2017 European Semester : Country Reports

ROMANIA : Public investment spending is high, but low infrastructure efficiency is constraining growth.

22nd February 2017, Source : European Commission, https://ec.europa.eu


Country Report Romania 2017

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2017 European Semester : Assessment of progress on structural reforms, prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances, and results of in-depth reviews under Regulation (EU) No 1176/2011


Public investment spending has been among the highest in the EU in the last decade but the perceived quality of infrastructure ranks among the lowest in the EU.

Inefficient public investment and public procurement, high administrative burdens and low provision of e-government services are major obstacles to boosting growth and productivity.

Document : Country Report : Romania – en

Link :  2017 European Semester: Country Reports


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Tomorrow the largest online procurement event the Big Ideas Summit kicks off!
To get you thinking ‘BIG’, we have released part 2 of our Even Bigger Ideas Podcast Series. Today you’ll hear from Big Ideas 2017 speaker and BBC Broadcaster Linda Yueh, on the three reasons you should be worried about globalization.

Exclusively available to Digital Delegates on Procurious, our five-part podcast series sponsored by State of Flux, explores the trends disrupting business and the Big Ideas to benefit them.
Over the next few days we’ll spend 15 minutes with procurement power players exploring:

  • Nurturing Big Ideas through big companies – Chris Lynch, Chief Financial Officer, Rio Tinto
  • Thinking the Unthinkable – Nik Gowing, Visiting Professor King’s College & former BBC-Broadcaster
  • Seamless – digital adaptation and human transformation – Anders Sorman-Nilsson, Futurist

Make sure you don’t miss out!

To listen to the podcasts, simply register as a Big Ideas Digital Delegate.

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A handy directory to navigate all the exclusive Big Ideas blogs, interviews and podcasts to-date.

Document : BIG IDEAS SUMMIT content

A busy schedule awaits our Top 50 Procurement Influencers in London on Thursday 23 Feb. Stay up to date with live blogs, video and podcasts !

Document : BIS Agenda for Procurious Online

New public consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Consultation on modernising and simplifying the common agricultural policy (CAP)

The EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was developed in the early sixties to translate in policy terms the objectives defined in the Treaty of Rome (1957), and subsequently taken over in the Treaty on the European Union. Like all other EU policies or programmes, the CAP is also subject to other provisions of the Treaty to ensure coherence with the overall objectives of the Union.

Article 39 of the Treaty (ex Article 33 TEC) specifies that the objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy shall be:

(a) to increase agricultural productivity by promoting technical progress and by ensuring the rational development of agricultural production and the optimum utilisation of the factors of production, in particular labour;

(b) thus to ensure a fair standard of living for the agricultural community, in particular by increasing the individual earnings of persons engaged in agriculture;

(c) to stabilise markets;

(d) to assure the availability of supplies;

(e) to ensure that supplies reach consumers at reasonable prices.

The CAP has undergone several waves of reforms, with the latest reform decided in 2013 and implemented in 2015. Since then, the context in which that reform was forged has shifted significantly. In particular:

  • Agricultural prices have fallen substantially and market uncertainty has increased, due amongst others to macroeconomic factors, geopolitical tensions, inhibiting a clear long-term planning of the sector
  • The emphasis of trade negotiations has moved more visibly from multilateral to bilateral deals, requiring a careful balancing of offensive and defensive interests, with due attention paid to certain sensitive sectors
  • The EU has signed up to new international commitments, especially those concerning climate change (through the 21st Conference of Parties COP 21) and broad aspects of sustainable development (through the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs), and is also exposed to other geopolitical developments such as new large-scale migration.


The above prompted a vigorous public debate about whether the 2013 reform went far enough to meet broader challenges related to the balance of support, the economic prospects for agriculture and rural areas, care for the environment (e.g. greening), action over climate change, sustainable and safe food production. Emerging opportunities in the areas of health, trade, the bioeconomy, the circular economy and the digital economy also need to be further considered.


Against this background, as part of its working programme for 2017, the Commission will take forward work and consult widely on simplification and modernisation of the CAP to maximise its contribution to the Commission’s ten priorities and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will focus on specific policy priorities for the future, taking into account the opinion of the REFIT Platform and without prejudice to the next Multiannual Financial Framework. The starting point must be will be a well-founded assessment of the performance of the current policy.


