The FIIAPP hosted a Ukrainian delegation on a study visit in the framework of the Reinforcement to EU4DIgitalUA project
The main objectives of the working visit are to learn about and exchange experiences and best practices in the centralisation of procurement processes, both in the Spanish model and in the integration of European Union regulations in this area.
The delegation of Ukrainian representatives began their working meetings in Madrid on Tuesday 18 April. Over the course of four days, the delegation will be visiting various Spanish public bodies, including:
– The Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation).
– The General Secretariat for Digital Administration (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation)
– The Directorate General for the Rationalisation and Centralisation of Contracting (Ministry of Finance and Public Administration)
– The Subdirectorate General for Inspection (Ministry of Finance and Civil Service)
– ISDEFE: Systems Engineering for the Defence of Spain (Ministry of Defence).
– The Deputy Directorate General of Information and Communications Technologies (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation)
Dmytro Makovskyi, deputy director of the State Service for Special Communications of Ukraine (SSSCIP), explained during the welcome session that “the objective of this visit is to learn about the functioning of the Spanish centralised purchasing system and, in this way, to be able to develop a suitable system in our country, taking advantage of the opportunity to improve the functioning established to date”. He added that, knowing Spain’s experience in this area, they want “to be able to exchange key aspects in order to develop a successful model in our country”.
According to the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration, the state centralised procurement system constitutes “a model for the procurement of supplies, works and services, which are contracted in a general manner and with essentially homogeneous characteristics by the entities, entities and bodies of the state public sector”. Basically, a centralised purchasing management model allows all areas to channel their purchases through a common point, making it possible to achieve synergies in purchasing and to make better use of resources.
The European project Reinforcement to EU4DIgitalUA, managed by the FIIAPP and funded by the European Commission, is in charge of hosting this activity. The project aims to improve the efficiency and security of Ukrainian e-services through a more robust public administration and better public services.