Monitoring and evaluation of public procurement enable public authorities to establish measures in order to improve public procurement procedures.
The main objective of this report is to analyse the development of contract awards concerning SMEs and large companies, in Catalonia. This analysis aims to identify the main strengths and weaknesses of SMEs in public procurement processes, in order to boost and promote their competitiveness.

Some of the main indicators analysed are:
- Distribution of the contracts according to the type of awarded bidders
- Geographical location of awarded bidders
- Types of contracts linked to awarded bidders
- Awarded SMEs (third sector)
- Awarded SMEs and contracting bodies
- Geographical distribution of awarded contracts linked to contracting bodies
- Awarded contracts - accelerated procurement procedures
- Etc.

These indicators provide information to both, SMEs, who can easily identify public procurement processes in which they have a competitive advantage over large companies; and to public administrations, in order to better develop SMEs promotion policies.

Annual reports (from 2011) have been released in annual conferences held in Barcelona, and specific territorial results disseminated in several public seminars. These seminars are designed, as well, as a dialogue with SME bidders, in order to obtain first-hand information about their needs and concerns regarding their participation in public procurement.

Resources needed

IT solution

Evidence of success

Annual report: 2011-2015, …
Annual conferences: 2014, 2015, 2016, …
Public seminars: 2 + 1 (October 2017 - expected)
Total number of participants in annual conferences and public seminars: 1,000
SMEs represent 74% of awarded bidders – 70% of contracts – 50% total amount of contracts

Potential for learning or transfer

Transferability of this GP is possible as long as information of public contracts of each region is prepared to be managed and processed statistically.
Monitoring and evaluation of public procurement enable public authorities to establish measures in order to improve public procurement procedures.

Main institution
Regional Government of Cataluña
Location
Cataluña, Spain (España)
Start Date
January 2011
End Date
Ongoing

Contact

Natalia Cantero Please login to contact the author.