While the future of the CAP is already debated in various instances, the process will include a broad consultation and an impact assessment. The goal is to summarise available evidence on the performance of the CAP so far, draw lessons from the implementation of the latest reform, have a structured dialogue, confirm what the current difficulties are, and anticipate needs for modernisation and simplification of the CAP.


This questionnaire is part of this wide consultation process and will contribute to the impact assessment. Results of this questionnaire will be published on this webpage and communicated in a public conference in July 2017.


This consultation does not prejudge in any way the financial allocation for the CAP in the next MFF.




This public consultation is open until the 2nd May 2017.

Inception Impact Assessment


Q & A

eTendering survey 2017

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Publications Office of the EU

Dear Madam/Sir,

We would like to invite you to tell us your opinion about the eTendering platform and your ideas for further improvements. As a registered eTendering user, both your positive and negative feedback are important so we can better focus on your needs. This allows us to continue our task, with a commitment to making it easy for you to use our application.

We kindly ask you to submit your opinion through this web page.

Answering it should only take you less than ten minutes.

All completed surveys will remain strictly confidential and will only be used for the purpose of improving eTendering services.

Thank you for your collaboration.

Yours sincerely,

Maria Manuela  Cruz
Head of Unit


Publications Office of the European Union
Dissemination and reuse directorate
EUR-Lex and TED



Madame, Monsieur

Nous souhaiterions connaitre votre avis sur le site eTendering ainsi que vos idées pour de futures améliorations.

En tant qu’utilisateur inscrit sur eTendering, votre feedback positif et négatif est important pour nous, car il nous permettra de mieux nous focaliser sur vos besoins et de poursuivre nos efforts à rendre l’utilisation d’eTendering plus facile.

Vous pouvez vous rendre à l’adresse suivante pour nous faire part de vos remarques.

Répondre à ce sondage ne devrait pas prendre plus que 10 minutes.

Les réponses resteront strictement confidentielles et ne seront utilisées qu’à des fins d’amélioration des services eTendering.

Merci de votre collaboration.



Maria Manuela  Cruz
Chef d’unité


Office des publications de l’Union européenne
Direction Diffusion et réutilisation
Unité EUR-Lex et TED





Sehr geehrte Frau/sehr geehrter Herr

Wir möchten Sie bitten, uns Ihre Meinung zu der eTendering-Plattform und Ihre Ideen zu weiteren Verbesserungen mitzuteilen. Als registrierter eTendering-Nutzer sind sowohl Ihre positiven als auch  Ihre negativen Kommentare wichtig, so dass wir uns noch mehr auf Ihre Bedürfnisse konzentrieren können. Dies erlaubt uns, unsere Arbeit fortzusetzen mit der Verpflichtung, es Ihnen möglichst einfach zu machen, unsere Plattform zu nutzen.

Wir möchten Sie höflich bitten, uns Ihre Meinung über diese Webseite zu übermitteln.

Die Beantwortung sollte weniger als zehn Minuten dauern.

Wir behandeln alle ausgefüllten Umfragen streng vertraulich und verwenden sie ausschließlich zur Verbesserung des eTendering-Dienstes.


Vielen Dank für Ihre Mitarbeit.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,


Maria Manuela  Cruz


Amt für Veröffentlichungen der Europäischen Union

Verbreitung und Wiederverwendung
EUR-Lex und TED

Posturi din ultimele 7 zile în Administrația Românească

posturi.gov.ro cuprinde posturile vacante de funcționar public din administrația centrală și locală.
Inițiativa reprezintă continuarea proiectului PublicJob.ro, coordonat de drd. Cristian Botan — consilier în cadrul Cancelariei Prim-ministrului României.

20 Februarie 2017, Sursa : posturi.gov.ro, Autor : Cristian Botan





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Big Ideas Summit

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Cognitive technology, digital adoption and Industry 4.0 are set to disrupt and transform Procurement  – Are you ready? 
There’s just over a week to go until Big Ideas Summit – the world’s largest online procurement event kicks off.

Now in its third year, Procurious is gathering 50 of the world’s most influential Procurement & Supply Chain leaders and you’re invited to take part as a Digital Delegate!

We’re challenging you to think outside the box, drive innovation and to tackle those ‘Big Ideas’ that can disrupt and transform the industry.

