Moldova goes E-Procurement: transparent and paperless

07 Feb 2013

The Agency for Public Procurement of the Government of Moldova launched today the first-ever electronic procurement system which brings Moldova closer to the EU standards and requirements in the management of public procurement processes.

Developed with UNDP support, the system will now facilitate an easier and more transparent access to public procurement processes and data to both users of the system and the general public. In addition, the system is paperless, saving 2 million paper sheets (8 tons of paper) per year (2011 data).

As the system will be continuously up-dated with new electronic functions, it is now piloted in 34 central public authorities allowing access to the mostly used types of procurement procedures. To launch the new system, the legal framework and business processes have been adjusted; new IT technology applied, and reporting and statistical indicators as well as a Common Procurement Vocabulary were developed. Public authorities and businesses were trained on how to use the new system.

The system works 24/24 hours and reduced the number of contracting authorities responsibles' visits to the Public Procurement Agency from 5-6 to just one for registering the contracts. More so, the documentation packages are available online free of charge replacing the 200 lei fee per package in the past.

By January 2013, 34 contracting authorities had been guided through the system in over 320 of public procurement procedures, while 117 tender procedures were completed and 192 contracts worth 246 million lei were signed.

Contact Information

Alla Skvortova, Governance, Justice and Human Rights Portfolio Manager, alla.skvortova@undp.org, tel. (+373 22) 269 136