Good governance / Public Procurement

This section details initiatives to make government a competitive advantage. It includes analysis and reports of government initiatives, as well as data on accountability and performance measures.

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4th April 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement


Interview with Transport Minister Ťok: „We have a systemic problem that has more to do with our political and commercial culture than it does with the public procurement law.“

Dan Ťok accepted the post of Minister of Transportation after a long and successful career in business. Before entering politics, he chaired The Platform for Transparent Procurement, which pushed for better quality in procurement through increased planning and accountability. The Sobotka government was in the middle of its term when he joined, and his two year stay in office is scheduled to end at the end of the year. Recently, Minister Ťok traveled to Washington, DC, and Chicago to meet with government and business on the future of transportation, and helped lead a discussion in Prague on whether public procurement reform has resulted in better delivery of public services. Ťok answered a few questions after the workshop. Verze v češtině uvnitř.
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30th March 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement


Public procurement: from the cost to the value

Experts in public procurement met on March 30 to discuss current situation and how has procurement reform improved ability to procure higher quality goods and services with Dan Ťok - Minister of Transport, Jaroslav Kračún - European Commision, DG GROW, Daniel Weinhold – Weinhold Legal and  representatives of Jindřichův Hradec - Bohumil Komínek – Deputy Mayor and Martina Pechová - Head of the Department of Regional Development.
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17th March 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement


V.Kosek, Johnson & Johnson on public procurement: Who will be the first one courageous enough to use the „willingness to pay for better quality“ model?

"How do you buy things? Do you always buy the cheapest product?  For example when you decide to purchase a TV, do you say: 1 TV please?," Vladimir Kosek, Commercial & Market Access Manager, Johnson & Johnson, asks.
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7th March 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement


AmCham CZ: Since the government does not set performance objectives beyond total expenditure for public procurement, it is difficult to assess whether or not the spending has made the country more competitive

Since the government does not set performance objectives beyond total expenditure for public procurement, it is difficult to assess whether or not the spending has made the country more competitive or spread prosperity through better government services. One thing seems clear, however. The goal of creating more public trust needs more work.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic