The project supports the implementation of good practices in the public procurement system of the State of Mexico. The OECD will work closely with a multi-stakeholder group convened by the Ministry of Control of the State of Mexico and that will include participants from business chambers, CSOs, and public purchasing units.
The work by the OECD will consist in carrying out a review and providing support to State of Mexico authorities for the implementation of the recommendations. The project comprises four components as follows:
Component 1 – Public Procurement Review
The review will comprise an analysis and evaluation of the public procurement processes and practices of the Government of the State of Mexico, by comparing them with existing OECD principles, namely the 2015 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Public Procurement and international best practices to determine if there are areas of opportunity for improving the efficiency, integrity, accountability, and the prevention of corruption, by adopting, when applicable, policy recommendations made by the OECD.
Component 2 – Capacity building workshops
Two capacity-building workshops will include both, a theoretical and a practical component. The topics of these workshops will be selected by the OECD in consultation with the Government of the State of Mexico but could include market research, award criteria, supplier engagement, contract management, integrity and transparency, risk mapping, bid-rigging, among others. Country experts and OECD staff will lead these workshops, which will include practical exercises so that participants can apply their learning.
Component 3 – Follow up report on the implementation of the Review recommendations
Once the Review is published, the OECD will hold meetings every three months with the officials in charge of implementing the recommendations to facilitate the process, further dialogue, and advance coordination to overcome obstacles and document achievements. Twelve months after the publication of the Review, the OECD will publish a follow-up report analysing achievements, identifying challenges, and proposing solutions.