Ensure an adequate degree of transparency of the public procurement system in all stages of the procurement.
- Promote fair and equitable treatment for potential suppliers by providing an adequate and timely degree of transparency in each phase of the public procurement cycle.
- Allow free access, through and online portal, for all stakeholders, including potential domestic and foreign suppliers, civil society and the general public, to public procurement information.
- Ensure visibility of the flow of public funds, from the beginning of the budgeting process throughout the public procurement cycle.
Risks to public procurement related to transparency include:
- Cases of mismanagement, fraud and corruption related to the lack of transparency and disclosure of information around public procurement processes
- Distorted competition in case interested suppliers do not have access to the same type of information
- A decrease of public confidence and trust in governments in case goods and services are poor quality, inappropriate or costly or if information on public procurement processes is lacking
Adequate and timely degree of transparency
- Disclosure of information through the central procurement system Compranet in Mexcio
- Transparency and Traceability in Public Procurement in Italy
Free access for all stakeholders to public procurement information
- Argentina Compra – Public procurement website of the Argentinian National Public Administration
- Electronic workflow: Processing and tracking information on public procurement in Germany
- Federal Procurement Data Systems in the United States
- Korea's public procurement data system
- Tappan Zee Bridge video camera monitoring in the United States
- Towards e-procurement in the Russian Federation
Visibility of the flow of public funds
- Improving Transparency within Government Procurement Procedures in Iraq: OECD Benchmark Report
- Fostering accountability through transparency and civil society scrutiny (extract of Public Procurement Review – IMSS, Mexico)
- Towards open government: Promoting transparency in public procurement in ISSSTE (extract of Public Procurement Review - ISSSTE, Mexico)
- Enhancing the integrity and transparency of the procurement process in the NAICM project (extract of Public Procurement Review – Mexico Airport)
- Actions to promote transparency and efficiency in ISSSTE's procurement system (extract of Public Procurement Review – IMSS2, Mexico)
- Harnessing public procurement data in Colombia (extract of Public Procurement Review - Colombia)
OECD work on transparency
- Compendium of Good Practices for Integrity in Public Procurement
- Open Government Data Project
- Preventing Corruption in Public Procurement