Public Procurement Review of Mexico's PEMEX

Adapting to Change in the Oil Industry

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This report on Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX is part of a series of OECD reviews of Mexico’s procurement institutions. PEMEX’s procurement system was overhauled after Mexico’s 2013 Energy Reform opened up the sector to private participation, requiring PEMEX to compete in an open market. Using the 2015 Recommendation of the OECD Council on Public Procurement as a benchmark, the review assesses the effectiveness and integrity of PEMEX’s entire procurement system while identifying a series of actions for improvement. A state-of-the art procurement system can not only help PEMEX achieve value for money on a sustainable basis, but also support other social and environmental policy objectives in Mexico.

English Also available in: Spanish


Petróleos Mexicanos' review and remedy system on procurement decisions

This chapter provides an overview of the review and remedy system that applies to Petróleos Mexicanos’ (PEMEX’s) procurement procedures, which has evolved over time. It focuses on the current system, following amendments in 2014 to the PEMEX Law, which create a special procurement regime for the company. While it recognises that it is still early days to make an assessment on the effectiveness of the challenge mechanisms anticipated under the special procurement regime of PEMEX, this chapter provides an overview of the trends found in challenges to award decisions. Furthermore, this chapter suggests alternatives and proposes specific actions to improve the effectiveness, timeliness and accessibility of challenge mechanisms available to PEMEX bidders.

English Also available in: Spanish

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