E-PROCUREMENT IN THE EU: SOME OF CURRENT PROS AND CONS Prof. Dusan Soltes Faculty of Management Comenius University Bratis...
E-PROCUREMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LISBON STRATEGY AND ITS  E-GOVERNMENT  <ul><li>E-PROCUREMENT AS ONE OF THE KEY PARTS O...
MAIN PROBLEMS WITH THE CURRENT PROCUREMENT <ul><li>- LACK OF TRANSPARENCY </li></ul><ul><li>- CLIENTELISM/FAVORITISM </li>...
MAIN BENEFITS EXPECTED FROM E-PROCUREMENT <ul><li>- OPENESS </li></ul><ul><li>- TRANSPARENCY </li></ul><ul><li>- WIDE TRAN...
SUPPORT TO E-PROCUREMENT ON THE EU LEVEL  <ul><li>THERE EXIST VARIOUS FORMS OF LEGISLATIVE AS WELL ORGANIZATIONAL AND METH...
NOT SO  POSITIVE SITUATION ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL OF THE EU MEMBERS <ul><li>- NOT ENOUGH ENTHUSIASM  AND REAL DEDICATION TO...
HOW TO IMPROVE IT? <ul><li>TO SPEED UP THE DEVELOPMENT AND ESPECIALLY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE E-PROCUREMENT, E-INVOICING, E-...
IN CONCLUSION: <ul><li>Thank you!  </li></ul><ul><li>Contact:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>//erdc.fm.uniba.sk  </li>...
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ePractice: eProcurement Workshop 25 May 2011 - Dusan Soltes

  1. 1. E-PROCUREMENT IN THE EU: SOME OF CURRENT PROS AND CONS Prof. Dusan Soltes Faculty of Management Comenius University Bratislava Slovakia
  2. 2. E-PROCUREMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LISBON STRATEGY AND ITS E-GOVERNMENT <ul><li>E-PROCUREMENT AS ONE OF THE KEY PARTS OF THE E-GOVERNMENT AGENDA TOGETHER WITH: </li></ul><ul><li>- E-SIGNATURE </li></ul><ul><li>- E-INVOICING </li></ul><ul><li>- E- PAYMENTS/FUNDING </li></ul><ul><li>- ETC. </li></ul>
  3. 3. MAIN PROBLEMS WITH THE CURRENT PROCUREMENT <ul><li>- LACK OF TRANSPARENCY </li></ul><ul><li>- CLIENTELISM/FAVORITISM </li></ul><ul><li>- RESTRICTED REACH OF TENDERS E.G. IN THE FORM OF THE “NEWS BOARDS” TENDERS </li></ul><ul><li>- IN MANY CASES NATIONAL ONLY </li></ul><ul><li>- LITTLE COMPETITION </li></ul><ul><li>- HIGHER COSTS/PRICES </li></ul><ul><li>- INEFFICIENCY IN DELIVERIES </li></ul><ul><li>- LOWER QUALITY DUE TO LOWER/NO COMPETITION </li></ul><ul><li>- NO PUBLIC CONTROL ON THE PUBLIC FUNDS </li></ul><ul><li>- VERY LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES FOR SME AND SMALLER COMPANIES </li></ul>
  4. 4. MAIN BENEFITS EXPECTED FROM E-PROCUREMENT <ul><li>- OPENESS </li></ul><ul><li>- TRANSPARENCY </li></ul><ul><li>- WIDE TRANS-EUROPEN/EU DIMENSION </li></ul><ul><li>- GLOBAL REACH </li></ul><ul><li>- THE BEST UTILIZATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS </li></ul><ul><li>- DIRECT SUPPORT TO LOW COSTS </li></ul><ul><li>- DIRECT SUPPORT TO COMPETIVNESS </li></ul><ul><li>- NO HIDDEN FAVORITISM/CLIENTELISM </li></ul><ul><li>- NO DISCRIMINATION </li></ul><ul><li>- EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES ON THE WHOLE EU INTERNL MARKET </li></ul><ul><li>- PUBLIC CONTROL </li></ul><ul><li>- GOOD CHANCE ALSO FOR SME & SMALLER COMPANIES </li></ul>
