Dragana Marić

Assistant Director of the Office for Public Procurement

Dragana Marić was born in Kragujevac in 1974. Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Kragujevac. She gained her first work experience in the profession as a trainee judge. Since 2006, she has been employed in the Directorate for Public Procurement (the previous name of the Office for Public Procurement), first as an executor at workplaces for the performance of normative and professional work in the field of public procurement, and then as a group leader and head of the Department for Regulation and Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures. From March 2021, she was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of the Office for Public Procurement - Head of the Sector for Regulation and Supervision of the Implementation of Regulations on Public Procurement. In the course of her previous work experience, she was a member of a number of working groups for drafting regulations in the field of public procurement, as well as working groups for drafting strategic documents in the field of public procurement and related areas. She participated in a large number of international and regional conferences dedicated to public procurement. Engaged as a lecturer at a large number of trainings and workshops on the topic of public procurement.

All Sessions by Dragana Marić

09:30 - 10:45
Grand Hall

Value for (Public) Money: Green and Socially - Responsible Procurement

Budget spending via public procurement has enormous potential for positive impact on environment protection, climate change and social inclusion, as well as a potential to encourage companies to introduce sustainable and socially responsible policies and practice. Panel will focus on trends and practices in introducing green and social elements as criteria to award contracts, showcasing good examples, examining the challenges and learning from the EU Member States- with the goal of making public money greener and more socially responsible.

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