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Publications Procurement

BoxThis section contains SFAO audits on the procurement of goods and services by the Confederation.

Cross-sectional audit Implementation of Articles 44 and 45 of the Public Procurement Act - Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics

Certain tenderers repeatedly prove to be problematic contractual partners for the Federal Administration. The revised Public Procurement Act (PPA) has made it possible to take action against such tenderers. The corresponding Articles 44 and 45 came into force on 1 January 2021. The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined how various federal procurement offices are implementing this legislation.

Audit number: 23737

Follow-up audit Implementation of recommendations in the area of procurement - Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) conducted a follow-up audit at the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) on the implementation of recommendations made in 2019. The Criminal Justice Authorities Act, which came into force in 2011, made the OAG a self-governing authority outside the Federal Administration. As a contracting authority, the OAG is subject to the Public Procurement Act (PPA Art. 4 para. 1 lit. c). It is not subject to the Ordinance on the Organisation of Federal Public Procurement and therefore does not have to procure through the central federal procurement offices.

Audit number: 23200

Audit Procurements in Swiss representations abroad - General Secretariat, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

As part of the general Federal Administration, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and all its Directorates are subject to the provisions of the Federal Act on Public Procurement. The Contracts, Procurement, Compliance Division of the General Secretariat FDFA (GS-FDFA) provides normative guidelines and aids to ensure that the purchase of services, goods and buildings by the various organisational units of the FDFA complies with the law. Between 2018 and 2021, procurements totalling CHF 657 million were made in the missions abroad. 90% (CHF 590 million) of this was attributable to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Audit number: 20061