Improvement and strengthening of institutional set-up and legal framework in the area of public procurement and state aid

Published: 03.05.2017.

Status: Submitted EOIs, Ref. number: EuropeAid/138235/IH/SER/ME, Country: Montenegro

Project description

The overall objective of the project is to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of public finance management in Montenegro by improving the legal and operational environment of public procurement and state aid system. Activities will focus on further harmonisation of legislation with the EU acquis, on the improvement of the institutional set-up as well as on strengthening capacities of public officials and private operators in the fields of public procurement and state aid. As a result, state aid control system and public procurement rules will be better managed, competitions in the market increased and the fight against corruption reinforced.

The activities will include, amongst others, support to national authorities for the negotiation of Chapter 8 (Competition Policy); analysis of national cases of state aid and of the EC case law; the assessment of the functionality of the existing IT system; the development of manuals and procedures as well as organization of a public awareness campaign.