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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Strategically supporting complementary objectives in Nuevo León

This chapter analyses how Nuevo León strategically pursues complementary policy objectives through public procurement. Complementary policy objectives of public procurement include objectives that reach beyond the traditional goals of public procurement (e.g., advantageous outcomes in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and transparency). They include issues like support for small and medium enterprises, social and green objectives, and support for innovative solutions. This chapter analyses the existing legal and institutional framework in Nuevo León, and the room it provides for secondary policy objectives. In addition, the chapter provides insights into how Nuevo León can link public procurement to its wider strategic development goals. Finally, the chapter explores the benefits of sustainable public procurement, such as better value for money and the achievement of complementary policy goals.

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