Open Procurement Albania
Open Procurement Albania - Public Health Sector

This project will enable the creation, promotion, and use of a well-structured database, which serves as an instrument (tool) for transparency, information, citizensí monitoring about procurement processes of the Public Health Sector for 2016. The database shall contain well-structured data, updated in real time and filters for ensuring user friendly information. It will serve as an instrument for anti-corruption. Fact-based journalism and fact-base public debate is the final purpose of the creation of the well-structured database. It will provide exhaustive information about every public procurement process in the health sector, and every public health policy-making and service institution, including the Institute for Health Insurance as an institution responsible for the obligatory public insurance scheme. Procurement processes of all kinds and values shall be controllable by the public in real time and in compliance with the open data standard known as the open contracting data standard.

Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to establish a platform that makes open and easily monitor-able by citizens the public tenders and procurement contracts of the public health sector (institutions). The platform allows the citizens to observe which high-value services, works, or public purchases are being contracted, as well as monitor aggregated amount of money allocated to public health programs. These data will be interlinked with the Open Corporate Albania , creating for each company to its full profile that serves as an online Corporate Passport. The proposed platform and the dissemination activities around it will shed the missing light on the procurement procedures and tenders, which are directly related to the citizensí quality of life and health services for citizens.

Project Description/Purpose:

The main purpose of this project and its activities is to make Open (disclose) the Data of Public Health Sector Procurements and Contracts in Albania (2016). Empower citizens and patient through access of information and control of public health institutions. Create tools for monitoring the public health contracts including tendering, performance and competition. Enforce government spending public money more fairly and effectively.