Fighting corruption in the public sector

Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement: a Checklist


Executive summary

At the OECD Symposium and Global Forum on Integrity in Public Procurement in November 2006, participants called for an instrument for policy makers at the international level to reform public procurement systems and reinforce integrity and public trust in how public funds are managed. They also expressed interest in developing practical tools that could be applied, adapted and developed in different legal and administrative contexts.

To respond to these requests, the OECD developed a Checklist for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement. The Checklist is designed to guide policy makers at the central government level in instilling a culture of integrity in the entire procurement cycle, from needs assessment to contract management and payment:

  • The first part of the Checklist provides guidance for policy makers – in the form of ten key recommendations – on developing an adequate policy framework for enhancing integrity in public procurement.
  • The second part provides guidance on how to implement this framework at each stage, from needs assessment to contract management.


See the English and French version of the Checklist



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