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OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  09 Apr 2009
Pages: 140 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264055612 , OECD Code: 422009061P1
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The OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement are a ground-breaking instrument that promotes good governance in the entire procurement cycle, from needs assessment to contract management. Based on acknowledged good practices in OECD and non-member countries, they represent a significant step forward. They provide guidance for the implementation of international legal instruments developed within the framework of the OECD, as well as other organisations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and the European Union.

In addition to the Principles, this exhaustive publication includes a Checklist for implementing the framework throughout the entire public procurement cycle. It also gives a comprehensive map of risks that can help auditors prevent as well as  detect fraud and corruption. Finally, it features a useful case study on Morocco, where a pilot application of the Principles was carried out.

“The Checklist will help governments and agencies to develop more transparent, efficient procurement systems”

-Nicolas Raigorodsky, Under-secretary of Transparency Policies, Anticorruption Office, Argentina

“Public procurement is one of the most important public governance issues. Action is needed to ensure integrity by reducing bribery and corruption”

-Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

“The general thrust and content of the document is commendable. Much of it tracks very closely to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law”

-Stuart Gilman, Head of the UN Global Programme Against Corruption and the Anticorruption Unit, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Transparency
-Principle 1
-Principle 2
Chapter 2. Good Management
-Principle 3
-Principle 4
Chapter 3. Prevention of Misconduct, Compliance and Monitoring
-Principle 5
-Principle 6
-Principle 7
Chapter 4. Accountability and Control
-Principle 8
-Principle 9
-Principle 10
Chapter 1. Enhancing Integrity at Each Stage of the Procurement Cycle
-1. Pre-tendering phase
-2. Tendering phase
-3. Post-tendering phase
Chapter 2. Risk Mapping: Understanding Risks of Fraud and Corruption in the Public Procurement Cycle
-1. Risks in the Need Assessment
-2. Risks in the Planning
-3. Risks in Relation to the Selection Method
-4. Risks during the Management of the Contract
Chapter 3. A Pilot Application of the Principles in Morocco
-1. Overview of the 2007 Decree on Public Procurement
-2. Strengths and Weaknesses of the Public Procurement System
-3. Policy Recommendations: How to Improve the System
Annex A. OECD Recommendation on Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement
Annex B. The Multi-Disciplinary Approach of the OECD in Procurement
Annex C. The Consultation on the Principles and Checklist with Stakeholders
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