Integrity Pacts Tool for Clean Public Procurement Don Markušić Vice President Transparency International Croatia Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Measures In ESI Funds in Croatia 14th May 2014
IntegrityPact • Powerfultooldevelopedby • TransparencyInternational • Help governments, businesses and civil society fight corruption in public contracting • Agreement between the government agency andbidders • Abstain from bribery, collusion and other corrupt practices
ExampleIntegrityPact • Berlin’s newinternationalairport • €2.4 billion project • Agreement between operator, Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld GmbH, and TransparencyInternationalGermany
Benefits of Integrity Pacts • Clean operations • Enhanced access to information • Increased transparency • Confidence and trust in public decision-making • Less litigation • More bidders • E-procurement • Simplified administrative procedures • Improved regulatory action
Integrity Pact Process • Rights and Obligations • Monitoring System • Sanctions • Loss of Contract • Forfeiture of bid or performance bond • Liability for damages • Debarment from future contracts.
Integrity Pacts Role in Project Success • Transparency and accountably • Reputation of all participants improved • Confidence and trust in public decision making • Improved investment climate
The value of ‘what didn’t happen’ • Corruption is detected and addressed • Complaints minimised • Reduction in costs or prices • Improvement of processes • Corruption is detected and addressed
Thank you for your attention! Don Markušić Transparency International Croatia