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The Open Up Contracting program published recommendations on public procurement and legislation for 7 countries. The recommendations were prepared within the framework of the project - Assessing Public Procurement Legislations and Practice in 8 countries, funded by the Open Up Contracting program and implemented by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). Recommendations were made for Costa Rica, Bolivia, Guatemala, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Recommendations have been prepared by IDFI, together with an independent expert Rafael Lopez Valverde, based on the assessment of the Public Procurement Law (PPL) of the 8 countries, sub-legal acts and other legal texts. The assessments itself are based on the Transparent Public Procurement Rating (TPPR) Methodology, a tool created by a multinational alliance of CSOs, aiming at identifying strengths and weaknesses of PPLs around the globe.

The Methodology is largely based on best international standards from organizations, such as the EBRD, WTO, OECD, EU and OCDS, and covers all the major components of any public procurement system, from the nature of the legislation to the complaint review process, with focus on the transparency of public procurement systems. The assessments cover the following key characteristics (values) of a well functioning public procurement system: Efficiency, Transparency, Accountability and Competitiveness. The aim of the recommendation documents is to offer insight into areas of potential improvement for the public procurement systems of these 8 countries considering the experience and best practices identified by the TPPR Project in 18 countries in the Eurasian region.

The following recommendation documents have become available:

Public Procurement Legislation Assessment: Bolivia

Recommendations for the public procurement system of Bolivia

Public Procurement Legislation Assessment: Guatemala

Recommendations for the public procurement system of Guatemala

Public Procurement Legislation Assessment: Costa Rica

Recommendations for the public procurement system of Costa Rica

Public Procurement Legislation Assessment: Tanzania

Recommendations for the public procurement system of Tanzania

Public Procurement Legislation Assessment: Kenya

Recommendations for the public procurement system of Kenya

Public Procurement Legislation Assessment: Malawi

Recommendations for the public procurement system of Malawi

Public Procurement Legislation Assessment: Indonesia

Recommendations for the public procurement system of Indonesia

 

All recommendation documents can also be found on the resources page of this website and on the TPPR website.