • 14-February-2012

    Armenian, PDF, 270kb

    Public Procurement in the EU (Policy brief No. 1, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief provides a description of the legal framework of the EU public procurement system: two “procedural” Directives for the public sector (2004/18/EC) and for the utilities sector (2004/17/EC), and two other “remedies” Directives (89/66/EEC, 92/13/EEC, both amended by Directive 2007/66/EC). Additionally, Directive 2009/81/EC applies to the procurement of military supplies, works and services.

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  • 14-February-2012

    Armenian, PDF, 350kb

    Concessions and Public-Private Partnerships (Policy brief No. 18, August 2011, Armenian)

    This brief offers guidance on current EU rules on concessions and Public-Private Partnerships.

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  • 8-November-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 306kb

    Below Threshold Contracts (Policy brief No. 15, September 2011, Armenian)

    This brief provides a brief overview of the approaches member states have adopted below the thresholds. It concludes with further information on the way in which the rules and principles of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, basic standards, and some provisions of the Directives may impact on the procurement of below threshold contracts.

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  • 8-November-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 295kb

    Contract Management (Policy brief No. 22, September 2011, Armenian)

    Contracts are frequently complex, may involve multiple actors, may last a long time and may consume many resources. It is therefore vital that they are properly managed. SIGMA Brief 22 first describes the process of contract management and then presents contract management in practice and post-contract performance review.

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  • 6-September-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 285kb

    Performance Measurement (Policy brief No. 21, August 2011, Armenian)

    This brief explains the rationale for measuring performance in public procurement, the benefits of effective performance management and also gives guidance on how to measure performance. Finally, it sets out some examples of methodologies which could be used to determine performance at different levels of the public procurement system.

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  • 6-September-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 307kb

    E-Procurement (Policy brief No. 17, August 2011, Armenian)

    This brief explains what is meant by e-procurement and aims to explain the rationale behind using e-procurement, presenting country examples and resulting improvements. It also provides an overview of the relevant rules of the EU Directives and different e-procurement tools such as e-auctions, e-catalogues or dynamic purchasing systems.

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  • 6-September-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 273kb

    Framework Agreements (Policy brief No. 19, August 2011, Armenian)

    SIGMA brief 19 aims to give guidance on several issues of framework agreements such as whether framework agreements are suitable for all purchasing, when and how a framework agreement must be advertised, what procedure is used for procuring a framework agreement, or what the duration of a framework agreement is.

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  • 6-September-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 290kb

    Central Purchasing Bodies (Policy brief No. 20, August 2011, Armenian)

    This brief focuses on Central Purchasing Bodies that base their operations on the awarding and use of centralised framework agreements. It also discusses the key operational issues for these bodies. Finally the brief presents important “lessons learnt” as well as risk and success factors.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 225kb

    Advertising (Policy brief No. 6, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief provides the reader with guidance on where and when notices for contracts subject to the European Union public procurement Directives must be advertised. It also provides information on other methods of keeping the market informed. It gives guidance on the correction of contract notices which contain incorrect information, on how to complete and dispatch contract notices electronically, and special rules for Utilities.

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