As mentioned, the Ge-GP was put to motion from December 2010. The flexible procurement legislative regulation system is put in place to face challenges of the Ge-GP. The main aim of the Ge-GP is constant improvement and creation of conditions for procuring entities as well as suppliers. It is important that the website of the SPA, which the way of access to the Ge-GP, is permanently among 5 best administrative electronic resources this years. Just during one year of Ge-GP operation, the number of unique visitors exceeded 211 000, while total page views amounted more 6 226 000.
A lot of international organization missions’ assessments confirm the effectiveness of the system. So for example,EBRD Public Procurement Assessment Review of laws and practice in the EBRD region, 2011” made the following evaluation of the State Procurement System reforms in Georgia:
“In the Eastern European countries, including Georgia and Russia, the basic policy features of public procurement are in place. However, only Georgia scored a high compliance rate, as most integrity safeguards and procurement efficiency instruments recommended by international best practice were adopted in Georgia in 2010;
In four out of five countries there is no opportunity to appeal to independent remedies body; judicial review is provided for but the courts do not decide on remedies (only compensation). Only in Georgia is the remedies body fully independent;
The best result in the region was achieved by Georgia (83 percent) which indicates high compliance with international standards. Three other countries’ national frameworks were evaluated as medium compliant with scores below 75 percent: Russia almost 75 percent, Belarus 74 percent, and Moldova 71 percent. Ukraine’s result of 59 percent shows low compliance. More specific scrutiny of the laws reveals bigger differences in some of the indicators;
The results of Georgia are better than the average in all the Core Principles benchmark, especially in the transparency, flexibility and efficiency of the public contract indicators;
Analysis of the local practice leads to the conclusion that Georgia has a well developed public procurement framework;
In some countries in the sub-region barriers to international trade were identified, with domestic preferences allowed. In this sub-region only in Georgia are modern procurement techniques and electronic communication generally available.”
,,Transparency International Georgia” reports that: Perceived corruption in Georgia is lower than in several European Union member states, including Slovakia, Italy, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria;
"In the past year, we have seen the successful introduction of an electronic, transparent procurement system, which has been a very positive development", says Eka Gigauri, TI Georgia’s Executive Director. "The government’s steps to make data accessible to citizens online and promote e-governance are very positive. We encourage the government to further increase these efforts particularly in regards of some state agencies, which are considered less transparent." (http://transparency.ge/en/post/corruption-perception-index-cpi/corruption-perceptions-index-2011)
Georgia is ready to share its experience with African and Oceania region countries, according to the wish expressed by these countries on international forums. World Bank and Asian Development Bank plan on conducting researches of our reforms for later implementation in other countries.