1630 Public Procurement and Public Tenders

1630 Public Procurement and Public Tenders

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 45
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Tina Sever, PhD and Veronika Petkovšek, M.Sc.



1. Objectives and competences



  • finds the main points of public procurement
  • evaluates legal and economic aspects of public procurement,
  • analyses importance of public procurement for efficiency and effectiveness of public finance
  • compares public procurement procedures within EU.
  • formulates public tender and creates decisions


  • to feel confident to critically evaluate problems in the field of public procurement
  • respect of ethical principles
  • to cooperate with all participants in the process
  • to critically evaluate existing processes of public procurement
  • to use basic economic elements in the public procurement
  • to collect and interpret data for proposals creating, decision making and for critical evaluation of practical issues


2. Content

  • Definition, value and purposes of public procurement in Slovenia and EU
  • Basic principles of public procurement
  • No discrimination rule
  • Defining criteria for evaluating tenders
  • Financing public procurement
  • Risk evaluation
  • Informatization of public procurement
  • Competent bodies and other stakeholders in public procurement procedures
  • Regulation and performance of public procurement procedures
  • Public procurement in selected fields (health care; construction etc.) and public tenders
  • Legal protection in public procurement
  • Green public procurement

3. Readings


  • Knight, L., Harland, C., Telgen, J., Thai, V., K., Callender, G., McKen, K., (2012)Public Procurement: International Cases and Commentary. Oxon. (izbrana poglavja, skupaj cca 100 str.).
  • Kranjc, V. (2016). Zakon o javnem naročanju s komentarjem. Ljubljana: IUS Software, GV založba. (izbrana poglavja, skupaj cca 100 str.).
  • Matas, S. (ur.) (2018). Zakon o pravnem varstvu v postopkih javnega naročanja (ZPVPJN) : (neuradno prečiščeno besedilo) : s komentarjem. Ljubljana: Uradni list (izbrana poglavja, cca. 20 str.).
  • Milosavljević, M., Milanović, N. & Benković, S. (2016). Politics, Policies and Public Procurement Efficiency: A Quantitative Study of 25 European Countries, Lex Localis – Journal of Local-Self Government, 14(3), pp. 537-558. (21 str.)
  • OECD. (2015). Going Green. Best Practices for Sustainable procurement. (izbrane vsebine, cca 50 str.).
  • Zakon o javnih financah, Ur. l. RS, št. 11/11 – uradno prečiščeno besedilo in novele) (cca. 10 str.).


4. Intended learning outcomes


Knowledge and understanding:

  • student is expected to understand definitions, theory, processes, regulation, relations and procedures of public procurement in legal and economic perspective
  • student is expected to know basics principles of public procurement and legal procedures in the field
  • student is able to solve open questions in the field of public tenders and public procurement
  • student is able to critically evaluate public procurement procedure
  • student knows how to estimate risks in public procurement

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • tutorials
  • e-learning
  • case study
  • problem based learning

6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • written and/or oral exam and/or exam passed with two partial exams »kolokvij« (80%)
  • assignments and active participation in lectures and tutorials (20%)