  5. 5. SUPPORT TO E-PROCUREMENT ON THE EU LEVEL <ul><li>THERE EXIST VARIOUS FORMS OF LEGISLATIVE AS WELL ORGANIZATIONAL AND METHODICAL SUPPORTS LIKE: </li></ul><ul><li>SEMINARS/CONFERENCES </li></ul><ul><li>DISCUSSION FORUMS AND WORKING GROUPS </li></ul><ul><li>EU FUNDED PROJECTS AND NETWORKS, WITH PROPOSERS INFO DAYS, INFO CELLS, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING AREAS, PROPOSED PROJECT PRESENTATIONS, ETC. </li></ul><ul><li>ALMOST EVERY CALL FOR PROPOSALS CONTAINS SOME DIRECT OR INDIRECT SUPPORT TO SOME E-PROCUREMENT RELATED PROBLEM AREAS E.G. THE LAST PROPOSER DAY IN BUDAPEST 19-20/5/2011 UNDER THE 7FP/ICT HAS HAD CALL FOR PRE-COMMERCIAL PROCUREMENT, ETC. </li></ul><ul><li>TECHNICAL & METHODICAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT </li></ul><ul><li>NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS </li></ul><ul><li>WEB BASED SUPPORT PLATFORMS </li></ul><ul><li>LEGISLATIVE ACTS LIKE DIRECTIVES ON E-SIGNATURE AND/OR VARIOUS OTHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPPORTING E-PROCUREMENT, E-INVOICING, ETC. ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>EXPERT GROUPS, NETWORKS OF EXCELLENCE </li></ul><ul><li>ALL OF THEM ON THE WIDE INTERNATIONAL LEVELS ACCROSS THE EU AND BEYOND AS WELL AS THE COMBINATIONS OF ACADEMIA, PRIVATE SECTOR, PUBLIC SECTOR, SME, ETC. </li></ul>
  6. 6. NOT SO POSITIVE SITUATION ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL OF THE EU MEMBERS <ul><li>- NOT ENOUGH ENTHUSIASM AND REAL DEDICATION TO MAKE SYSTEM MORE TRANSPARENT, PUBLIC, OPEN, CHEAPER, ETC. </li></ul><ul><li>- IN SOME CASES EVIDENT OBSTRUCTIONS HOW NOT TO USE NEW APPROACH TO E-PROCUREMENT </li></ul><ul><li>- ONLY A “LIP” SERVICES TO NEW APPROACHES WITH WIDE USAGE OF ALL BUREAUCRATIC OBSTACLES </li></ul><ul><li>- SLOW AND INEFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EU LEGISLATION INTO NATIONAL ONES: </li></ul><ul><li>- VERY DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION OF THE EU LEGISLATION ESPECIALLY DIRECTIVES LIKE ON E-SIGNATURE AND THEN ITS IMPLEMENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>- LONG PERIODS FOR ENACTING THE EU LEGISLATION ON THE NATIONAL LEVELS </li></ul><ul><li>- LITTLE BENEFITS OFFERED LIKE IN CASE OF E-SIGNATURE </li></ul><ul><li>- IN SOME CASES TOO EXPENSIVE FOR PRACTICAL USAGE ESPECIALLY BY THE SME </li></ul>
  7. 7. HOW TO IMPROVE IT? <ul><li>TO SPEED UP THE DEVELOPMENT AND ESPECIALLY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE E-PROCUREMENT, E-INVOICING, E-SIGNATURE, E-PAYMENT AND E-GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL </li></ul><ul><li>THE HORIZON FOR THIS PROCESS – THE END OF THE 7FP I.E. 2013 AT THE LATEST (E-INVOICING HAD A HORIZON OF 2020?!) </li></ul><ul><li>THE 7FP HAS TO BE MORE SUPPORTIVE TO THESE IMPORTANT E-SYSTEMS INCLUDING E.G. CREATION OF “NETWORKS OF EXCELLENCE” FOR THESE E-INITIATIVES AND/OR PROJECTS </li></ul><ul><li>THE LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT HAS TO BE MORE STRICT AND DIRECTIVE WITH ADEQUATE SANCTIONING </li></ul><ul><li>ANY FAILURE HAS TO BE REFLECTED IN THE LIMITED/RESTRICTED ACCESS TO ALL OTHER EU FUNDING SCHEMAS </li></ul><ul><li>THERE IS NO TECHNOLOGICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR ANY DELAYS OR INCONSISTENCIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT BUT MISSING NECESSARY POLITICAL WILL AND DECISIONS </li></ul><ul><li>THE EU MEMBER STATES HAVE TO ASSIGN IN THE BUDGETS AT LEAST THE MINIMAL EU REQUIREMENTS OF THE GDP PERCENTAGE FOR SUPPORTING EDUCATION, R&D AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY AND INFORMATION SOCIETY ALSO IN THIS CRUCIAL AREAS OF E-PROCUREMENT, ETC. </li></ul>
  8. 8. IN CONCLUSION: <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>//erdc.fm.uniba.sk </li></ul><ul><li>//fm.uniba.sk </li></ul>
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