On November 4, the Chamber of Deputies approved the amendment to the Act on Public Procurement. Most of the 39 principles proposed by the Platform for transparent public procurement in spring 2010 were incorporated.
Among the most significant improvements are the obligation to disclose contracts, real costs/final prices, and all documents and information related to the tendering process (excl. given exemptions), for example. The tendering agency will be obliged to justify each procurement and the scope of procurements that have to be processed according to the Public Procurement Act will be extended. The amendment also introduces rules related to ownership structure of tender winners and subcontractors. Find out more at the Platform website http://www.transparentnizakazky.cz/