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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.

 

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Executive summary

Public procurement is a crucial activity of government, with important strategic implications. It is not only an area where the public and private spheres intersect; it is also a critical channel for delivering services to citizens. Therefore, ensuring the integrity, transparency and accountability of public procurement is essential to public trust. Providing relevant information to all stakeholders, safeguarding the integrity of officials responsible for the procurement process, opening and levelling the playing field for potential providers, and guaranteeing adequate remedy and redress processes are all cornerstones of an effective public procurement system.

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