Access to Information and Transparency in Awarding and Executing Projects with Significant Public Interest: Report on the Oversight and Selection Procedure of Contractor and Implementation of the Contracts for Construction of “Trakiya” Highway
This publication represents the results from an independent civil monitoring in 2010 and 2011 of the construction work on “Trakya” highway. The report provides the findings, assessments and recommendations of the expert monitoring team of association “Transparency International” for the last three key stages of the process: preparation for the necessary documents for public procurement procedure; conduct of the procurement procedure and contract signing; implementation of the agreed upon activities.
Methodology for Civil Monitoring of Infrastructure Project Execution
In the 12 years of functioning in Bulgaria, Transparency International – Bulgaria gained considerable experience in conducting independent oversight of the processes of privatization, assigning public procurement and implementation of deals related to concessions with strategic importance for Bulgaria. The current methodology for monitoring of an infrastructure project is universal and can successfully be applied for conducting monitoring of the execution of any type of investment project. The methodology is based on the approach of the international organization for fight against corruption “Transparency international”. The publication is available in Bulgarian language.
Corruption Violations in Public Procurement Awarding in Bulgaria
The present publication is a result of the efforts of Transparency International – Bulgaria, part of the project “Promoting Transparency Through Advocacy. Challenges in the Fight Against Corruption”. The publication represents the findings from the legislative analysis of the Bulgarian legislature in the area of public procurement, the results from a number of comparative researches and analysis of the problem, as well as the typology of the violations related to public procurement, casting doubts for corruption. The publication is available in Bulgarian language.
Awarding a Concession Contract for Trakiya Highway: Interim Report of Transparency International – Bulgaria Study of the Problems Related to the Construction of “Trakiya” Highway as a Public/Private Partnership
At the end of 2004, Transparency International-Bulgaria has launched a procedure for monitoring the construction work of highway “Trakiya” due to the specifics of the deal in progress – assigning a concession of this important infrastructural project without tender or competition. The great number of media publications, alerts and comments coming from experts, political leaders and citizens motivated Association “Transparency International” to apply independent civil oversight mechanisms that resulted in publishing a report with evaluation of the transparency, legitimacy and expediency of the government decision for construction of “Trakiya” Highway through assigning it to concessioner. The report includes summaries and conclusions regarding three main problematic areas connected with providing “Trakiya” Highway for concession through a combination of public and private partnership for its construction.
Monitoring of Corruption Practices in the Area of Governance of Municipal Property and Assigning Public Procurement Contracts in the Bulgarian Municipalities
This publication provides the findings from the first public monitoring of the execution of public procurement on local level, conducted in 2003 and 2004. It represents the new approach of Transparency International – Bulgaria for investigation of corruption related practices on local level – the creation of a team of investigative journalists and legal experts, who analyze the documents and the implementation of contracts for public procurement in particular municipalities. The publication is available in Bulgarian language.