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OECD Recommendation

Develop processes to drive efficiency throughout the public procurement cycle in satisfying the needs of the government and its citizens.

 

  • Streamline the public procurement system and its institutional frameworks.
  • Implement sound technical processes to satisfy customer needs efficiently.
  • Develop and use tools to improve procurement procedures, reduce duplication and achieve greater value for money (including centralised purchasing, framework agreements, e-catalogues, dynamic purchasing, e-auctions, joint procurements and contracts with options). 

 

Risks to public procurement related to efficiency include:

  • Functional overlap, inefficient silos, duplications, red tape and waste;
  • Procured goods and services which do not meet the needs and expectations of customers;
  • Lack of good contract and award management; and
  • Lack of coordination and communication between central and decentralized levels. 

Country Cases

Streamlined public procurement system and institutional frameworks 

 
Sound technical processes to satisfy customer needs efficiently

 
Tools to improve procurement procedures, reduce duplication and achieve greater value for money

Centralised purchasing 

 

e-catalogues 

 

Dynamic purchasing system 

 

Framework agreements 

 

Model and collaborative contracts 

Reviews

OECD work on efficiency