Public procurement takes double the time than in the Czech Republic

Authorities scrap one in four procurement tenders.

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Slovak ministries, state institutions and state companies procure goods and services twice longer in comparison with the Czech Republic. Moreover, one in four procurement tenders is scrapped by the authorities.

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These are the results of project Zindex.sk published by the Let’s Stop Corruption foundation.

€8 billion

The project analysed public procurement of 93 institutions in time from January 2016 to June 2019.

“We analysed 25,000 purchases of value €8 billion,” explained director of the foundation Zuzana Petková, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

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