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

Advancing efficiency throughout the whole procurement cycle

Taking into account the significant volume that public procurement represents for the State of Mexico, this chapter identifies the opportunities to advance efficiency throughout the procurement cycle, not only from the point of view of the legal framework, but also looking at the practices of public entities. Several obstacles to competition and supplier participation in procurement limit the efficiency of the system. Focusing on quality in the contract award stage would also increase value for money. Not least, this chapter looks at how the State of Mexico could make better use of the opportunities provided by strategic public procurement to support its policy goals. It concludes with recommendations to enhance the efficiency of the public procurement system.

English Also available in: Spanish

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