Mexico Requests the OECD to Review Procurement Procedures of the Energy Sector

 

 

The OECD is joining forces with Mexico’s biggest energy suppliers, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) to reinforce the transparency, accountability, efficiency, and competitiveness of their procurement procedures.

 

On 3 March 2011, the Director of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate of the OECD, Mr. Rolf Alter, signed in Mexico City interinstitutional agreements with Mr. Alfredo Elías Ayub, Director General of CFE, and Mr. Juan José Suárez Coppel, Director General of PEMEX, in the presence of the Energy Minister (SENER), Mr. José Antonio Meade, to conduct a comprehensive review of the procurement procedures of CFE and PEMEX.

 

The reviews will be based on the experience of the OECD in enhancing integrity in public procurement procedures. The OECD instruments, such as the Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement, embody good practices in public procurement across OECD countries.  These instruments are valuable tools to assist governments in developing effective policies to prevent integrity breaches in public procurement.

 

At the event, the OECD Secretary General, Mr. Ángel Gurría, reminded of the increasing costs resulting from fraud, waste and corruption in public procurement for governments and in turn, the general public.

 

The OECD Secretary General highly praised the initiative by CFE and PEMEX in working with the OECD and highlighted that this constitutes an important step to further enhance the competitiveness of the Mexican economy. speech in Spanish

 

 

 

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