Our Project Open Contracting Albania and Red Flag Index Impact, media coverage, and public pressure

There have been dozens of media articles published every month based on the data provided by the system for Transparent Procurement and Red Flag algorithm. The articles are generally of a reporting nature and quite discrete usually in the arguments they provide. The information available has helped especially fact based journalism. There have never been so many articles in the media on public tenders and contracts.

Potential Audience

Citizens; Media Representatives; Citizens Advisory Panels of Municipalities, Citizens Counsels, local and central government institutions interested in good models of opening up public information; Stakeholders and representatives of organizations involved in watchdog or advocacy processes; Parties interested in implementation of Open Contracting models.

 

The information has encouraged model of reporting, investigative, reactive, and very civilized journalism

Some of the titles of these articles in English are listed below:

  1. Contract for Skenderbeg Square, an additional amount of money for Fusha Sh.p.k.

https://exit.al/en/2018/11/16/e1-million-more-to-fusha/

  1. Fusha wins Vlora Boulevard tender in another dubious procedure

https://exit.al/en/2018/03/28/fusha-wins-vlora-boulevard-tender-in-another-dubious-procedure/

  1. Municipality of Tirana gives 360 thousand EU in a suspicious tender

https://exit.al/en/2019/02/19/municipality-of-tirana-gives-e360-thousand-in-a-suspicious-tender/

  1. Here are the 50 business companies which have won most of the municipality tenders.

https://shqiptarja.com/lajm/investimetja-50-subjektet-te-cilat-kane-marre-me-shume-tendera-nga-bashkite

  1. Elbasan municipality carries out tenders without competition and in conflict of interest

http://www.qualityjournalism.com.al/2018/08/25/bashkia-elbasan-tendera-jo-transparente-dhe-hije-konflikti-interesi/

  1. The entire State on Fusha shpk (business). More than 43 million lekë in contracts from the Local Government

https://exit.al/2018/08/gjithe-shteti-per-fusha-shpk-mbi-e43-milione-kontrata-nga-pushteti-lokal/

  1. Shkodra and Tirana mayors sign tenders beyond their mandate

http://shekulli.com.al/tirana-e-shkodra-kryebashkiaket-firmosin-tendere-pertej-mandatit/

  1. Tenders without competition. Voltana Ademi (Shkodra mayor) turns the municipality into her own property

https://www.gazetatema.net/2018/10/08/tendera-pa-gare-voltana-ademi-e-kthen-bashkine-e-shkodres-ne-prone-te-saj/

  1. Albanian Development Fund disqualifies 10 companies from the race, except for the winner

https://www.faktor.al/2019/03/07/fondi-shqiptar-i-zhvillimit-skualifikon-10-kompani-pervec-fituesit-emri-i-kompani-shume-te-njohur/

  1. Which are the companies that have got most of the tenders this year, with Fusha shpk leading

http://www.rd.al/2018/07/kush-jane-5-kompanite-qe-kane-fituar-me-shume-para-nga-tenderat-ne-3-vite-kryeson-fusha-shpk/

  1. Tirana municipality tender conducts suspicious tender for maintenance of the lighting system.

https://shekulli.com.al/bashkia-tirane-tender-i-dyshimte-per-mirembajtjen-e-ndricimit/

  1. The High State Audit: the Urban Renaissance Project, Belsh municipality conducts illegal tenders, municipality reaction.

https://www.gazetatema.net/2018/05/29/klsh-rilindja-urbane-e-belshit-u-be-me-tendera-te-paligjshem-reagon-bashkia/

  1. Kavaja mayor conducts ten suspicious tenders within the year

https://shqiptarja.com/lajm/kryebashkiaku-i-kavajes-10-tendera-te-dyshimte-brenda-vitit

  1. 10% of the municipality tenders are awarded on clientelism bases

https://lapsi.al/2018/05/29/10-e-tenderave-te-bashkive-jepen-me-klientelizem/

  1. Luxury and corruption in the Prime Minister’s Office

https://exit.al/2019/05/luks-dhe-korrupsionin-ne-ndertesen-e-edi-rames/

  1. 6 million Euros for 400 pine trees. Tirana Municipality Tender, Democratic Party reports the case to the Posecutor’s Office

http://www.panorama.com.al/2-6-milione-euro-per-400-pisha-pd-kallezon-penalisht-veliajn-ja-dy-akuzat/

