FICPresident of the Commission for Protection of Competition Dr. Miloje Obradović received today the visit of Director of the Public Procurement Office Dr. Predrag Jovanović.

The meeting is initiated so as to additionally advance cooperation between the two institutions in order to advance the public procurement system and related controls in Serbia. Both parties have, among other things, agreed on more intensified exchange of experiences in resolving issues related to the public procurement controls.

The importance of advancing the knowledge of bidders and ordering parties in public procurement procedures is particularly emphasized, aimed at securing equal conditions for more cost-effective, efficient and transparent utilization of public funds in public procurement procedures. To that end, it is agreed that the two institutions need to co-organize workshops and seminars, both for ordering parties and for bidders in public procurement procedures.

Both parties also exchanged experiences concerning the two authorities’ activities in the EU integration process of Serbia within Chapter 5: Public procurement and Chapter 8: State aid and competition policy.