Open Data Albania examined all tendering procedures concerning 2020 and 2021 public funds, their volume, and the identification of the Estimated Fund contracted without an open competition. What we found out was that 2020 and the semester prior to the 2021s Election Campaign present an increase of 150% in the contracted monetary value compared to non-election years. This fact testifies an over-concentration of contracted funds on the eve of Election. This rate remains high, even if the special funds of the Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Program are not counted. On Election eve (last semester, 2020), the share of the Estimated Fund contracted through Restricted Procedures or Negotiation without notice (tenders without open competition) took over 28% of the Total Fund, whereas the following year marked a less then 13.1% share.
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