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The Position of WOPPAA on the modernisation of the EU Public Procurement Policy

Based on the Green Paper issued by the European Commission on 27 January 2011 the Municipality of the City of Budapest (involving its departments concerned) has prepared a detailed and unified position on the modernisation of the Public Procurement Policy in the EU. We suggest the further simplification, specification and the detailing of the Public Procurement rules along with the addressing of definite, more compliable regulatory systems

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CHARTER

(Excerpt)

I.

PARTICULARS (DATA/ INFORMATION ABOUT) OF THE FOUNDER

Pál Róbert Lendvai

II.

PARTICULARS AND GOALS OF THE FOUNDATION

  1. Name of the Foundation:

 

WOPPAA Alapítány a Nemzetközi Közbeszerzési Kultúra Terjesztéséért

Foreign name: WOPPAA Foundation for the International Distribution of Public Procurement Culture

Concise name: WOPPAA

The Foundation’s website: www.woppaa.org

Legal status of the Foundation: The Foundation is an independent legal entity; it is open with a worldwide territorial scope. The Foundation is not a non-profit organisation.

Goals of the Foundation:

A)    The Foundation’s long-term goals of public interest and its activities to promote such goals:

The Foundation shall have the mission of creating cultural value in public procurement. The purpose of the Founder is for the Foundation to promote the exchange of public procurement  related experience of professionals, professional organisations as well as Hungarian and foreign public institutions active in the field of the theory and practice of public procurement; to support their cooperation; and the development and promotion of best public procurement practices. By creating the Foundation, the Founder wishes to help professionals and organisations concerned with public procurement to familiarize with each other’s experience and learn about the advantages of applying uniform procedures, thereby improving the transparency and simplicity of public procurement regulations, and finding efficient tools to prevent and eliminate corruption and to rationalize the distribution of public funds. Through its activity, the Foundation aims to promote public procurement research initiated and controlled by Hungarian and international professionals and organisations, support the development and implementation of comparative public procurement law, and enhance the level of training of public procurement professionals.

To realize the goals mentioned above, the Foundation the invites the application for support of professionals, organisations as well as Hungarian and international institutions concerned with public procurement that undertake the promotion of the following goals and activities through specific measures and actions:

  • Research of public procurement, corruption prevention and other methods of competition; evaluation of their efficiency; statistical and other scientific research, surveys and assessment to identify the best practice of public procurement;
  • Dissemination and popularization of the results of Hungarian and foreign research on public procurement and their adaptation to the national environment; and the development of he infrastructure required for it;
  • Organization of international and domestic conferences and meetings on public procurement; promotion of regular communication between professionals, organisations and public institutions on an international level;
  • Compilation and production of brochures, papers, research materials, textbooks and other educational tools on public procurement;

 

B) The Foundation implements its long-term goals of public interest through the following specific activities:

a)      Provision of grants and scholarships;

b)      Extension of regular or one-time support; invitations for applications for institutions, organisations and individuals (researchers, professionals, and students of higher education) who engage in research  and analysis and, through their activity, promote the processing of the public procurement regulations in various countries;

c)      By supporting programs, events and publications that promote the dissemination of public procurement culture;

d)      Participation in research concerning the regulation, adaptation and comparison of public procurement law in various countries; supporting such projects, in particular, green public procurement, the opportunities of disabled groups in their access to public procurement, value analysis applied in public procurement for the protection of consumers, and techniques to curb corruption;

e)      Other methods promoting the implementation of the Foundation’s goals.

Nature of the Foundation:

  1. The foundation is open for any Hungarian or foreign natural person or legal entity or non-legal entity business association to join provided they agree with, accept, and undertake to promote the goals of the Foundation. The Foundation has been established for an indefinite period. The Board of Trustees shall make decisions on donations or offers made to the Foundation, including affiliation.
  2. Supporters may determine that their financial or in kind support should only be used, as a whole or in part, to promote a specific goal within the aims of the Foundation.
  3. By affiliating to the Foundation supporter do not become founders, i. e. they shall not acquire rights and powers that are exclusively vested in the persons or entities signing the Charter as founders or the persons or entities appointed to exercise founder’s rights, in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.
  4. The operation of the Foundation is public; its services can be used by anybody irrespective of sex, race, age, descent, or any other distinction that could be considered illegal, taking into consideration the limitations deriving from its goals.
  5. The Foundation may engage in economic activities only in the interest of implementing its goals and without jeopardizing them. No profit from economic activities shall be distributed but shall be used for implementing the goals of the Foundation
  6. The Foundation shall not engage in direct political activity; it is organisationally independent from, and shall extend no financial support to, political parties. In the case of the present Charter, direct political activity shall mean party political activities, and nomination of candidates at national and/or local elections including those taking place in a county or the capital.

