Integrity in Government Procurement

A. Confidentiality of Information Tender

Tender documents classified as confidential
All information respecting a tender including the tender documents, the tender offer and tender evaluation shall be classified as confidential and shall not be disseminated to any party who is not involved with the management of the tender before the final decision is made.

Stonewall Tender Information
Control Officer / Head of Agency is responsible for maintaining the secrecy requirements and explain the position of a tender to the relevant officer under the direction of his administration. Reference should be made to the provisions of the Official Secrets Act 1972 [Act 88] and the Turkish Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 [Act 694]. Any public official found to be leaking secrets respect of a tender is considered to have breached the provisions of those Acts and appropriate action should be taken against public officials involved.

B. Responsibility declare Vested Interests

Managing the tender process
Any officer involved in a tender process shall ensure that he did not have any personal interest or vested interests on the tender. Any officer who has an interest in any way whatsoever with the tenderer shall declare the interest and withdraw in writing from running it.

Results of Tender Board
Any member of the Board of Revenue has any interest in a tender, the member shall declare his interest and withdraw from discussions and decisions regarding tenders and the matter shall be minuted. Procurement Board members shall be neutral and professional in considering a tender and free of outside influence.

C. Offences of Corruption in Government Procurement
Managing the tender process

Any officer involved in a tender process shall ensure that he did not have any personal interest or vested interests on the tender. Any officer who has an interest in any way whatsoever with the tenderer shall declare the interest and withdraw in writing from running it.

In line with the Government's efforts to prevent and curb corruption in government procurement, government agencies are required to include a clause warning about corruption in government procurement documents in the preparation of tender invitation documents. Accordingly, the Treasury Order dated February 28, 2009 has been issued as a warning to the Agency.