Valencia, September 19, 2023.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, in compliance with its advisory functions for the development of public integrity frameworks, has prepared the “Catalogue of risks contrary to public integrity in the field of public procurement”.
This new catalogue stands as an indispensable reference tool in the Valencian public sector, with the aim of minimizing the risks of irregular management, fraud and corruption in the management of public funds. This material is aligned with the provisions of the recent Law 2/2023, on the protection of whistleblowers of corruption, the National Public Procurement Strategy 2023-2026, the European standard UNE-EN 17687 on “Public procurement: integrity and accountability” and Law 1/2022, on Transparency and Good Governance of the Valencian Community.
The catalogue structures the risks in two categories: the first corresponds to the general risks, which appear recurrently in the generality of entities and decision-making processes of the Valencian public sector; and the second corresponds to the specific risks that manifest themselves in each of the phases of public procurement, also including minor contracting and emergency processing.
The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, pointed out that “with the preparation of this catalogue, the Agency reinforces its commitment to promoting integrity in the Valencian public sector. Not only do we seek to avoid the sanctioning regime, but we also focus our efforts on identifying and cataloguing risks in public procurement so that it is of help to the people who work in those agencies and institutions.”
It is a dynamic catalogue, subject to future updates and extensions, depending on the factors and circumstances that may influence its scope and effectiveness.
For more information, you can access the complete catalogue on the Agency’s website at this link:
In addition to this catalogue from the prevention area of the Agency, other catalogues of risks that affect the Valencian instrumental public sector or the catalogue of risks in decision-making processes have been prepared and are also available on the website.