Five-point plan for increased competitions and competence

Sophie Løhde, Minister of Innovation in the Danish Government, has received a five-point plan for public procurement to work with.
Five-point plan for increased competitions and competence

 

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One of Denmark’s main supplier organizations, Dansk Industri (DI), (translated: Danish industry) has delivered a five-point plan to the country’s new government. The five points contain requirements regarding competitions for government assignments and strengthened procurement competency in the municipalities. There is no time to lose – get started immediately, is the message to the Government.

The new Danish Government announced that by the end of next year, new plans for increased competition for public tasks will be submitted. To speed up the process, DI has developed a five-point plan. Sophie Løhde, the minister for innovation said that the plan can already be implemented.

 

These are the five points in the plan:

Revise the Governments indicators of competitions:
An effort should be made to revise the state competition indicator, so a more accurate picture of the extent of the competition the state is engaged in. A more precise indicator of the state’s exposure to competition is furthermore a prerequisite for the Government to determine at a later point the actual target for the competition. 

Systematically follow the state’s procurement policy:
A systematic follow-up on individual ministries, boards, etc. to follow the state procurement policy. All tasks places with an appropriate purpose to tender, with suitable intervals as stated in the Government Procurement Guidelines.

Increase competition of government tasks:
The Government needs to review the assignment portfolio and initiate acquisition of a number of suitable assignments. According to Public procurement guidelines, these assignments should already tender for competitions. DI mentions, among others, the Government IT and various police tasks, e.g. automatic speed control and event security. 

Strengthen procurement competency in municipalities:
Employees in municipality’s procurement departments should be systematically retrained to improve qualifications. This is necessary to ensure each municipality has the necessary expertise in procurement. For the municipality to implement innovation in their tasks, it is necessary that employees have sufficient and up-to-date expertise.

Allow smaller municipalities to enter into binding cooperation in the procurement area:
Smaller municipalities should be able to enter into binding cooperation with other municipalities in the procurement area, possibly under existing purchasing partnerships, to ensure sufficient procurement capability. The municipal procurement expertise should be gathered so that there are some stronger professional environments that can ensure the desired development and innovation.

 

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This article first appeared at Anbud365, Norway’s leading online newspaper for public procurement. Published by Lennart Hovland on 17th pf January 2017. The full article can be found in Norwegian here.

 

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