Directorate for Public Governance


Public Procurement in Chile

Policy Options for Efficient and Inclusive Framework Agreements

Public procurement is a critical element of sound governance and countries implement diverse tools and strategies to increase its efficiency and cost effectiveness. Framework agreements, in particular, aggregating public demand and streamlining procurement processes are increasingly used by central purchasing bodies in OECD countries. This report examines the use of framework agreements and their developments in Chile, benchmarked against the practices in other OECD countries. Implementation of framework agreements in Chile have provided business opportunities to a growing number of suppliers and a wide variety of goods and services to public entities. Yet, the steady increase of the number of suppliers and contract management activities now question the sustainability and the effeciency of the system. This report analyses different policy options that ChileCompra could consider and suggests ways to streamline processes, improve the effectiveness of the system and increase efficiencies while promoting inclusiveness.

Published on May 11, 2017Also available in: Spanish

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Foreword and acknowledgements
Executive summary
Snapshot of the use of framework agreements in Chile
Strategies for implementing collaborative procurement instruments in Chile
Enhancing competition to maximise the benefits of framework agreements
Strategic practices for the effective use of framework agreements in Chile
Effective management for a better performance of framework agreements in Chile
An action plan to develop the way forward
Annexes7 chapters available
Australia: Raising supplier awareness of tendering processes
Finland: Template of feasibility studies for the implementation of framework agreements
France: Volume consolidation and number of awarded suppliers
Italy: Call for tender structure
New Zealand: Procurement capability index
United Kingdom: Stakeholder involvement in tender design
United States: Guidance on framework agreements
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