That’s a fact that public oversight is one of the attributes of a democratic society. If citizens monitor the implementation of the declared goals and obligations by the authorities, then the management of the country’s resources will be more effective.
In 2016, we at Transparency International Ukraine joined the reforms of public procurement and the effective sale of public assets. We helped create such electronic systems as Prozorro and Prozorro.Sale. Now, now, these are highly efficient systems. Prozorro helps save billions on procurement, and Prozorro.Sale helps the state and communities earn billions from privatization and leases.
Nevertheless, we understand that the presence of good innovative systems alone is not enough for the reforms to be implemented fairly and without corruption. As they say, Prozorro itself will not write complaints, and even more so will not convict. That is why in the same year 2016, we created the DOZORRO project, bringing together a network of civil society organizations that systematically control the spending of funds on public procurement.
From January 2017 to July 2021, our community monitored more than 41,000 procurement transactions, sent more than 37,000 requests, and received more than 23,000 responses. In the end, we managed to correct violations in more than 6,000 tenders.
The management of state and municipal property, that is, our property, deserves the same independent and effective control from the public. Taxpayers, like no one else, should be interested in the effective sale and lease of property.
Just imagine the scale: as of September 2021, property worth more than UAH 54 bln was sold through the Prozorro.Sale system. And all this is connected with public assets — those that belong to Ukrainians.
Prozorro.Sale has become an effective tool for businesses and the public to monitor and control the state and municipal property market. This is a significant step to combat possible abuses in the privatization and lease procedures. So, today, we are launching a similar monitoring community of civil society organizations that will stand guard over the fair rules of the game in auctions for the sale and lease of state and municipal property.
We will be able to teach you different mechanics of how to influence the situation. TI Ukraine provides a kind of suitcase of tools that will help you learn how to control the management of public property. Subsequently, you will be able to spread your influence by finding partners, friends, and followers.
What do we offer?
To join the community that we are forming.
To fill out a form as a CSO representative and be ready to work on changes. For us, the community is about like-minded people who are united by a common idea and desire to make positive changes for their community and country.
To learn from us.
We have already developed a unique methodology of monitoring auctions of small-scale privatization and lease of state and municipal property using the Prozorro.Sale system.
We have a training plan and know exactly how to convey the most important things in simple language. We will explain to you in simple terms what public property is, how much it costs, and how much of our taxes is spent on its maintenance, as well as show you how to control whether local or national authorities manage this property.
We have created a detailed guide for those who are ready to carry the load. Furthermore, we will also teach you how to train the organizers of auctions of small-scale privatization and lease of state and municipal property.
To track and analyze.
With a step-by-step description, you can find out what your community owns, what and how to check at all stages of auctions, what violations may occur, and where to look for them.
To monitor and appeal.
In case of violations found in the privatization and lease procedures, we have prepared templates for contacting the auction organizers or supervisory authorities. You will have a full range of opportunities to influence processes and save money for your community.
To make tangible changes in communities.
We are launching a similar monitoring community of civil society organizations that will stand guard over the fair rules of the game in auctions for the sale and lease of state and municipal property.