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How we prioritise procurement supervision

We have a responsibility to use our resources as efficiently as possible. That is why we need to prioritise between our various procurement supervision cases. We focus on investigating issues that are of a general interest and that lead to clear results.

On this page you can see how we prioritise our procurement supervision efforts. We have a prioritisation policy that is used in both the initial prioritisation and continuously throughout the investigation, when we select which issues to investigate further. Various circumstances are then weighed against each other. Not all the factors that we consider in the prioritisation process must be fulfilled; this is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Continuous assessment

Our prioritisation policy is also continuously applied throughout the investigation when assessing whether the investigation of the case should continue. The number of other investigations underway and their scope may influence a prioritisation decision. However, resource limitations do not prevent us from intervening against serious violations.

Purpose

We focus on investigating issues that are of a general interest and that lead to clear results. The aim is always to promote effective public procurement for the benefit of public and market actors.

Factors we consider

In order to work as efficiently as possible, we divide our supervisory activities into two parts: planned supervision and incident-driven supervision.

In the planned supervision, we preemptively identify legal issues, areas and authorities that we should examine. The planned supervision is based on an analysis aimed at building a good foundation at the start of various supervisory projects and supervisory cases.

Through our analysis, we can identify legal issues that require clarification, industry areas that need to be reviewed, and contracting authorities or issues that may be relevant for an in-depth procurement review. This approach allows us to be more proactive in our supervision.

In prioritising procurement supervision efforts, we consider the following factors:

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