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OECD Recommendation

Develop a procurement workforce with the capacity to continually deliver value for money efficiently and effectively.

 

  • Ensure that procurement officials meet high professional standards for knowledge, practical implementation and integrity by providing a dedicated and regularly updated set of tools.
  • Provide attractive, competitive and merit-based career options for procurement officials.
  • Promote collaborative approaches with knowledge centres such as universities, think tanks or policy centres to improve skills and competences of the procurement workforce.

Challenges faced by the public procurement workforce include:

  • Transition of public procurement from an ordering function to a more strategic function
  • Complexity of public procurement rules
  • The multidisciplinary nature of the public procurement profession 
  • The fact that public procurement is not yet always seen a profession

Country Cases

High professional standards for knowledge, practical implementation and integrity

 
Attractive, competitive and merit-based career options for procurement officials

 

Collaborative approaches with knowledge centres

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