In the framework of the Deauville Partnership (DP) Action Plan on open governance, the G8 and DP partner countries called for the establishment of a public procurement network to assist reforms in partner countries in compliance with the OECD Principles on Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement and OECD Recommendation on Public Procurement. The network was launched on 19 September 2012 in Caserta, Italy.
The network's objectives are to share good public procurement practices and identify needs for support in this area, based on the assessment of country procurement systems. The activities of the Network will contribute to the implementation of international legal standards on public procurement. The main reference framework is the OECD Principles on Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement and the OECD recommandation on public procurement and other sources of international good practice, such as the OECD/World Bank DAC Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS), the UNCITRAL Model Law and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
Co-chaired by Egypt and Italy, the Network is composed of senior public procurement officials and practitioners from MENA and OECD countries as well as experienced representatives from international organisations.
For more information, please contact Kenza Khachani (kenza.khachani[@]oecd.org)