IDIS Viitorul presents the February 2023 issue of the Monitoring Moldova’s Public Procurement newsletter


The citizens of Cimişlia District are better informed about local public procurement. I hope that in the villages of Cimişlia District sidewalks will no longer be constructed with utility poles running down the center, and that contractors will comply with contract specifications instead of performing in whatever way they find convenient, states Andrei Bargan, Director of the Public Association Prospect, one of the eight organizations from Moldova that benefited from a grant within Increasing the Integrity of Public Procurement in Moldova project.

Find out from the February 23 issue of theMonitoring Moldova’s Public Procurement newsletter how the Prospect Association managed to be the only civil organization in the Working Group on public procurement from the Cimişlia district, what the new National Program for the development of the procurement system public includes, how transparent is the Ministry of Education in the view of the Părinți Solidari Association, what challenges do journalists face when it comes to documenting articles about public procurement, how a company from Comrat won a tender after filing an appeal and other interesting articles.

Also in this issue, you will discover the following topics:

NEW: Civil society organizations continue to monitor the integrity of public procurement in Moldova and hold stakeholders accountable
EUROPEAN INTEGRATION: Opinion of the European Commission: Republic of Moldova "at a beginner's level" in public procurement
PUBLIC POLICY: Value for Money - the Objective of the National Procurement Development Program
LEGISLATION: Civil society warns of the risks of the draft law on raising the minimum acquisition threshold in Public Procurement Law  
Părinți Solidari‘s Evaluation of the Financial Transparency of the Moldovan Ministry of Education and Research 
INTERVIEW: Andrei Bargan said that Prospect Association is the Only Public Association Represented at the Meetings of the Working Group on Public Procurement in Cimişlia District
REPORTS: Sector Procurement Assessed by the Association for Efficient and Accountable Government in a Series of Publications
MONITORING: Challenges for journalists and activists in documenting public procurement stories discussed with authorities
INVESTIGATION: 800,000 Lei for Repairs at Rîşcani District Hospital - After the Work was Completed, the Sockets were Missing
ANALYSIS: Thermal insulation of the facade of Kindergarten No. 1 in Cahul. A firm from Comrat became the winner of the tender after contesting the initial results

More information can be found in the full version of the Newsletter

This newsletter was produced within the context of the joint PTF and IDIS Viitorul Increasing the Integrity of Public Procurement in Moldova project. The views expressed in the articles, written by IDIS, are solely those of the individuals quoted and do not necessarily reflect the official policies of PTF.