  1. Municipalities allocate 62 billion lekë more for tenders before the Elections

https://a2news.com/2019/05/14/bashkite-62-miliarde-leke-me-shume-per-tendere-para-zgjedhjeve/

  1. On the edge of elections, Mayor Veliaj allocates 1 more billion lekë for tenders

https://gazetamapo.al/para-zgjedhjeve-veliaj-1-miliarde-leke-me-shume-tendera/

  1. Klos Municipality awards 3 tenders to the mayors company

https://portavendore.al/2019/05/20/bashkia-klos-tre-tendere-ish-kompanise-se-kryetarit/

  1. Tirana municipality announces tender over 104m lekë for Youth Park

https://portavendore.al/2019/05/01/bashkia-e-tiranes-shpall-tenderin-mbi-104-milione-leke-per-parkun-rinia-ja-si-do-te-jete/

  1. Call for tenders for the Zogu i Parë Boulevard announced, 7 million $ for600 meters.

https://portavendore.al/2019/03/13/hapet-tenderi-per-bulevardin-zogu-i-pare-7-milione-dollare-per-600-metra/

  1. Ten companies win half of the 1 billion tenders of municipalities

https://portavendore.al/2018/09/12/dhjete-kompani-fitojne-gjysmen-e-tendereve-1-miliardesh-te-bashkive/

  1. Tirana municipality conducts 103 suspicious tenders for 6 months

https://portavendore.al/2018/12/07/bashkia-e-tiranes-103-tendere-te-dyshimte-per-6-muaj/

  1. Elbasan municipality, conducts tenders without competition and suspicions of conflict of interest

https://portavendore.al/2018/08/29/bashkia-e-elbasanit-tendere-pa-gare-dhe-hije-te-konfliktit-te-interesit/

  1. Municipalities spend 58 million lekë for parties and decorations.

https://portavendore.al/2019/01/04/bashkite-harxhojne-58-milione-leke-per-festa-dhe-zbukurime/

  1. Another illegal contract of 4 million euro signed by Tirana Municipality for the company of Member of Parliament Abazi

https://exit.al/2018/12/tjeter-kontrate-e-paligjshme-prej-4-milione-euro-nga-bashkia-tirane-per-alko-impex/

  1. Unbelievable misappropriation, The State Budget is shared between friends and members of parliament. Unbelievable figures

http://www.droni.al/2019/04/07/super-vjedhje-buxheti-i-shtetit-eshte-ndare-me-miqte-dhe-deputetet-shifrat-te-marrin-frymen/

  1. Scandal! We have no water, but 100 million go to the physical security of the water supply facility

http://www.standard.al/2019/04/16/skandali-nuk-kemi-uje-por-100-milion-leke-shkojne-pe-kompanite-qe-ruajne-ujsjellesin/

  1. Red flag tenders in Finiq Municipality

https://sarandaweb.net/tenderi-me-flamur-te-kuq-ne-bashkine-finiq-2-leke-me-pak-se-fondi-limit/

  1. 10% of Municipality Public Procurement appeared to be problematic

https://exit.al/2018/05/prokurimet-publike-te-bashkive-10-perqind-e-tendereve-me-probleme-konkurrence/

  1. Skanderbeg Square, the battle of billions of lekë over the last 10 years

https://faktoje.al/sheshi-skenderbej-dhe-beteja-miliarda-lekeshe-e-dekades-se-fundit/

  1. Fusha Company wins another tender without competition, setting a record of 43 contracts without competition by Mayor Veliaj.

https://lapsi.al/2019/04/15/kompania-fusha-fiton-nje-tjeter-tender-pa-gare-rekord-43-kontrata-nga-erion-veliaj/

  1. Sharra landfill takes away public money, and here are the payments made

https://balkanweb.com/landfilli-ne-sharre-vjel-parate-publike-e-private-ja-shifrat/

  1. Million lekë of tenders for the customers and insignificant amount of money for the citizens, a corruptive precedent with the Pazari i Ri

http://open.data.al/sq/lajme/lajm/id/2431/Miliona-per-klientet-therrime-per-qytetaret-precedenti-korruptiv-i-Veliajt-tek-Pazari-i-Ri

  1. 350 thousand dollars for a tender. Activist: this is why Spiropali must resign

http://open.data.al/sq/lajme/lajm/id/2416/350-mije-dollare-tendera-aktivistja-Pse-duhet-te-dorehiqet-Elisa-Spiropali