|Year of assessment: 2019-2022
|Procurement value: EUR 3.2 billion (2021)
Principal organisation: Hellenic Single Public Procurement Authority (HSPPA)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), European Commission
The MAPS process was initiated to take stock of a decade of procurement reforms initiated in Greece since the 2010s, and to give further enhance the performance of the overall procurement system. The assessment was initiated by the Hellenic Single Public Procurement Authority (HSPPA), i.e. the main body with responsibilities over public procurement.
In 2022, during the assessment period, the institutional landscape of public procurement was further reformed with the merger of HSPPA and the Review Body AEPP into a single administrative body with overall procurement responsibilities, with the goal of exploiting synergies and using resources more effectively.
The Greek procurement system is regulated by EU Directives as well as applicable national regulations.
The MAPS assessment started in September 2019 and was concluded in summer 2022. In addition to reviewing legal documents, available data and publications about the Greek procurement system, the assessment relied on fact-finding interviews with a wide range of procurement stakeholders. This included contracting authorities, centralised procurement body (CPB), oversight bodies, representatives from the private sector, etc. The report was successively updated following substantive procurement reforms occurred during the assessment period (procurement legislation reform in 2021 and institutional reform in 2022). A validation workshop was held in May 2022 with the main procurement stakeholders. Furthermore, the assessment gathered a sample of procurement contracts from a diverse group of contracting authorities to assess procurement practices.