Directorate for Public Governance


The Korean Public Procurement Service

Innovating for Effectiveness

This report on the Public Procurement Service of Korea examines the effectiveness of its system, identifying good practices that can inspire reform efforts in other countries. In particular, the report highlights the efficiency gains achieved by implementation of a comprehensive e-procurement system and the savings generated by an integrated support for government-wide contracts. It also looks at how Korea is adopting a strategic and multi-dimensional approach to using public procurement in the support of small businesses and other social objectives. In identifying possible improvements to Korea’s system, recommendations include a more centralised look at workforce training and development issues and additional features for Korea’s e-procurement system, as well as a review of existing certification and preference programs.  

Published on January 15, 2016

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Foreword and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Central purchasing in Korea: The Public Procurement Service
Driving efficiency through e-procurement: KONEPS
Supporting competition and savings through framework agreements: Multiple Award Schedule contracts
Social integration: PPS implementation of secondary policy objectives
MAS contracted goods and services
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