As a Digital Delegate, you will be able to access exclusive video, blog and podcast content from some of procurement’s most influential thinkers on topics including:

  • Unleashing your creative genius
  • The Trumpism of the Supply Chain
  • Watson: What’s the Big Idea?
  • An Optimist’s Tour of the Future
  • Nurturing Big Ideas through big companies
  • Seamless – digital adaptation and human transformation 

Wherever you are in the world, you can take part for FREE by registering as a Digital Delegate.

The Summit takes place on February 23, but you can start connecting with other delegates already and accessing Big Ideas content now.

What are you waiting for? Join the conversation today!

Join Now
The Big Ideas Summit is sponsored by IBM, The Hackett Group, The Institute for Supply Management and GEP and Michael Page.

Posturi din ultimele 7 zile în Administrația Românească

posturi.gov.ro cuprinde posturile vacante de funcționar public din administrația centrală și locală.
Inițiativa reprezintă continuarea proiectului PublicJob.ro, coordonat de drd. Cristian Botan — consilier în cadrul Cancelariei Prim-ministrului României.

13 Februarie 2017, Sursa : posturi.gov.ro, Autor : Cristian Botan





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Posturi din ultimele 7 zile în Administrația Românească

posturi.gov.ro cuprinde posturile vacante de funcționar public din administrația centrală și locală.
Inițiativa reprezintă continuarea proiectului PublicJob.ro, coordonat de drd. Cristian Botan — consilier în cadrul Cancelariei Prim-ministrului României.

6 Februarie 2017, Sursa : posturi.gov.ro, Autor : Cristian Botan




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Centralizare versus descentralizare în achiziții

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Conferința Națională de Management Modern în Administrație, ediția a XI-a, cu tema : “Inovație prin tehnologie în sectorul public”

2 Februarie 2017, Autor : Ovidiu Slimac


Coperta Broșurii Conferinței  – organizate de ”Oameni și Companii” – Inovație prin tehnologie în sectorul public

Sindicatul Național al Specialiștilor Experți în Achiziții Publice (SN SEAP), reprezentat de către președinte Ovidiu Slimac, a fost prezent la Conferința Națională de Management Modern în Administrație, ediția a XI-a, eveniment organizat de către ”Oameni și Companii” împreună cu Administrație.ro, având ca Parteneri : HP INC, Microsoft România, Telekom și Asociația Patronală a Industriei de Software și Servicii – A.N.I.S., cu tema : “Inovație prin tehnologie în sectorul public”, și care a avut loc pe 31 ianuarie, la Hotelul JW Marriott, din Capitală și a reunit peste 130 de participați, majoritatea covârșitoare (spre deosebire de cea simplă folosită adesea) fiind din administrația publică centrală.


Cea de-a unsprezecea ediție a Conferinței Naționale de Management Modern în Administrație, dedicată sectorului public a reunit 145 persoane. Evenimentul a avut loc pe 31 ianuarie, la București. Având ca temă generală Inovația prin tehnologie în sectorul public, conferința s-a bucurat de prezența unor specialiști care au prezentat cele mai noi tehnologii și echipamente disponibile pe piață, dar au abordat și teme legate de cerințele de securitate din perspectiva protecției datelor personale, ghiduri de achiziții pentru administrația centrală, inovații în achiziții publice, centralizare si descentralizare în achiziții.

Evenimentul a fost susținut de partenerii tradiționali: HP Inc, Microsoft, Telekom România, ANIS.


În cadrul Conferinței Tema prezentării SN SEAP a fost :

Centralizare vs Descentralizare în achiziții

Atât centralizarea, cât și descentralizarea sunt două procese cu beneficii economice distincte, de care cei care fac achiziții publice trebuie să țină cont. Aceasta a fost una dintre concluziile prezentării susținute de președintele SN SEAP.

