Towards Efficient Public Procurement in Colombia

Making the Difference

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Public procurement is a critical element of good governance, as it is a crucial nexus of interaction between the public and private sectors. This report examines ongoing public procurement reforms in Colombia, focusing on issues such as the availability of data on public procurement, preventing conflicts of interest, competition and contracting award methods, and legal control and remedy systems.




Accountable public procurement in Colombia

This chapter looks into the role of suppliers and control entities to enforce public procurement law and principles, and prevent and correct irregularities. Ensuring accountable public procurement involves a variety of interrelated controls, which are examined in this chapter. Actions by suppliers include observations before public procurement authorities and legal remedies before the courts. Measures by Colombia’s control entities are fiscal and disciplinary.


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