Public procurement laws and practice
in the EBRD region

The EBRD Public Procurement Assessment report provides an evaluation of the public procurement legal frameworks and local procurement practice across the EBRD countries of operations, including the application of sustainability policies in public procurement practice.

The assessment results are based on an evaluation of the public procurement legal framework in force on 30 June 2010 and local procurement practice surveyed in early 2011.

The assessment revealed that there is vast diversity in approach to public procurement policies among the countries reported on. Its results indicate that many governments in the EBRD region are increasingly taking steps to reform their public procurement sector and open it to competition and international trade as well as implementing modern measures to improve procurement efficiency.

The assessment report outlines the main findings from the first assessment of the public procurement sector covering all the EBRD countries of operation, based on a specially designed benchmark reflecting critical elements of the public procurement process (the EBRD Core Principles). In order to discuss the efficiency of public procurement regulation and practice, analysis has been structured around the Legal Efficiency Concept, a tool developed by the EBRD for evaluating the effectiveness of commercial laws.

The assessment report is presented in two parts: country profiles and a legal diagnostic.

Country profiles present findings from the research and summarise the status of the public procurement sector in the countries of operation both in terms of the scope of the status of public procurement laws and practice. Each country profile offers an insight into the national regulatory regime, as well as provides information on local practice, collected in the survey, and highlights factors that have served the country’s regulatory development. As the country profiles are meant to provide a proactive, forward looking portrait of the individual countries and outline strengths and weaknesses in their public procurement regulation and practice, all country profiles were collected into an online book, with a comfort of an researcher in mind.

Legal diagnostic, in a form of the report on public procurement laws and practice in the EBRD region, presents analyses based on the Legal Efficiency Concept and international public procurement standard legal instruments and discusses a quality of national legislation and elements of local practice across the EBRD region. The report, illustrated with selected research data, aims to evaluate the public procurement policy development in the EBRD region and its sub-regional country groupings. It also endeavours to discuss elements of local procurement practice that were identified as potentially reducing the efficiency and economy of the public procurement function.


Mrs Olga Anchishkina
Mr Stefan Creanga
Mr Kubilhan Ertugrul
Mr Mikhail Evraev
Mr Daniel Ivarsson
Mr Jan Jackholt