Ordinance to Curb Construction Public Procurement Appeals in Bulgaria

Business | December 6, 2013, Friday // 16:08|  views

Bulgaria's Investment Planning Minister, Ivan Danov, photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Investment Planning Minister Ivan Danov has spoken in favor of an ordinance aimed at putting an end to endless appeals of public procurement procedures in construction.

In a Friday interview for Darik radio, he made clear that the ordinance would be put to the vote by the Council of Ministers after the new Public Procurement Act was adopted.

Danov specified that the ordinance envisaged the preparation of detailed tender documents setting out construction requirements, thereby guaranteeing the quality of the product.

He informed that the tenders would be organized solely on the basis of the price offered.

Bulgaria's Investment Planning Minister proposed the adoption of an ordinance drafted according to a German model which would standardize requirements in the sphere of public procurement contracts for construction.

Danov argued that the requirements for the buildings would be stipulated in advance and the contractors would compete solely on the basis of prices offered.

He pointed out that the measure would put an end to endless appeals obstructing public procurement, stressing that the disputes would be rendered meaningless because only prices would be compared and the lowest offer would win.

"Quality requirements are stipulated in the texts, the same requirements apply to all, the output requirements for all are the same," he declared.

He claimed that the adoption of the ordinance would not increase the cost of construction and would even decrease expenses, at the same time increasing the quality of the buildings.

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Tags: Investment Planning, Ivan Danov, public procurement, Public Procurement Act, appeals


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