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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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Enhancing procurement capabilities of the Peruvian workforce

This chapter describes the public procurement workforce in Peru and assesses the capability of that workforce to perform its procurement duties. Against the 2015 OECD Recommendation on Public Procurement, it analyses how Peru has engaged in strategic workforce planning, or is developing procurement capacity strategies, and diagnoses knowledge gaps. The chapter also discusses whether attractive, competitive and meritbased career options are being proposed to public procurement officials. Finally, it highlights how enhancing public procurement training availability and quality through specific training curriculums, certified universities and trainers as well as accessible training opportunities and information desks can contribute to higher levels of aptitudes. The experience of various OECD countries is presented to illustrate what improvements Peru can achieve with a strategic human resource management.

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