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Public Procurement in Peru

Reinforcing Capacity and Co-ordination

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Public procurement is becoming a strategic tool in Peru for achieving key policy objectives. The legislative reforms enacted in 2016 indicate a strong commitment from the government to modernise the public procurement system. In fact, the system is currently going through a transitional period, moving from excessive formalities and complex tendering processes to prioritizing results and value for money. This report examines ongoing public procurement reforms in Peru, focusing on issues such as procurement processes, participation in tenders, and the culture of integrity in the public procurement process. It provides guidance to help Peru implement reforms that enhance the efficiency, transparency and accountability of the system.

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Building on recent digitisation efforts for more effective communication in Peru

This chapter assesses to what extent Peru's e-procurement system meets the principles set in the 2015 OECD Recommendation on Public Procurement. The system SEACE is analysed in terms of its contribution to increasing transparency, efficiency and accountability. The chapter also analyses the mechanisms of other IT systems for public finance and budget management in Peru and their integration with SEACE so as to identify room for improvement. The experience of other OECD countries is presented to illustrate potential measures Peru could consider in order to enhance public procurement through electronic mechanisms.

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