First — these are, of course, civil society organizations that we have supported and taught to monitor procurement all this time. Now, they have become professionals in this field and work independently in their regions to improve public procurement. Some teach procuring entities how to properly conduct procurement, set up internal procurement processes, and some continue to monitor procurement.
Actually, anyone who wants public procurement in Ukraine to be transparent and efficient belongs to the DOZORRO community.
During the three years of the project, they wrote more than 400 pieces. And only in the last year, 5 of them led to the opening of criminal proceedings.
We also coordinate the expert group under TI Ukraine on improving the public procurement system, which includes representatives of business, procuring entities, authorities, and the public.
We advised researchers from Princeton University on open data in the field of procurement, public oversight of procurement, and detection of collusion in them.