Competition Advocacy Studies
A Competition Agenda towards Integrity in Public Procurement
Published: 20 july, 2018
Tipo de documento:
Competition Advocay Studies
Cuaderno de Promoción de la Competencia
Estudio de Promoción de la Competencia
David Lamb de Valdés
María José Contreras de Velasco
José Rodrigo Ríos Dordelly
Citlali Cruz Cruz
Daniela Morales Tenorio
Lack of competition in public procurement procedures is associated with the inefficient use of public resources, as it could result in the acquisition of more expensive products or services than could be achieved with competition, with superfluous or excessive technical specifications, or in the opposite extreme, of lower quality than required, with hidden and / or unusable defects. Inefficiencies derived from the lack of competition in public procurement can occur through:
Using methods of exception to the bidding through ambiguous or subjective justifications.
Restrict participation by means of unnecessary requirements.
Grant advantages to certain agents with certain technical specifications or other criteria.
Decrease incentives for the presentation of aggressive postures.
Facilitate the coordination of bidders' positions.