About the institutional responsibilities of the Anti-corruption and Transparency Service, the monitoring of contractual and expenditure procedures assumes special importance. In fact, it is possible to obtain early indications and cross references indicating the behaviour of administrative bodies, through monitoring carried out in collaboration with other authorities charged with such responsibilities. In particular, we can identify the way money is spent and apportioned by sector, the frequency with which contracts for supplies and services are awarded to the same people and the methods used in procurement procedures.
This gives the possibility of the Anti-corruption and Transparency Service proceeding with and carrying out analyses through further initiatives that both evaluate the adequacy of the legal framework and of the practices followed by public administrations. These create the chance of initiating investigations based on specific themes, and that also make it possible to suggest regulations or modes of behaviour to be followed in specific situations.
In this sense it is as well to point out that, although the Anti-corruption and Transparency Service shares an area of common interest with other organisations and bodies, the institutional responsibilities of each of them are different and complimentary. This makes the need to build a systematically thought-out and unitary frame of reference more evident, and is one of the Anti-corruption and Transparency Service's main tasks.
This sector has attracted particular interest, also in the light of any possible expenditure review looking at potential savings and the optimisation of services or activities, or the promotion of best practices in common sectors of the administration.
The Anti-corruption and Transparency Service has turned to "business intelligence" tools for his information systems. These bring together models, methods and instruments aimed at the systematic collection of that wealth of information of interest to the office, as well as dealing with its aggregation, analysis and final presentation in simplified format.