11-12 February 2013
Public Procurement represents between 13% and 20% of GDP on average worldwide; thereby having a significant impact on public funds allocation and economic growth. Ensuring an efficient and effective public procurement system is a key reform agenda in many countries. In times of austerity, procurement can help save funds and gain fiscal space for reforms when managed effectively and strategically. It is also increasingly recognised as a potential instrument for achieving social and environmental objectives. Despite its economic significance, public procurement is still often handled as an administrative, compliance-oriented process rather than a strategic function of government.
The launch meeting of the Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement provides a global view of leading procurement practice through knowledge sharing on effective approaches to strengthening public procurement systems and transforming procurement into a strategic function. This launching meeting responds to the 2012 OECD Council request to update the OECD Recommendation on Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement. For more information please view the meeting agenda.
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This meeting also contributed to a roadmap for future collaboration at the global level.
The meeting brings together senior procurement officials and innovators from governments at national and federal level from OECD countries, selected non-member countries and international organisations with long-standing experience in this field.
Green Public Procurement:
Management of Procurement Performance:
Dialogue with the Development Community:
Transforming procurement into a strategic function: What are the challenges faced?
Success factors for optimising the procurement function: Professionalisation, use of e-procurement and consolidation
Use of Professional Procurement Agency & e-Procurement - Kang-il Seo, Korea (pdf)
Procurement as a policy instrument to promote sustainable development
Bridging policy communities in strengthening procurement systems: Dialogue between OECD countries and the development community
Changing the World Bank's Procurement Approach - Christopher Browne, the World Bank (pdf)
Assessing the performance of procurement systems
Updating the OECD Recommendation on Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement
The Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): significance for global work on integrity and best practices in public procurement - Robert Anderson, WTO (pdf)
Special session: OECD Public Procurement Review of Mexico's Health provider (ISSSTE)
Key findings and recommendations - Frederic Genest, OECD (pdf)
Thoughts on the study of the OECD with regard to the systems and processes of public procurement of ISSSTE - Juan Ahuactzin, ISSSTE (pdf)
For further information, or if you would like to take part in the OECD activities on public procurement, please contact:
Head of Procurement Unit, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate