The Chairman of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vugar Gulmammadov received procurement expert of SIGMA program
The Chairman of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vugar Gulmammadov received Daniel Ivarson, Chief Consultant on Procurement of SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management), a joint initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union. During the meeting discussions and exchange of views were held on special importance of public procurement in general public administration and in this regard, increasing responsibility of external state audit function.
After SIGMA representative gave information on the objectives of current mission, the Chairman of the Chamber of Accounts Mr.Vugar Gulmammadov informed on the audits of public procurement over last period, and their consolidated results, activity of the Chamber of Accounts within relevant Working Group of INTOSAI, paying special attention to procurement issues in annual reports and other documents. Later, discussions regarding new and expanded mandate and responsibilities of external state audit function on public procurement following the adoption of new draft Law on “The Chamber of Accounts” were held with the international expert. The meeting attendants also exchanged views regarding reforms on public procurement management in the Republic, need of further improvement of relevant legislation and the role of Supreme Audit Institution in these processes.
At the end, both sides expressed their satisfaction on the collaboration between the Chamber of Accounts and SIGMA formed on the basis of need of strengthening public audit and emphasized the importance of development of these relations.