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.

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Strengthening the capabilities of IMSS procurement staff

Building the capability of the procurement workforce will help IMSS achieve its strategic objectives, enabling it to deliver cost-effective services to patients. This chapter explores how, by building on the work already done following the previous review, the implementation of a capability-building strategy can make a tangible difference to the effectiveness of front-line services. By learning from international best practice and implementing an attractive career path for procurement staff, IMSS will be more successful in attracting, retaining, developing and engaging its workforce.

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