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OECD Recommendation

Ensure an adequate degree of transparency of the public procurement system in all stages of the procurement.


  • Promote fair and equitable treatment for potential suppliers by providing an adequate and timely degree of transparency in each phase of the public procurement cycle.
  • Allow free access, through and online portal, for all stakeholders, including potential domestic and foreign suppliers, civil society and the general public, to public procurement information.
  • Ensure visibility of the flow of public funds, from the beginning of the budgeting process throughout the public procurement cycle.


Risks to public procurement related to transparency include:

  • Cases of mismanagement, fraud and corruption related to the lack of transparency and disclosure of information around public procurement processes 
  • Distorted competition in case interested suppliers do not have access to the same type of information
  • A decrease of public confidence and trust in governments in case goods and services are poor quality, inappropriate or costly or if information on public procurement processes is lacking

Country Cases

 Adequate and timely degree of transparency 


Free access for all stakeholders to public procurement information 


Visibility of the flow of public funds 



OECD work on transparency