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Public Procurement in the State of Mexico

Enhancing Efficiency and Competition

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This review analyses the public procurement system, processes and tools applied in the State of Mexico, the biggest federal entity in the country in terms of population. It assesses the extent of centralisation of the procurement function, its implications and areas of opportunity to reap the benefits of such strategy. By analysing the degree of competition in public tenders, the review provides alternatives to increase competitive pressures to maximise efficiency and value-for-money. Likewise, it evaluates the e-procurement platform COMPRAMEX and its potential to incorporate new transactional functions. Finally, the review assesses measures implemented to advance integrity in public procurement and the professionalisation of the procurement workforce. It provides concrete proposals addressing every aspect of the procurement lifecycle, from planning and market consultations to contract management.

English Also available in: Spanish

Preface

Public procurement represents, on average, 30% of total general government expenditures and close to 12% of gross domestic product in OECD countries. Yet, the importance of public procurement goes beyond its economic dimension, as it is increasingly recognised by governments as a tool for achieving broader policy objectives and well-being outcomes. Many diverse policy areas benefit from public procurement in concrete terms. For example, 96% of OECD countries have a strategy or policy to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and 81% have a strategy or policy to support innovation through public procurement. In addition, the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated how crucial procurement systems are to ensure the delivery of essential goods and how they can contribute to greater resilience and the capacity of states to maintain and improve public service delivery.

English Also available in: Spanish

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