The public procurement pot is boiling but there is no soup in it

A commentary by the LFMI junior analyst Emilis Ruželė in the daily “Kauno diena“ on the draft laws which propose to increase transparency in public procurement. The LFMI analyst maintains that public procurement must become a fully transparent and economically sound procedure. Public institutions and enterprises must buy only the most necessary services and goods, they must substantiate their need and benefit and have no tolerance for corruption. To achieve these objectives, it must be remembered that not only publicizing the processes but also evaluating their expediency must become regular practice.  The analyst also points out that the less is bought, the less tax-payers‘ money will be spent and the more there will be left for us to distribute in the way each of us finds to be the best and the most beneficial.