The procurement function has gained strategic importance in the pursuit of efficient expenditure, by resorting to selection procedures widely open to the market. Public procurement must comply with economy and efficiency criteria as well as respecting transparency and equal treatment, thus minimizing disputes and legal risks. All this implies the appropriate design of internal procedures and organization, so as to assure the proper performance of the various functions concerned.
The webinar aims to show the features and functions of the different types of selection procedures, taking into the account roles and responsibilities of the actors in each step of the purchase process. The organizational choice of creating a global buyer and the technological instruments adopted (online procurement platform) are related to these objectives; the webinar will discuss their development and their current and expected role.