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Transparency in Public Procurements of Local Governments

Transparency in Public Procurements of Local Governments

Transparency in Public Procurements of Local Governments

Transparency International Hungary (TI) regards improving the effectiveness and transparency of using public money as one of its most important tasks. The international anti-corruption organisation monitors legal changes concerning public procurement, and has recently supported the improvement of the public procurement regulatory framework and the Hungarian public procurement culture with professional recommendations, by reviewing draft laws, introducing best practices and fostering the active engagement of civic control.

Taking this into consideration we have organised a half day long workshop to discuss relevant questions related to transparency in public procurement with the representatives of the Public Procurement Authority, the Hungarian Competition Authority and invited public procurement experts as well as local government senior officials.

The following documents have been introduced at the event:

Heat map and database on legal remedies
Proposal on freely developed procedures
Proposal on the obligation of publishing documents in public procurement
E-learning for local governments in order to estimate the risks of corruption
Information for citizens on the publicity of public procurement
Reference book about the integrity agreementPublic procurement visualisation program

The projects listed above have been supported by the Embassy of the United States, Budapest.

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30 – 09:40 Welcoming remarks
  • Dr. Noémi Alexa,Executive Director of Transparency International Hungary
09:40 – 09:55 Role and tasks of the Public Procurement Authority in local government public procurement procedures
  • Dr. Róbert Gajdos, President of the Public Procurement Authority
09:55 – 10:10 Local government public procurement heat map on legal remedies, introduction of the lessons and recommendations of the National Integrity Study
10:10 – 11:40 Transparency in local government public procurements


  • Disclosure requirements in the new public procurement act, presentation of the TI proposals
  • Developments of information technology of the Public Procurement Authority
  • Examination of notices
  • Regulating conflicts of interest
  • Business secretsvs. data of public interest within public procurement proceedings


Invited experts:

  • Dr. Loránd Előd Hőrcsik, Head of Department, Public Procurement Authority
  • Dr. András Nagy, professional chief advisor, Public Procurement Authority
  • dr. Tamás Számadó, head of the legal office,  Hungarian Competition Authority
  • Dr. Anita Németh, attorney, public procurement consultant, university professor, ELTE-ÁJK
  • Dr. Zsófia Perczel, public procurement expert, attorney
  • Dr. Tünde Tátrai,  public procurement expert, university professor, Corvinus University
11:40 – 11:50 Break
11:50 – 13:30 Fair competition and best practices


  • Competition law infringements in public procurements
  • Opportunities and threats of freely developed procedures – presentation of TI’s proposals
  • Integrity Pacts in Hungary – experiences and developments
  • Introduction of Public Procurement visualization program and e-learning education program
13:30 – 14:00 Reception


The development of the TI recommendations, and the professional event is organized with the financial support of the US Embassy, the Visegrad Fund, and the program “Prevention of and Fight against Crime” of the EU. The procurement visualization program was developed by Dots Amazing.

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