Civil Society Coalition Discussion : Strengthening Accountability and Innovation in Public Procurement and Licensing
There are several types of corruption acts based on the type of case handled by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK )which include bribery, procurement of goods / services, misuse of the budget, licensing and levies. According to KPK’s data, bribery and procurement of goods / services are the most common types of corruption cases handled by the KPK during the period 2004 to the end of 2018. Based on the calculation of KPK, the amount of state financial loss from the case of procurement of goods / services (PBJ) reaching almost 1 trillion rupiah.
Other data states that many business actors 2
failed to get a work package due to the rampant practice of bribery. There are at least 17% business people in 12 cities claimed to have failed to benefit because competitors give bribes.
These conditions above occur due to the lack of information access to the public, one of which is information regarding contract documents between the government with the second party. Even if there is a clear Law (No. 14 of 2008) concerning Public Information Openness, explicitly stated that the agreement between public with other parties are information that is open and accessible to the public.
In the celebration of Open Government Week which will be held on 11-17 March 2019, Transparency International Indonesia and Pattiro Semarang will host a focused discussion on transparency of public procurement, both in the sector of procurement of goods / services, and other natural resource sectors.