Public Procurement Violations Robbed Bulgaria’s Budget of BGN 13.991 M in 2014

Business | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 14:38|  views

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Public procurement violations caused damage to the state coffers worth BGN 13.991 M in 2014, according to a report of Bulgaria’s Public Financial Inspection Agency (PFIA) presented on Wednesday at a regular meeting of the government.

At the same time the fines imposed for these violations stood at BGN 1.975 M.

According to the PFIA, 41 administrative violation notices against 44 public officials were issued for the sum of BGN 5.951 M of the total, while the remainder was the value of proposals for holding persons accountable for Labor Code breaches or other violations.

PFIA inspectors established irregularities in 924 out of the total of 2440 public procurement deals inspected in 2014.
In 508 deals the flaws concerned violations of the award procedure, including failure to observe deadlines, to submit information for publication, etc.

Apart from that in 416 of the tenders inspected the PFIA detected noncompliance with the Public Procurement Act, including violations of the principles of publicity and transparency, free and fair competition, equality and non-discrimination.

In 2014 the financial inspectors of the PFIA identified violations of the budget and financial discipline worth BGN 14.184 M.

In 2014 PFIA inspectors issued administrative violation notices to 981 natural persons and to 633 legal persons.


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