The PHARE 2006 twinning project "Capacity Strengthening of the State Commission for the Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures and the Legal Protection System" was presented at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
The EUR 240,000 project, launched in November, aims to strengthen and promote the transparent system of public procurement and legal protection in Croatia in accordance with EU standards, the presentation heard.
The twinning partners are the Croatian State Commission for the Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures and the Polish Office for Public Procurement.
The project is divided into two parts -- enhancing the State Commission's administrative capacity by training its members and advisers in the areas of concessions, public/private partnerships, verdicts by the European Court of Justice and framework agreements; and raising the public awareness of legal protection in public procurement through seminars in Osijek, Split and Zagreb. (Hina)