Component 1: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT & STATE AID SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT

This Component is exclusively directed at a specific result of the Project’s Terms of Reference:

A PFM strategic policy document is adopted and implemented, more specifically in the areas of public procurement and state aid.

Accordingly, this Component has been planned to be relatively small in comparison with the other four Project Components. There are a number of reasons for this. First, the Ukrainian PFM Strategy and Action Plan were already adopted before the start of the Project. Secondly, the Project assisted the MEDT in December 2013 as regards improving Chapter 6 (Public Procurement) of the PFM Action Plan and continues to assist the further planning of approximation to EU standards (and in the context of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement provisions) – but under Component 2 .