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Country facts
Population - 3.4 million (2020)
Area - 69 700 km²
GDP - US$ 17.8 Billion (2019)
GDP (per capita) - US$ 4.810.8 (2019)
State Budget Revenues -
State Budget Expenditures -
Economic Growth - 5.1%
Public Procurement Performance Indicators
Single-Source Procurement -
Average Number of Bidders -
Failed Tenders -
Disputes Won by the Initiator -

Public Procurement in Georgia is mainly regulated by the Law of Georgia on State Procurement and Orders issued by the Chairman of the State Procurement Agency.[1]

Public Procurement is a substantial part of Georgia’s economy. According to the World Bank’s latest Public Procurement Performance assessment, from 2013-2015 procurement amounted to 9.9% of the country’s GDP and overall represented 31.1% of the public spending.

Public procurement system in Georgia is known to be one of the most transparent in the world. The State Procurement Agency (SPA) maintains one of the highest levels of openness of public procurement in the world through the use of e-procurement platform.

Since 2010, all tenders in Georgia are 100% electronic. The electronic platform spa.ge is an easy to use online platform where most of the information on procurements is publicly available, free of charge. Since its launch, the e-platform has increased the efficiency of public procurements. Overall, in the period of 2010-2015, the amount saved through online tendering amounted to more than one billion Georgian Lari (approximately, 400 million USD).

The TPPR assessment confirms that Georgia’s procurement legislation ensures transparency, efficiency and competitive environment of the procurement system. According to the assessment, Georgia received 86% of the total points and is the leading country among target states in terms of efficiency of the pre-tendering phase and has one of the highest points in transparency, with relevant information on tender documentation (including its amendments), bids, tender commission decisions and contract performance related information publicly available in machine-readable format, free of charge.

Despite Georgia’s high performance in the assessment, several areas in need of improvement were identified. The number of exceptions to direct procurement remains a problem as their abundance creates solid ground for inefficiency of the procurement system (on average 30% of total procurement value is channeled through direct procurement annually).

Over the next 6 years Georgia will be reforming its procurement legislation substantially within the framework of the Georgia-EU Association Agreement, to achieve full harmonization with the EU procurement directives. The harmonization will change the procedures, time-frames, principles, sector related specific rules further enhancing and refining the procurement legislation.

Additionally, with the assistance of the World Bank (WB), the SPA plans to adapt the procurement system to the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) in the next 2 years, which will ensure availability of aggregated data on procurement to any interested individual.

 

Public Procurement Legislation available at the following – link.

Public Procurement Portal of Georgia – link.

 

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