The contract for the Gov-ERP project was signed – It is the first to be included in the Recovery Fund
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The contract for the Gov-ERP project, the first project to be included in the Recovery Fund for digital transformation, was signed today. The contract was signed -with digital and not contractual signatures- between the contracting authority “MAE Information Society”, a supervised body of the Ministry of Digital Government, and the contractors of the project – which is being implemented – in the presence of the Minister of Digital Government Kyriakis and Deputy Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis.
As Mr. Pierrakakis stated “today is a milestone day for the digital transformation of the state because an IT project which is extremely symbolic and capital, Gov-ERP, a totem project in the history of the Greek IT market – we discuss this here and This project is extremely important because it allows us to measure the budget for each euro of the Greek taxpayer what is the result produced. What we can not measure we can not reform and in this sense project is extremely important for the next day of both the state and the economy “.
For his part, Mr. Skylakakis stressed that “it is a project that is now finally starting with the help of the resources of the Recovery Fund, it will be absorbed very quickly, it includes the entire financial management system of the state, while it also includes something else: the possibility to have a mandatory electronic invoice for all public suppliers, which will allow us to know what he buys in every detail in every invoice that comes to the state “.
Finally, the CEO of the Information Society MAE Stavros Asthenidis underlined that “we are happy that after so much effort we get to the point of signing the contract with which the implementation of this project will begin. The times are very satisfactory so far and I want to “I hope that its implementation will be commensurate, we will not deviate from the implementation schedule. It is the first major IT project currently being contracted for the Recovery Fund.” As Mr. Asthenidis added, “the envelopes are symbolic, they will not be signed in pen, we will sign digitally”.
What is the Gov-ERP project?
Note that Gov-ERP is an emblematic project for public administration. Specifically, it will be the new digital tool for the overall upgrade of the financial and financial management system of the Greek State in order to increase its efficiency. For this reason, it was the first digital project that joined the Fund for Recovery and Resilience and becomes one of the first projects of the “Greece 2.0” Plan that are being implemented.
The project will enable:
-Recording of all public money flows, at all stages of the expenditure,
– Acceleration of payments of the Central Administration,
– Correct and immediate assessment of the country’s creditworthiness,
– Improving budget preparation, implementation and monitoring procedures,
– Convergence of the Chart of Accounts with the Chart of Accounts of the Greek Accounting Standards and compatibility with other international financial classifications (ESA 2010, GFSM 2014).
GoV-ERP will include:
1. The operation of the new, upgraded Integrated Financial Management Information System (OPSYDD).
2. The satisfaction of the needs of the new Accounting Framework for the General Government (LPG), as it is formed after the publication of pd.54 / 2018. The new system will support the application of accrual basis accounting, according to the new accounting framework, which is based on internationally recognized Accounting Standards for the Public Sector (such as IPSAS).
3. The ability to monitor all financial stages of contract execution and procurement. Also, the import, storage and monitoring of all financial documents to be provided by traders (suppliers, providers, contractors, etc.) will be supported and all involved subsystems of financial accounting, such as warehouses, will be updated almost in real time. asset registers, financial assets registers, financial liabilities registers, guarantee registers, financial risk registers, etc. The procurement process will be supported by a coding / categorization system of goods and services.
4. The direct communication, through the “Interoperability Center” of GGPSDD, with all the horizontal systems of the State, such as TAXIS, e-PDE, ESISIS, KIMDIS etc.
5. The preparation and execution of a performance budget and the introduction of the environmental dimension of the budget (green budgeting).
6. The monitoring of the liquidity of the Central Administration and the other Bodies of the General Government.
The project, with a total budget of 51,522,000 euros, will be developed by the General Secretariat for Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance and the General Secretariat for Information Systems of Public Administration (GGPSDD) of the Ministry of Digital Government, with the implementation of the Information Society. Also present at the signing were the Secretary General of Information Systems of Public Administration, Demosthenes Anagnostopoulos, and the Secretary General of Fiscal Policy Athanasios Petralias.