MEASURING PERFORMANCE QUALITY OF APPLICATION OF PARTICULAR LEGAL SOLUTIONS IN CERTAIN STEPS IN THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CYCLE IN MONTENEGRO
Keywords:public procurement, planning, research, conflict of interest, contract implementation
With an aim to achieve a more comprehensive monitoring of public procurement system implementation and an immediate application of the Public Procurement Law and secondary legislation for 2017/2018, I conducted a specific research activity on a sample of 54 respondents or about 9.57% of the total number of parties covered by application of this Law.
It is a special-purpose sample, which is composed of individuals having the most experience and knowledge in public procurement affairs, public procurement officers employed in state administration bodies, local selfgovernment units, and business entities operating in the fields of water management, energy, transport and postal services.
The aim of the research is to assess the situation regarding application of the Law from the respondents’ point of view, for the period of 12 x 2 months of the years 2017 and 2018.
The research was done in a way that I have compiled a questionnaire and submitted it directly to selected representatives of the contracting authorities. The questionnaire contained questions related to the following: the method of organization of public procurement tasks within the contracting authority; the process of public procurement planning; the existence or non-existence of violation of anti-corruption rules and the rules for preventing conflict of interest within the contracting authority; the difficulties related to application of specific public procurement procedures and framework agreements; establishment of optional conditions for assessment of bidders’ capability; the method of conducting low value procurements and urgent procurements; the method of monitoring implementation of public procurement contracts; the training for public procurement tasks; the method of monitoring and observing the decisions of the State Commission for Control of Public Procurement Procedures; the inspection control.
After having completed the questionnaire, the contracting authorities submitted their answers electronically, which I processed and analysed.