 

III.

THE FOUNDATION’S ASSETS

The Founder shall not divide the initial capital, all assets and their proceeds shall be used for the implementation of the Foundation’s goals. The Board of Trustees shall use the Foundation’s assets freely within the framework of the Charter.

The Foundation can be supported by financial donations or offering services or assets that directly support the implementation of goals. The Foundation is entitled to accept cash and non-cash donations as well as donations in kind, and services free of charge. The Foundation raises funds especially from donations by companies and entrepreneurs, contributions or donations by private individuals, funds awarded through applications (support given by local governments, income from the 1% personal tax check-off, income based on service provision, public culture or cooperation agreements), consideration for services, project financing or normative support.

The Foundation may employ full-time or part-time employees in order to implement its goals.

All assets and revenue of the Foundation and any yield thereof shall be used for the promotion of the Foundation’s goals. Tha Foundation may engage in business activities but such activities shall be always indirectly in the service of the Foundation’s goals, i.e. shall promote the long-tem goals of public interest. In the course of its operation, the Foundation’s business activities shall not exceed the activities deployed in implementing the Foundation’s long-term goals of public interest. Any proceeds from business activities shall be used for the realisation of the Foundation’s long-term goals of public interest.

The chairman of the Board of Trustees shall have the right to dispose of the Foundation’s bank account.

IV.

UTILIZATION OF ASSETS; THE FOUNDATION’S FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

The Board of Trustees shall make resolutions ont he utilisation of the funds by majority vote. In the event of a tie vote, the proposed resolution shall be considred dismissed.

The Foundation shall not distribute any profit generated in the course of its management but shall use any such profit for the implementation of the goals of the Foundation.

With the exception of services that are available to anybody without limitations, the Foundation shall not extend any funds as per the Foundation’s goals to the authorized person, the supporter or the close relatives of such persons.

The Foundation shall always observe the statutory provisions relevant to the financial management of foundations.

V.

THE FOUNDATION’S ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND OPERATION

2. The implementation of the Foundation’s goals and management of the Foundation’s assets in the interest of promoting such goals shall be the responsibility of the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees shall pass resolutions on the utilization of funds by majority vote. In the event of a tie vote, the proposed resolution shall be considered dismissed. The Board of Trustees shall have a quorum if at least two of its members are present at the session.

The Board of Trustees may set up a organisational staff to carry out its administrative (operative) duties. The organisation shall be headed by a managing director who may be a member of the Board of Trustees. By signing this Charter, the Founder authorizes the Board of Trustees to give representative power to the  Foundation’s employee, specifying its type and scope.

The Foundation shall not extend any funds to the Founder or supporters or their close relatives.

VI.

POWER OF SIGNATURE

  1. Individual representetive, Dr. László Tunyogi shall be authorized to sign independently for the Foundation.

Employer’s rights in respect of the Foundation’s employees shall be exercised by individual representative, Dr. László Tunyogi.

 

WOPPAA-GGI collaboration
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Geneva Group International (GGI) is one of the world’s leading independent organizations of law, accounting, audit and consulting firms.

In today’s international market, a strong presence is essential for companies of all sizes. That is why international contacts are so important. An in-depth understanding of local legal and fiscal differences is a must for businesses to be successful in their cross-border activities.

To achieve this, businesses need to have access to professional and approachable experts in each country. Geneva Group International has a worldwide alliance of well-established and experienced accounting, consulting and law firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements.

These objectives and forms of cooperation are in accord with WOPPAA’s endeavours. Thus, in the spring of 2011, the managements of WOPPAA and GGI have mutually decided to set up GGI’s new work-group based on WOPPAA’s former professional experience and GGI’s personal contacts. The statutory meeting of the aforementioned team transpired during GGI’s upcoming world conference between the 25th and the 27th of October, 2011 in Toronto.

If you are interested in joining the organization to expand your international potential for your clients or if you want to know more about how you could benefit from working with Geneva Group International, you’ll find all the answers on this website: www.ggi.com . Intentions of joining may also be indicated here: http://woppaa.org/contact/

Practice Groups Purpose:

All over the world GGI members actively participate in the various GGI Practice Groups. The Practice Groups are institutionalized interest groups established by active members of the organization and are open to all GGI members throughout the different disciplines. Being involved in these groups allows our members to remain at the forefront of their professions by providing their clients with a global organization of professionals with similar areas of expertise and interests through which they can:

  • Exchange information to find better approaches and solutions to clients’ problems
  • Be in a position to access information on international issues relevant to their areas of expertise
  • Exchange ideas, experiences and views to further strengthen communication among fellow members with common practice backgrounds
  • Gain insight into specialized topics