The report deals with the government’s procurement administration. The purpose was to examine whether the government practises economy when buying goods and services. This can be done in part by undertaking in advance to purchase a certain quantity, and by standardising and coordinating procurement.
The purpose was also to examine and evaluate whether ministries have taken advantage of the opportunity to improve the effectiveness of their procurement activities, in part by digitalising procurement processes, strengthening the competencies of procurement officers and preparing relevant procurement information.
Finally, the NAOD examined whether the Ministry of Finance’s initiatives have contributed to improving the effectiveness of government procurement.
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