The High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM) is an innovative tool developed by the OECD, the Basel Institute and Transparency International to fight bribery solicitation and other undue behaviour in public procurement at early stages. The HLRM and its implementation was presented at a side event organised back-to-back with the OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Global Forum during OECD Integrity Week.
Discussions covered experiences with implementing the HLRM in Colombia (including its forecast use for infrastructure projects connected to the construction of the Bogota metro system and for the implementation of the peace agreement reached between the government and the FARCs) and Argentina (where it is applied to tenders for the construction of roads under public-private partnership); its complementarity with public integrity and competition policy efforts; and the perspective of business and civil society.
About the High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM)
The HLRM provides jurisdictions with a reporting channel coupled with an alternative dispute resolution mechanism. Complaints submitted are rapidly addressed by the HLRM through technical assessments, triggering dialogue, mediation and/or recommendations before issues develop into lengthy disputes.
The HLRM is not an enforcement tool; it rather functions as an initial fast-track and informal alternative to traditional judicial and administrative procedures, whilst still allowing resort to these procedures. High level government support for the HLRM provides a clear signal and promotes the credibility of government commitment to promote public integrity in major public projects and beyond.
Any enquiries should be addressed to Adele Rae Adele.RAE@oecd.org
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