IDIS “Viitorul” launched the second edition of the ” The Confidex Index in the Public Procurement System of
the Republic of Moldova”, published within the framework within the project “Cutting edge improvements
in the public procurement system in Moldova through inclusiveness, creativity and law-abiding practices”,
funded by the European Union and co-financed by UK Aid with the support of the UK Government.
Through the development of the Index of trust, IDIS Viitorul aims to bring in a complex and systematic way
the views of citizens and the business community on the public procurement system. The main objective is
to create and develop a better connection between the expectations of citizens and those of the private
sector on one hand, and the results of the public procurement decision-making process of central and local
public authorities.
The study reveals that economic operators associate “public procurement” with: procedures explicitly
prescribed in legislation, in particular, public auctions, contracts, procurement of goods, services and works
by public institutions, and use of public money (59%); complicated procedures or inefficient use of public
funds by public authorities, including through illicit collusion and corruption (14%). However, there were
also respondents who associate public procurement with transparent, fair and efficient procedures (27%).