TRANSPARENCY OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL SELF-GOVERNMENT IN THE PUBLICATION OF PROCUREMENT PLAN WEB SITE

  • Tomislav Šušnjar Croatian Motorways Maintenance and Tolling, Ltd. Koturaška cesta 43, 10000 Zagreb
  • Ana Zakarija Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration, Boškovićeva 5, 10000 Zagreb
Keywords: Transparency, publication, procurement plan, website, local and regional selfgovernment

Abstract

The main objective of this paper was to determine whether there is a Procurement Plan for 2016, on the website of local and regional selfgovernment units in the Republic of Croatia. After having applied the method of analysis, the hypothesis that local and regional self-governments in the Republic of Croatia fulfilled their legal obligation to publish the procurement plan to websites, was not confirmed. The research results show that all counties except for Međimurje County have a Procurement Plan for 2016 available on their respective websites. Out of the total of 127 cities in the Republic of Croatia, ten cities (Belišće, Čabar, Donji Miholjac, Drniš, Ilok, Imotski, Nova Gradiška, Pleternica, Popovača and Vrgorac) did not publish their Procurement Plans for 2016. In addition, the survey results show that 61 municipalities do not have a published Procurement Plan for 2016 on their respective websites. This study may contribute to the knowledge of the local and regional self- government units’ websites contents in the Republic of Croatia, and encourage the employees to comply with the legal obligation to publish the procurement plan on their websites for the purpose of conducting transparent procurement.

Author Biographies

Tomislav Šušnjar, Croatian Motorways Maintenance and Tolling, Ltd. Koturaška cesta 43, 10000 Zagreb
M.Sc
Ana Zakarija, Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration, Boškovićeva 5, 10000 Zagreb
B.Sc. (Econ.)
Published
2017-04-04
How to Cite
Šušnjar, T., & Zakarija, A. (2017). TRANSPARENCY OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL SELF-GOVERNMENT IN THE PUBLICATION OF PROCUREMENT PLAN WEB SITE. Pravni Vjesnik, 32(3-4), 109-132. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/ojs/index.php/pravni-vjesnik/article/view/4624
Section
Preliminary communication