Western Balkan countries in view of their path to EU economic and political integration will concretely benefit from the early adoption of electronic Public Procurement systems that are compliant to the new EU legislative framework on public procurement, due to:
a) More transparent procurement processes that ensure fair utilisation of public funds
b) Achieving equal opportunity to the participation of both SMEs and large suppliers within each country
c) Facilitating access of EU suppliers to Western Balkan public procurement markets resulting in transfers of EU expertise and know-how to the region
d) Timely preparing full participation of Western Balkan suppliers in the EU public procurement markets via interoperable electronic Public Procurement solutions.
Addressing the above opportunity, the overall aim of the ELLECTRA-WeB (European Electronic Public Procurement Application Framework in the Western Balkans Region) project is to: "specify, develop and test an Open Source Application Framework for electronic Public Procurement and a set of Supporting Guidelines that will enable, on the one hand, Western Balkan ICT developers to cost-effectively develop, and, on the other hand, Western Balkan Public Administrations and Suppliers to easily adopt and use interoperable, user-friendly, secure and EU compliant electronic Public Procurement solutions".
The usability of the ELLECTRA-WeB Application Framework will be demonstrated by developing, testing and evaluating 4 distinct electronic Public Procurement solutions in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, respectively.
The ELLECTRA-WeB project involves 3 EU technology partners, 4 IT consulting companies / research organizations from the Western Balkan Region and public administrations representing all Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Republic of Serbia.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
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