Slovenia's Rule of Law Report for 2020 – Slovenia has developed further measures to prevent corruption and increase the transparency of public procurement
In the European Commission's report on Rule of Law, Slovenia ranks among the most developed members of the OECD countries in terms of transparency, as it has introduced several measures to prevent corruption in the field of public procurement.
One of the measures or tools for verifying integrity of an organization are integrity plans, which represent a documented procedure for assessing the level of vulnerability and exposure to unethical or corrupt practices. All public institutions are required to submit their integrity plans to the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CCP) with the primary goal of identifying risks and implementing measures to strengthen integrity.
The Public Procurement Act includes a system for mandatory electronic submission and publication of tenders of a certain value, together with the final decisions and explanations of the contracting authority. These measures are accompanied by the required declarations of assets of those responsible for the public procurement. Since 2016, the STATIST IT solution has been providing information on public procurement awarded in Slovenia from 2013 onwards.
This month the Ministry of Public Administration, in cooperation with the Public Payments Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (PPA), is starting a project, co-financed by EU funds, that links the PPA payment register and the Public Procurement Portal. The public will have access to data not only on all awarded contracts, but also concrete connections with payments or use of funds on the basis of awarded contracts, which will undoubtedly contribute to the transparency of public procurement and the use of public funds.