Bosnia and Herzegovina

Support to the Procurement System in the Ministry of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Skjermbilde BiH reportCIDS is implementing a three year project called Support to the procurement system in the Ministry of Defence. The project idea is based on the needs assessment and country report, concluding that the MoD has yet to put in place a system of public procurement that meets the necessary requirements of effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and accountability. Thus, current procurement arrangements are highly vulnerable to serious malpractices such as corruption.

Arrangements for public procurement and asset disposal are vital to building integrity since, probably, public procurement is the government activity that is most vulnerable to corruption given the huge volume of transactions and the number of persons and organisations involved. Public and private organisations rely upon competitive bidding to achieve better value for money. The procurement process will only result in lower prices and better quality when companies can compete on equal terms, within fair and transparent procedure.

The main objective of the project is to contribute to a more efficient, effective and transparent procurement system in the defence sector in BiH better reflecting the principles of value for money, transparency, accountability, and integrity. The goal is fully in line with key priorities of the BiH Government and requirements in the NATO and EU integration processes. Furthermore, the project has four purposes directly related to the project goal:

  • To make levels of competence among MoD officials more conducive to promoting transparency, value for money, integrity and accountability in the MoD procurement system;
  • To provide assistance in making procedures and practices more conducive to promoting transparency, value for money, integrity, and accountability in the MoD procurement system;
  • To provide assistance in making organizational arrangements more conducive to promoting transparency, value for money, integrity, and accountability in the MoD procurement system;
  • To provide assistance in making IT systems better suited to support transparency, value for money, integrity and accountability in the MoD procurement system

 

Workshop in the MoD

From CIDS’ office in Sarajevo

Project team

Ahmet Alibasic, Local Team Leader

Anela Duman, Regional Expert in Public Procurement

Svein Eriksen, Senior Advisor, CIDS

Damir Ahmetovic, Regional Project Coordinator / PAR Expert