Public Finance Management
With the Budget Management Information System (e-Bütçe) developed by the Ministry of Finance Directorate General of Budget and Fiscal Control all budget approval and allowance procedures, including budget proposal processes, of all public agencies and institutions are able to be managed in electronic format.
The public expenditure and accounting information system (KBS) is used to conduct the allocation, expenditure, accounting and final account transactions in electronic format after budget forming processes in public finance management. The KBS developed by the Directorate General of Public Accounts is being actively used in about 60.000 spending units.
The SGB.net application, which was developed in 2007 and later opened to public agencies that requested to use it, is an integrated system that includes the modules needed by public agencies for strategic planning and audit.
In line with the actions of “E2.3.1-Development of Applications for Common Administrative Services” and “E2.3.2–Development of Applications for Similar Services Provided by Local Governments” in the 2016-2019 National e-Government Strategy and Action Plan, applications that can be used jointly by central and local governments will be determined, needs will be identified, applications will be developed and generalized throughout the public sector. The existing applications will be gradually replaced with new applications that are developed using a central cloud infrastructure.
Work towards eliminating the duplications and incompatibilities that have developed over time amongst the public finance administration and control systems and updating the systems according to new technologies has been started by the Ministry of Finance. In line with the “Integration of Information Systems Associated with Public Finance Administration” included in the 2016-2019 National e-Government Strategy and Action Plan, the public finance administration and associated information systems will be updated, integrated with each other and new systems that become necessary will be developed.
The Electronic Public Procurement Platform (EKAP)
The Electronic Public Procurement Platform (EKAP), which enables public agencies and institutions to hold their tenders for public procurement in electronic format, is operated by the Public Procurement Agency. The EKAP was commissioned on 01.09.2010 and the application communiqué was published in the Official Gazette No. 27788, dated 17.12.2010 to go into force. The EPPP was developed so that in the process of tenders held by thousands of public agencies throughout Turkey, rather than handling the queries concerning developments in legislation, the objection period, prohibitions and similar questions over the Public Procurement Agency website, the tender transactions could be made more comprehensive and functional. Two different types of users, titled Administration and Bidder, are provided with services. Administration represents the agencies that are presenting a tender over the EPPP and the bidder represents the companies that wish to participate in the tenders. The EPPP has provided a more transparent environment in tenders, made the purchase principles of agencies more objective and achieved efficiency and productivity in the use of public resources. The additional EPPP application has also been presented for use on mobile devices with iOS, Android and Windows Phone operating systems.
A total savings of over 3 billion Turkish Lira was achieved in 2011 and 2012 in public procurement costs with increasing competition and reduced contract prices. According to the public procurement statistical report the total of public procurements completed over the EPPP system in the first six months of 2015 is 79,433,805.000 TL. For 63,368 tenders that were held on EPPP, 92,460 contracts were signed. As of 30.06.2015 there were 8,138 records on the active ban list to which new records are added every day.