How can citizens’ health and well-being be improved when public resources are limited? What practices allow hospitals and health clinics to get state of art medical equipment and medicine at the right price?
The OECD Procurement Review of the Mexican State’s Employees’ Social Security and Social Services Institute (ISSSTE) looks at the public entity responsible for providing medical and social services to Mexican civil servants. It provides a comprehensive assessment of its procurement function and how to improve it in order to enhance the overall efficiency and transparency of the organisation and the quality of the services it provides.
The review builds on the OECD Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement, good practices of other health organisations as well as comparative data on public procurement in OECD countries.
|Foreword and Acknowledgements|
|Acronyms and abbreviations|
|Overview of the Mexican health system system: The role of the State's Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute|
|Strengthening the structure and co-ordination of ISSSTE's procurement function|
|Ensuring high quality regulations for ISSSTE's procurement processes|
|Fostering effective risk-based internal control in ISSSTE's procurement activities|
|Managing for results: Implementing an organisational procurement strategy and evidence-based performance management in ISSSTE|
|Achieving better procurement results through sound sourcing methods|
|Addressing deficiencies in ISSSTE's procurement processes|
|Enhancing procurement capability in ISSSTE|
|E-procurement: Implementing a strong IT environment to support ISSSTE's procurement activities|
|Towards open government: Promoting transparency in public procurement in ISSSTE|
|Ensuring integrity throughout ISSSTE's procurement cycle|
Good governance in health procurement is necessary to deliver quality health care services to citizens.
The State’s Employees’ Social Security and Social Services Institute in Mexico (Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, ISSSTE) requested the OECD to assess the efficiency and integrity of its procurement systems and identify opportunities for improvement.
The OECD Public Procurement Review of ISSSTE (Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado) was launched in Mexico City on 14 November 2013.
The OECD continues to support ISSSTE through a new project run in 2014, which focuses on:
On 14 November 2013 Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD launched the OECD Public Procurement Review of ISSSTE in Mexico City.
More than 500 participants attended the launch including Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, General Director of ISSSTE, Luis Godina, General Secretary of ISSSTE, Alejandra Palacios, President of the Mexico Federal Economic Competition Commission, Ambassador of Mexico to the OECD Dionisio Pérez-Jácome Friscione, trade union leaders, senior officials from ministries and the Senate, university professors as well as representatives from the media and civil society.
This review is part of the series of OECD public procurement peer reviews that help countries assess their procurement systems against the 2008 OECD Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement. The Principles, agreed by all OECD member countries, were developed to help policy makers reform the whole procurement cycle, from needs assessment to contract management and payment.