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Project for "Development of the information system and the public register of the Commission on Protection of Competition", funded by the Operational Program "Good Governance"

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The project is implemented under Contract № BG05SFOP001-1.014-0001-С01 / 21.12.2020 for the provision of grants under the Operational Program "Good Governance", co-financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund. The total value of the project amounts to BGN 1,999,998, as the grant is in the ratio of 85% of the European Social Fund (BGN 1,699,998.30) and 15% national co-financing (BGN 299,999.70). The implementation period is from 1.12.2020 to 31.12.2022. The objectives of the Project are aimed at:

§ Improving the administrative service of citizens and businesses and reducing the administrative burden;
§ Improving the control and regulatory activity of the CPC;
§ Increasing the accessibility and transparency in the work of the CPC.

As a result of the Project, the information system and the public register of the CPC will be upgraded, electronic administrative services will be implemented and a new information portal will be built with the possibility to submit signals for distortions of competition. According to the provision of art. 68 of the Law on Protection of Competition (LPC), the CPC maintains an electronic register of the acts issued by it, communications, instructions for elimination of irregularities on filed complaints, and orders to refuse to initiate proceedings under the Public Procurement Act and the Concessions Act. . The upgrade of the public electronic register of the CPC is related to the need to expand the scope of data available to citizens and businesses, and to ensure greater transparency regarding the proceedings and acts of the CPC.

The structure of the register and its functionalities will be improved, as it will be possible to make various inquiries and search by specific indicators. In connection with the expansion of the functionalities of the public register, new functionalities of the information system of the CPC will be created, which will allow the introduction and publication of the relevant data.

An opportunity will be created for electronic submission of a request under Art. 38 of the LPC for initiating proceedings, for filing a notification for concentration between enterprises under Art. 79 of the LPC, as well as complaints against all acts, actions or omissions of contracting authorities and grantors in procedures for awarding public contracts or granting concessions. Electronic forms for ordering all administrative services will be developed in order to provide them under the Unified Model for requesting, payment and provision of electronic administrative services.

The envisaged new information portal of the CPC will provide quick access to the upgraded public register and the new electronic administrative services, as well as the possibility to submit signals for distortions of competition, including anonymous ones.

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PriorityI "Good governance"
Sub-priority1.4. "Administration - business partner"
Budget lineBG051PO002/08/1.4-01
Name of the beneficiary: Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC)
Seat of the beneficiary : Sofia, 18 Vitosha Blvd.
Project name: Improving the efficiency of the use of public resources by increasing the transparency of public procurement and concession appeal procedures
Venue: Republic of Bulgaria and EU Member States
Total project value1 240 000 levs
Amount of grant requested1 240 000 levs
Implementation period: 12 months
Partner(s): None
Overall goal(s): Increasing the efficiency and transparency in the work of the Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) as a specialized national authority on protection of competition and authority to which decisions, actions and inactions of authorities in public procurement and concession procedures are appealed.
Specific objectives:
  • to increase the efficiency of the CPC's work in dealing with complaints on public procurement and granting concessions;
  • to increase the awareness of the central, regional and municipal administrations about good practices in public procurement procedures and granting concessions in order to reduce the violations committed during their implementation;
  • to improve the interaction of all state bodies and institutions with competences in the field of public procurement and concessions in order to ensure consistent application of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act and the Labor Code;
  • to establish a transparent system for access to information related to the procedures for appealing public procurement and concessions;
  • to increase the number of channels for access to the CPC in order to facilitate the central, regional and municipal administrations and business.
Target group(s): Central, District and Municipal Administration, Business, Citizens
Expected results:
  • increasing the knowledge of the contracting authorities and the business about the procedures for appealing public procurements and concessions for CPC;
  • promotion of good practices in the field of public procurement and concessions among the central, regional and municipal administrations and business;
  • increasing the efficiency of the work processes in the CPC and reducing the time required for the Commission to consider complaints on public procurement and concession procedures;
  • increasing the transparency of public procurement appeal procedures through the creation and implementation of a public electronic register of the CPC;
  • reducing the time and effort of the central, regional and municipal administrations and businesses in their communication with the CPC, as well as the costs associated with the provision of administrative services by the CPC by introducing the possibility of electronic filing of complaints and other documents through the website of the Commission.
Main activities:
1. Preparation of the tender documentation for project activities 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7
2. Identification, systematization and introduction in the work of the CPC of good practices from the EU member states regarding the appeal of public procurement and concession procedures
3. Development, printing and dissemination of the CPC Practice Manual on appealing public procurement procedures and granting concessions among the target groups
4. Development and implementation of software for public electronic register of the CPC, integrated on the Commission's website and providing an opportunity to connect to the integrated information system (record keeping system) of the CPC
5. Development and implementation of software for improvement of the integrated information system (record keeping system) of the CPC to ensure its connection with the public electronic register of the Commission and its transformation into an integrated management system for work processes in the CPC
6. Development of a CPC website with ensuring its connection with the electronic register and with the possibility for electronic submission of documents
7. Delivery of servers for the needs of the public electronic register, the record keeping system and the CPC website
8. Training of CPC employees for maintenance of the record keeping system, electronic register and the Commission's website
9. Conducting an information campaign among the target groups in order to promote the practice of the CPC on appealing public procurement and concessions and the opportunities and benefits of the public electronic register of CPC decisions
10. Information and publicity activities
11. Project audit
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Published: 23-05-2022