SINOPTIC, Potrivit președintelui SN SEAP :


Beneficiile economice ale centralizării, datorită volumului, la o primă vedere, sunt evidente „la mintea cocoșului” :

  • Reducerea însemnată a prețurilor pentru produse și servicii
  • Servicii mai bune la preț mai scăzut
  • Nevoia de standardizare (ex. : în IT, software) cu includerea criteriilor de mediu
  • Beneficii post-vânzare (întreținere)
  • Cost redus de training (mai puțini oameni în același loc!)
  • Un bun management de personal
  • Încurajarea transparenței urmăririi contractului, auditare


  • Reducerea încurajării corupției pe scară largă și a favoritismului
  • O mai reală și apropiată potrivire a cerințelor utilizatorului final cu produsele și serviciile solicitate
  • Reducerea greșelilor ce ar afecta un volum mare
  • Mai puțină birocrație, termene mai scurte
  • Oportunități uriașe pentru IMM de a intra în competiție (chiar și cu scoaterea facilității de 50%)
  • Oportunități de a obține prețuri scăzute de la producători locali
  • Antrenarea angajaților în asumarea responsabilităților


NU este o chestiune de ALB și NEGRU.

Un sistem hibrid, care să le înglobeze pe amândouă este posibil să fie funcțional, neuitând aici nici e-procurement !

Principiile conduitei etice în achiziții publice, potrivit dlui Slimac Ovidiu, sunt : Integritatea / “Legea este suverană”, Competența profesională / Profesionalism, Evitarea manifestării concurenței neloiale, Evitarea manifestării actelor de corupție, Evitarea apariției conflictului de interese, Evitarea primirii de cadouri și ospitalitate, Postangajările, Imparțialitate și independență, Transparență / Principiul “mai mulți (cei 4) ochi”.

“Este nevoie de curtoazie și consecvență, transparență, confidențialitate, acuratețea informației, de interes public și încredere publică. Oricum, alegerea între centralizare și descentralizare nu este o chestiune de alb și negru. Un sistem hibrid, care să le înglobeze pe amândouă este posibil să fie funcțional, neuitând aici nici e-procurement“, a mai arătat președintele SN SEAP.

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Implementation of the Public Procurement Directive in CEE

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Contract Award Criteria

February 2, 2016, Source : C / M / S / Law Now, http://www.cms-lawnow.com/

Directive 2014/24/EU (the “Directive”) introduced a new contract award criteria for public procurements – contracting authorities are now obliged to choose the “most economically advantageous tender” (the “MEAT”). The Directive establishes that MEATs shall be identified on the basis of the price, cost or best price-quality ratio. It also seeks to reduce the use of price as the only criterion and urges the consideration of qualitative factors. Regarding the cost criterion, the Directive encourages the use of the “lifecycle costing method” which includes the main cost elements throughout the life of the procurement (e.g. costs of acquisition, use, maintenance, end life costs). In respect to the best price-quality ratio, the Directive suggests consideration of qualitative, social and environmental factors. The Directive also prescribes that the contract award criteria must always be linked to the subject matter of the procurement.
Please find below the implementation status of the MEAT provision of the Directive in the following CEE countries:

  • Bulgaria has fully implemented the Directive and allows the following award criteria: lowest price; costs, including consideration of the cost effectiveness and life-cycle costs of a project; and best price-quality ratio, which might consider the price, costs, quality and environmental and social factors of the contract. Contracting authorities may choose any of these award criteria in their tendering, however, award criteria shall not be the selection criteria as well.
  • Czech Republic
    The Czech Republic has adopted the Directive. Consequently, the sole award criterion is MEAT, with emphasis on the best price-quality ratio including lifecycle cost-quality ratio. Although best price-quality ratio and lifecycle cost-quality ratio are preferred, contracting authorities are still allowed to award contracts based on the lowest price or lowest lifecycle cost (with some exemptions e.g. design work).
  • Hungary
    Hungary has adopted the Directive. The law urges qualitative procurement, requires the use of best price-quality ratio or the life-cycle costing method and prescribes that the price only criterion should be rarely used. However, in practice, award decisions of contracting authorities are still often determined by price.
  • Poland
    Poland has fully implemented the Directive. Contracting authorities are encouraged to apply the life-cycle costing method but there is still not enough established practice regarding this new criterion. Although the law severely limits the use of price as the sole criterion, many tenders are still awarded with consideration of price alone. However, the situation has been improving and statistics show that more and more contracting authorities apply additional criteria.
  • Romania
    Romania has implemented the Directive and encourages a qualitative approach to evaluating bids. Nonetheless, contracting authorities are free to apply the lowest price, lowest cost, best price-quality ratio and best cost-quality ratio criteria for awarding contracts. Factors for determining the best price/cost-quality ratio include qualitative, environmental and social factors, including combatting unemployment. In practice, however, contracting authorities often use the lowest price criterion.

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