This review analyses the public procurement system, processes and tools applied in
the State of Mexico, the biggest federal entity in the country in terms of population.
It assesses the extent of centralisation of the procurement function, its implications
and areas of opportunity to reap the benefits of such strategy. By analysing the degree
of competition in public tenders, the review provides alternatives to increase competitive
pressures to maximise efficiency and value-for-money. Likewise, it evaluates the e-procurement
platform COMPRAMEX and its potential to incorporate new transactional functions. Finally,
the review assesses measures implemented to advance integrity in public procurement
and the professionalisation of the procurement workforce. It provides concrete proposals
addressing every aspect of the procurement lifecycle, from planning and market consultations
to contract management.
Forthcoming, will be released on June 22, 2021Also available in: Spanish