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Public Procurement Review of the Mexican Institute of Social Security

Enhancing Efficiency and Integrity for Better Health Care

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Building on the 2008 OECD Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement and good practices of similar organisations in other OECD countries, this review provides a comprehensive assessment of IMSS procurement strategies, systems and processes and proposes a roadmap for the reform of its procurement function.

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Executive summary

As in many countries, Mexico’s main providers in the health care sector are under intense demographic and financial pressure to deliver more and improved services with limited resources. Procurement is crucial to the effectiveness and viability of this sector as it accounts for considerable administrative and financial resources and is an essential element for service delivery. However, due to its complexity, the size of the financial flows it generates, and the close interaction between the public and private sectors, public procurement is also the government activity most vulnerable to waste, fraud and corruption. As such, good governance is necessary for enhancing credibility and public trust in the capacity of the health care sector to deliver timely and effective services to the public.

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