TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENTAIS Newsletter June 2020
AIS is monitoring tenders and contracts for the Reconstruction Program following the November 26th earthquake
The Albanian Government continued its tender procedures over March-June for the reconstruction and development of the buildings and areas affected by the November 26th, 2019 earthquake. The two authorities involved are: the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) and the municipality of Tirana . The tender procedure applied is a limited (not open) one, while the deadline for expression of interest in each case is no more than 10 days. The procedure and deadline are set by a normative act of December 2019, avoiding the application of the ordinary legislation on public procurement. The limited procedure permits the authorities to know the bidders in advance (through the selection phase). The process is considered to pose a higher risk of problems with the competition and efficiency of bids compared with the Open Procedure. AIS will continue monitoring contracts for the Reconstruction Program .
In 2019, 3268 business companies were registered in the country. Open Corporates enables information and visibility
In 2019, 3268 business companies were registered in the country. Each of them has a passport created in our Open Corporates Albania database. The used data and documents are of a public character. The passports of businesses have an important role in checking the integrity of the business companies operating in the country, as well as their visibility. The Albanian Business Register is an open and accessible register for the public. The Open Corporates Albania database, created by AIS for providing well-structured information, enables users to use machine searchto find and filter business companies by the size of their capital, owners, administrators, business license, scope of activity, capital origin and corporate status.
Treasury transactions, a service offered by AIS. Transparency and accountability for taxpayers
Treasury transactions is a service offered by AIS that provides information, transparency, monitoring and accountability for taxpayers. The service enables citizens to learn how public institutions spend their money. The primary source for these data is the Central Treasury Office Spending System. Information provided by AIS through Spending Data Albania and Open Data Albania lists every payment, treasury transaction made by the 1895 budgetary institutions in the country. The data are complete from January 2012 to date. Analyzing the records of this well-structured database, one can understand and monitor how taxpayers' is spent.