Procurement Review of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá

The Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, CCB) is a private non-profit entity – the largest of its kind in Colombia –in the country’s capital region and most important economic area (29% of Colombian GDP).

Recognising the strategic role of procurement in delivering its mission, the CCB invited the OECD to assess its procurement framework in line with the OECD Recommendation on Public Procurement and international best practices in the following areas: e-procurement, efficiency, integrity and risk management, capacity of procurement employees, implementation of policy objectives and access to procurement opportunities. 

Procurement Review of Bogota Chamber of Commerce

This report presents findings and over 60 recommendations derived from this analysis, and reflect on the role chambers of commerce can play as enablers of better practices and promoters of growth and productivity.

In addition, the OECD assessed in this report the contribution of the CCB to the public governance sphere.

Fast Facts


Country: Colombia

©Adrien Coquet/The noun project Timeframe: November 2016 – March 2018
©Shashank Singh/ The Noun project


  • Chamber of Commerce of Bogota
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Areas of focus:


  • 22-24 March 2017: Fact-finding mission
  • 5 March 2018: Workshop on Public Procurement:
    • Enhancing access to CCB procurement activities
    • Efficiency tools
    • Award and qualification criteria
    • Strategic procurement
  • 6 March 2018: Launch of the report

The way forward

Based on the report the CCB developed an action plan to implement most of the recommendations provided by the OECD. At the launch of the project on the 5th of March 2018, some actions were already implemented, some are ongoing and other are planned to start in the second semester of 2018.