Public Procurement in Nuevo León, Mexico

Promoting Efficiency through Centralisation and Professionalisation

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This review examines the ongoing public procurement reforms in Nuevo León, Mexico: both the progress achieved so far and the many challenges that remain. It discusses the benefits of further centralisation of public procurement activities for goods and services, greater aggregation, and a shift in administrative culture from excessive formality toward strategic public procurement and value for money. The review provides concrete proposals addressing every aspect of the procurement lifecycle, from planning and market consultations to contract management.

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Enhancing professionalisation and capacity of the public procurement workforce in Nuevo León

This chapter focuses on Nuevo León’s public procurement workforce – that is, the public officials that conduct procurement processes day-to-day. The chapter analyses two areas: First, the chapter evaluates the overarching strategy to increase the capacity of public procurement workers in Nuevo León. Second, the chapter provides insights into how a system of merit-based career progression could help official’s better handle evolving challenges. Furthermore, this chapter assesses how general rules for Nuevo León’s public service sector have been adapted to a public procurement context, as well as to what extent public procurement is considered a profession in Nuevo León. Finally, the chapter identifies mechanisms Nuevo León could introduce to ensure continuous professionalization of public procurement.

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