• 25-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 309kb

    Contract Management (Policy brief No. 22, September 2016, Serbian)

    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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  • 25-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 324kb

    Performance Measurement (Policy brief No. 21, September 2016, Serbian)

    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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  • 25-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 366kb

    Division of Contracts into Lots (Policy brief No. 36, September 2016, Bosnian)

    One of the main choices in public procurement is to determine whether the works, supplies or services that are the subject matter of the procurement are to be acquired by using one contract or by using a number of separate contracts or lots, which may be awarded and performed by different economic operators.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 330kb

    Abnormally Low Tenders (Policy brief No. 35, September 2016, Bosnian)

    Contracting authorities may argue that the least expensive offer ensures the achievement of the important financial goal of budgetary savings.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 396kb

    Life-cycle Costing (Policy brief No. 34, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This procurement brief explains what the life-cycle costing methodology means and the advantages of using this approach. It highlights the key provisions in the Public Procurement EU Directive that set out the legal framework for taking life-cycle costs into account in the various stages of the procurement process.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 352kb

    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Public Procurement (Policy brief No. 33, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This procurement brief describes measures at the EU level aimed at ensuring that contracting authorities take full advantage of the potential of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in their procurement activities.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Bosnian, PDF, 323kb

    Market Analysis, Preliminary Market Consultations, and Prior Involvement of Candidate/Tenderers (Policy brief No. 32, September 2016, Bosnian)

    This brief provides an overview of the market analysis process in public procurement undertaken by a contracting authority to collect information to assist the authority in defining its procurement requirements, by selecting the most appropriate tender method, analysing and evaluating bids, and determining the outcome of the most economically advantageous tender.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 360kb

    Central Purchasing Bodies (Policy brief No. 20, September 2016, Serbian)

    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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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 345kb

    Framework Agreements (Policy brief No. 19, September 2016, Serbian)

    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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  • 24-July-2017

    Serbian, PDF, 308kb

    Concessions and Public-Private Partnerships (Policy brief No. 18, September 2016, Serbian)

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

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