The deliverable D6.2 presents the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the DIGIWHIST Network on Public Procurement (MoU).
“Concerned about the seriousness of threats posed by corruption in the public procurement sector to the stability and security of societies
Being aware that preventing and combating corruption in the area of public procurement can be substantially enhances by international co-operation through sharing knowledge and expertise
Having regard that fair, transparent and efficient public procurement enable the public to better monitor tenders and procedures
Reiterating the need to ensure transparency, accessibility, accountability, legitimacy, impartiality and integrity of public procurement data
Acknowledging Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on public procurement
Acknowledging the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) by which European Union (EU) institutions intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU.
Based on the work conducted by DIGIWHIST project on Opentender.eu and taking into account its research results and importance of continuing its sustainability, the DIGIWHIST Consortium has decided to create a DIGIWHIST network on public procurement (hereinafter DIGIWHIST network) that will include organisations active in the field of public procurement.
DIGIWHIST network is determined to create a strong partnership that will generate synergies and enhance sharing of public procurement and expertise between the DIGIWHIST network and other stakeholders.”