Assessment Report of corruption risks in public procurement in the Republic of Moldova
This assessment addresses corruption prevention in the area of public procurement in the Republic of Moldova and analyzes the functions of the National Anticorruption Center in this regard. The assessment was carried out in the period November 2015 to January 2016, based on a review of background documentation, including the national legal regulatory framework for public procurement and for civil service, with focus on integrity related issues. International regulatory framework, in particular the new EU Directives on public procurement, have been taken into account for best practice evaluation. The assessment included an evaluation of the institutional framework in the field, including its operational capacities, efficiency of integrity mechanisms, control and sanctions. Individual interviews have been held with the stakeholders of the national procurement (regulators, contracting authorities, control bodies and civil society organizations) to identify problems and risk sectors.