Improving ISSSTE's Public Procurement for Better Results

OECD countries are increasingly attempting to achieve savings through their public procurement systems, in particular in healthcare. In 2012, the State’s Employees’ Social Security and Social Services Institute in Mexico (ISSSTE) asked the OECD to review the effectiveness and integrity of its procurement system and to address bid-rigging. Many of the OECD’s recommendations led to enduring reforms at ISSSTE. In 2015 the OECD conducted a new review focusing on planning and coordination of procurement activities, market research and improvement of medical services. This report presents the findings of the review and notes the ISSSTE’s recent achievements. It also makes recommendations to support the alignment of the ISSSTE’s procurement practices with the 2015 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Public Procurement and includes action plans for priority activities.

Published on January 22, 2016Also available in: Spanish

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Foreword and acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Healthcare procurement at the ISSSTE
Strategic co-ordination of the ISSSTE's procurement
Achieving value for money: Market intelligence in the ISSSTE
Improving comprehensive medical services procurement in the ISSSTE
The way to competition: Measuring direct awards
Actions to promote transparency and efficiency in ISSSTE's procurement system
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