Centralising Federal Purchases – Evaluating Public Policy through Implementation of New Common Model of Cooperation

general assembly on January 19, 2022

The Belgian Court of Audit analysed the definition, monitoring and evaluation of the centralised purchasing policy at the federal level and investigated the organisation established to help achieve the objectives and enhance the quality of the cooperation model used since 2018. For example, the needs that could be centralised are from now on to be anticipated and consolidated by a multiannual planning. It appears that three years after its implementation the new centralised purchasing policy hardly produces results in terms of effectiveness (budgetary savings) and efficiency (fewer individual purchasing procedures and federal purchasers).