Procurement have considerable economic importance both nationally and internationally, and represent a significant share of national GDP. On the domestic front, the procurement of goods and services by public bodies provides critical inputs that allow governments to provide public services and to perform other tasks. Procurement systems have a significant impact on the efficient use of public funds and, more generally, on public confidence in the government and good governance. Obtaining a good economic efficiency, public access to information on public procurement and equitable opportunities for suppliers to compete for public contracts, are all essential conditions of an efficient procurement system.
goPRS is a suite of software designed specifically to 1) improve public procurement regulatory authorities internal review and monitoring of the procurement approval process; 2) reduce human interaction and personal contacts between procurement officials (MDAs) and regulatory bodies staff that can give rise to bribery opportunities; 3) kick-off regulatory bodies oversight on budget appropriations versus reported procurement actions; and 4) manage and publish procurement-related information (vendors database, prices lists) to assist suppliers in preparing their best offers and governments in assessing them to support the procurement process. Read more
goPRS development is an ongoing project. goPRS is a suite of software packages comprising of goPRS Enterprise, goPRS Web, goPRS Intelligence, goPRS Learn, and goPRS eGP. The figure below depicts goPRS structure.
International, regional and national institutions in charge of public procurement reforms.
Countries that are reforming procurement systems are the main beneficiaries of the goPRS project. Those countries can be divided into four general categories characterized by their stage of economic development and the issues driving the reform efforts.
Joint discussions with Procurement and Fiduciary Services Department and with Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia)
Participation of goPRS in the Expert Group Meeting on Transparency, Competition and Objectivity in Public Procurement.(International Anti-Corruption Academy, Laxenburg Austria)
Consultation meeting on the revision of the World Bank's policies and introduction to goPRS with the World Bank Procurement Policy department, (Washington D.C /USA)
Approval of Requirements Analysis Proposal by the DG of BPP (Abuja/Nigeria)
Initiation of the BPP Project Phase II, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) (Abuja/Nigeria)