Fighting corruption in the public sector

Procurement - Principles

 

BACKGROUND

An efficient and effective public procurement system is the backbone of a well-functioning government and ensures delivering quality services to the public. The OECD supports governments in reforming their public procurement systems to ensure cost savings and better service delivery.

The OECD takes a holistic view of the public procurement cycle: from needs assessment, bid evaluation and contract award, as well as contract management and payment.



PRINCIPLES FOR ENHANCING INTEGRITY IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT


The Principles ensure the strategic and holistic use of public procurement. They provide a 21st-century reference for modernising procurement systems and can be applied across all levels of government and state owned enterprises. They address the entire procurement cycle while integrating public procurement with other elements of strategic governance such as budgeting, financial management and additional forms of services delivery.

 


The Principles:

 

  • support the proper allocation of public resoruces by using public procurement as a strategic tool;

  • yield returns through greater efficiency in public spending: a 1% saving represents 43 billion EUR per year in OECD countries;

  • mitigate risks such as those of inefficiency and corruption often prevalent in major infrastructure and other complex procurement projects.

 

 


PROCUREMENT TOOLBOX

The Procurement Toolbox supports governments to implement the OECD Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement (2008).  The toolbox is intended to support policy makers and procurement practitioners at both national and sub-national levels of government.

 
 
 

RECOMMENDATION

‌‌‌Draft Recommendation Procurement 80x80   Guidelines ensuring the strategic and holistic use of public procurement.  

PROGRESS SINCE 2008

Principles 2008 Procurement icon 80x80   Implementing the OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement: Progress since 2008  

GOOD PRACTICE FROM A TO Z

A to Z procurement image  

Integrity in Public Procurement: Good Practice from A to Z

 

A CHECKLIST

‌‌Trust: Money in politics‌‌  

Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement: A Checklist

 


     

 

 

 

 

 

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