Are potential defence purchases made public?
Tunisia score: 0/100
There is no forward planning for potential purchases, or it is less than a year in advance. There is no strategic defence review or white paper.
Forward planning for potential purchases extends less than 5 years in advance. There is no strategic defence review or white paper.
Forward planning for potential purchases extends 5-9 years in advance, and it is rarely comprehensive.
Forward planning for potential purchases extends 10-15 years in advance, but it is rarely comprehensive.
The Government publishes comprehensive forward planning for potential purchases which extends 10-15 years in advance, e.g. through a strategic defence review, white paper or similar.
According to our sources, there is a some publication of small military purchases. These purchases are usually logistics, food, uniform, benzin, and similar items(1,2).
The availability of defensive procurement is mainly due to the application of the provisions of Ordinance No. 36 of 1988, on the control of some of the expenses of the Ministries of National Defence and Interior, and revised by Government Order No. 842 of 2017, dated 26 July 2017, which defines the general principles of procurement in the field of defence(3).
(1) )Interview T4, Tunis Armed Forces, Tunis, 21-24 July 2019
(2) Interview T5, Accountant, MoD, Tunis, 25-26 July 2019
(3) Government comment.
60b. Notice of planned purchases
Tunisia score: 25/100
There is no information made publicly available on forward purchase plans.
There may be some information on forward purchase plans, but it is only for a year or less, or it is lacking in so much detail so as to be incomplete.
There may be some information on forward purchase plans for the next two years, but it is not extensive.
The government publishes the plans for defence purchases in detail for 2 years in advance. The information published is extensive.
The government publishes the plans for defence purchases in detail for at least the next 4 years. The adequate and timely information (e.g. elements of the defence equipment plan, itemized budget proposals) is sufficient to enable prospective suppliers to prepare and seek further information, and enough for oversight agencies and civil society to debate the necessity of the proposed purchases (e.g. the average procurement duration, justification of exceptions, and specific overview records by type of bidding procedure).
According to our sources, there are rare times when forward planning purchases are made public. They usually advertise for procurement a few months before the actual purchases(1,2). Some information about forwarding planning is available. However, this information lacks detail (3).
(1)Interview T4, Tunis Armed Forces, Tunis, 21-24 July 2019
(2)Interview T5, Accountant, MoD, Tunis, 25-26 July 2019
(3) Media Review. www.observatoire-securite.tn. 2016-2018
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|Country||60a. Policies||60b. Notice of planned purchases|
|Algeria||0 / 100||0 / 100|
|Angola||25 / 100||25 / 100|
|Burkina Faso||25 / 100||25 / 100|
|Cameroon||0 / 100||0 / 100|
|Cote d'Ivoire||50 / 100||25 / 100|
|Egypt||0 / 100||0 / 100|
|Ghana||25 / 100||0 / 100|
|Jordan||25 / 100||0 / 100|
|Kuwait||0 / 100||0 / 100|
|Lebanon||50 / 100||25 / 100|
|Mali||50 / 100||0 / 100|
|Morocco||25 / 100||0 / 100|
|Niger||0 / 100||0 / 100|
|Nigeria||0 / 100||0 / 100|
|Oman||0 / 100||0 / 100|
|Palestine||0 / 100||0 / 100|
|Qatar||25 / 100||0 / 100|
|Saudi Arabia||25 / 100||0 / 100|
|Tunisia||0 / 100||25 / 100|
|United Arab Emirates||50 / 100||0 / 100|