Second Public Procurement Review of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS)

Reshaping Strategies for Better Healthcare

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This review highlights achievements of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, IMSS) in a number of areas – human resources, technological capacities and relations with suppliers – which were previously identified by the OECD as pivotal for the successful reform of IMSS procurement operations. This report highlights the progress made and offers recommendations to support IMSS in achieving procurement excellence and fulfilling its mandate to provide the best possible, most cost-effective healthcare services to citizens.

English Also available in: Spanish

Fostering stakeholder engagement in the procurement of health services at IMSS

Openness should be a critical feature of public procurement for reducing waste, preventing corruption and restoring trust. It should not only be required in laws and regulations, but should also be part of the culture of integrity and the accountability practices of public organisations. This chapter discusses the steps taken by IMSS to ensure transparency and stakeholder participation in public procurement within the framework of Mexico’s transparency regulations. These steps include improving consultation processes when amending procurement regulations; initiatives to enhance supplier engagement so as to upgrade competition and transparency in tenders; and mechanisms to facilitate citizen participation in public procurement activities, for example as social witnesses and observers. The chapter concludes with recommendations for IMSS to strengthen still further its mechanisms for stakeholder engagement and to take transparency to a stage where citizens can benefit from systematised and consistent information.

English Also available in: Spanish

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