Civil society data-driven procurement monitoring

  • 30 Jun 2020
  • Online
  • EBRD, Open Contracting Partnership
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The movement for Open Government has created the means to revolutionise the way governments work, generating the space for active citizen participation and driving efficiencies in governments. Open Contracting is a prime example of the transformative nature that opens up governments by creating a single and trustworthy source of accessible information on public contracts to serve government, business and citizens.

​The EBRD and the Open Contracting Partnership work together to:

  • advocate for public procurement reforms to create open, transparent, and competitive public procurement regulatory frameworks that deliver value for money in the use of public funds;
  • engage with civil society in public procurement reforms and support the use of open data;
  • integrate an open contracting approach in public procurement reform strategies and design;
  • support governments in the implementation of the Open Contracting Data Standard.

At this event we will team up with civil society stakeholders to discuss opportunities to improve public procurement and public services using Open Government tools available to open up public procurement to business and local communities.

The workshop will demonstrate how accurate public procurement data, collected at source, empowers citizens and helps holding governments more accountable while building trust, providing a feedback loop on public procurement performance and generating opportunities for new and data-driven digital services.

In particular, sessions will deal with the use of data-driven tools for monitoring and evaluating public procurement systems, in order to compare, gauge the progress, and generate ideas for further improvements.

 

Main Schedule

08:45

Virtual welcome coffee
 

09:00 - 09:15

Open Contracting Partnership and opportunities for better contracting and citizens engagement
 
We will present you an Open Contracting Partnership as a global organization, its principles, and approaches to transform global contracting to make it fair and efficient. You will have a first look at Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) and why it is so important!
 
Viktor Nestulia (Senior Manager, ECA at Open Contracting Partnership)
 

09:15 - 09:30

The public oversight role of civil society- an EBRD perspective
 
We will discuss the importance of civil society engagement to guarantee transparency, accountability, and integrity of governments spendings
 
Luisa Balbi (Principal Manager at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
 

09:30 - 09:45

How EU policy links to open data, open contracting, and citizens engagement
 
European Union is now working on its open data and citizens engagement strategies. How open contracting could be integrated into it? We will discuss our work in the EU and the potential for CSOs to participate in a big contracting transformation.
 
Karolis Granickas (Senior Program Manager at OCP)
 

09:45 - 10:15

Civil society procurement monitoring in Europe
 
A lot of organizations in the EU are already from open contracting data and apply open contracting principles in their projects. We will showcase some of them, like RECORD or K-Monitor. Who are these organizations, how they work, what is their theory of change, and what they have achieved so far?
 
Karolis Granickas (Senior Program Manager at OCP)Krzysztof Izdebski (Board Member, Policy Director of ePaństwo Foundation)Elena Calistru (Founder of Funky Citizens)
 

10:15 - 10:30

Virtual coffee break
 

10:30 - 11:00

Civil society community monitoring of public procurement in Ukraine
 
Ukraine is famous not only about its ProZorro open contracting transformation, but also about a strong procurement monitoring ecosystem which was built on the top of OCDS data and civic activism. There are many projects which use OCDS data and achieve huge results. During this session, we will talk with DOZORRO, CoST Ukraine, and Anticorruption construction map initiative.
 
Sviatoslav Abramov (Country Manager at CoST Ukraine)
Olga Ivanova (Head of the Fundraising and International Communication Department at Anticorruption Headquarters)
Anastasiya Kozlovtseva (Head of International Relations Department/Fundraiser at Transparency International Ukraine)
Viktor Nestulia (Senior Manager, ECA at Open Contracting Partnership)
 

11:00 - 11:30

COVID-19 procurement & role of civil society: country examples
 
Obviously, COVID-19 response in the public procurement sphere is very important. Countries are facing new challenges, they have to respond quickly, but still be efficient, not lose transparency and integrity. We will discuss how our partners in Europe respond to this crisis. In particular, we will discuss the case of Ukraine, Moldova, Portugal, and Lithuania.
 
Evghenii Goloșceapov (Advocacy Department Director of Positive Initiative)
Sergejus Muravjovas (Chief Executive Officer at Transparency International Lithuania)
Vasyl Zadvornyy (Chief Executive Officer at SoE ProZorro)
 

11:30 - 12:00

Discussion: how to improve data disclosure and citizens engagement to achieve better contracting?
Karolis Granickas (Senior Program Manager at OCP)Viktor Nestulia (Senior Manager, ECA at Open Contracting Partnership)
  • Sviatoslav Abramov
Country Manager at CoST Ukraine
 
  • Luisa Balbi
Principal Manager at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
 
  • Luís Bernardo
Co-founder of Transparência e Integridade
 
  • Elena Calistru
Founder of Funky Citizens
 
  • Evghenii Goloșceapov
Advocacy Department Director of Positive Initiative
 
  • Karolis Granickas
Senior Program Manager at OCP
 
  • Olga Ivanova
Head of the Fundraising and International Communication Department at Anticorruption Headquarters
 
  • Krzysztof Izdebski
Board Member, Policy Director of ePaństwo Foundation
 
  • Anastasiya Kozlovtseva
Head of International Relations Department/Fundraiser at Transparency International Ukraine
 
  • Sandor Léderer
Director of K-Monitor
 
  • Sergejus Muravjovas
Chief Executive Officer at Transparency International Lithuania
 
  • Viktor Nestulia
Senior Manager, ECA at Open Contracting Partnership
 
  • Vasyl Zadvornyy

Chief Executive Officer at SoE ProZorro

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