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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The legal and institutional framework of the public procurement function in Nuevo León

This chapter describes the governance structure of the procurement function of the State Government of Nuevo León, which is currently undergoing a process of centralisation. The chapter analyses the potential benefits and risks of a centralised purchasing arrangement, as well as the role of a procurement strategy and business model in advancing value-for-money. In addition, this chapter discusses the regulatory framework applicable not only to the acquisition of goods and services, but also to the development of public works. Finally, the chapter describes the process of procurement planning followed by central ministries of the state government, and the extent to which public procurement processes are linked to budgeting and public financial management.

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