Public Procurement Review Software

A Corruption Prevention Tool for Public Procurement Regulatory Authorities

Tackling corruption at its source

Welcome to goPRS website

Government procurement has substantial economic importance both nationally and internationally, representing an average of 10 to 30 percent of Gross National Product (GNP).

On the domestic front, through the procurement of goods, works and services from non-government suppliers, public bodies meet their obligation to provide essential services to their citizens.  Procurement systems have a significant impact on the efficient use of public funds and, more generally, on good governance and public confidence in and support of government. Achieving economic efficiency, providing equitable opportunities for suppliers to compete for public contracts, and allowing public access to information on public procurement are all essential conditions of an effective procurement system.

Internationally through government procurement, the number of suppliers and contractors competing for a contract is increased thereby improving both the cost and quality of contract performance.  The availability of products, services, expertise and innovation to meet the needs of a nation and its citizens is enhanced. goPRS was developed in order to promote harmonization of international standards of public procurement and considers the provisions of the UNCITRAL Model Law, the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, the European Union directives (on government procurement and appeals procedures), the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the World Bank guidelines for procurement, the Integrity and  Anti-corruption Initiative of the African Development Bank, as well as other internationally-accepted agreements and guides.

goPRS is a suite of software designed specifically to 1) improve the ability of  public procurement regulatory and oversight authorities to monitor and review all procurements and to approve procurements above established thresholds; 2) reduce human interaction and personal contacts between procurement entities, bidders and regulatory authorities that can give rise to bribery opportunities; 3) improve the ability of regulatory authorities to compare budget appropriations and procurement expenditures by providing up-to-date and accurate data and information on individual 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 their offers to support the procurement process.

About goPRS Suite of Software

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.

Who are the main stakeholders?

•    International, regional and national institutions in charge of public procurement reforms
•    Centralized authorities responsible for monitoring all procurements and approving approvals over a specified threshold
•    Procuring entities responsible for soliciting and evaluating bids and proposals subject to centralized oversight and , if required, approval
•    Legislative and budget authorities responsible for planning and budgeting for the acquisition of goods, services and works to meet the needs of citizens
•    Citizens and organizations seeking transparency in the procurement process

Who are the main beneficiaries of goPRS Project?

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.

  1. One category consists of those countries whose economies are in transition from planned/socialist economies to market-based systems.  These countries have no recent history of competitive public procurement as government essentially supplied to itself through barter or other trading mechanisms between public entities.  They therefore have had to design and implement new procurement systems to provide mechanisms for the government to buy from the private sector on an open, competitive basis.
  2. The second group of countries could be described as the "middle income" countries such as Argentina, India, Indonesia, and Chile.  Many of these countries have had market-based procurement systems in place but are in the process of modernizing such systems.  The push towards modernizing their procurement systems is motivated by a number of factors, most of which can be traced to the need to satisfy the demands of a more enlightened citizenry for more efficient and transparent systems of service delivery by government and for greater accountability in the management of public expenditures.
  3. The third group of countries could be described as developing countries.  In many of these countries, the procurement systems differ very little from those that were put in place during the colonial era.  Acceptance of the importance of proper management of public expenditures, including the fight against corruption have motivated such countries to modernize their procurement systems.  Influence from the donor community has also been a factor in urging and providing resources to support the reforms.
  4. Reform of public procurement systems is also taking place in the industrialized economies.  The motivation to reform in these countries is largely driven by the fact that governments are significantly changing the profiles of what and how they are buying (e.g., moving away from goods and works into buying services, and using private financing for delivery of public services including infrastructure), the need to use new information and  communication technologies throughout the procurement process and the introduction of new concepts of public sector management which establish "value for money" as a goal of the procurement process, leaving agencies with a fair amount of discretion on how to achieve this goal.


July 2017

As a result of the visit of General Comptroller of Mexico City in May, The Enterprise Application Centre in Vienna and the UNODC Mexico office deployed goPRS suite for a 2-month pilot phase. As soon as the counterpart provides feedback on the pilot phase, it is expected to define an engagement strategy.

May 9-10, 2017

Visit of the General Comptroller  of Mexico City to the Enterprise Application Centre in Vienna - The aim of the visit was to get a briefing on goPRS suite.

November 16-30, 2013

Tackling Corruption at its source: Installation of the first release of goPRS Enterprise and goPRS Web (Nov 2013- BPP, Abuja)

July 23, 2013

The goPRS Task Force was established in the Bureau of Public Procurement and subsequently trained on the use of goPRS Web and goPRS Enterprise software packages (Abuja, Nigeria)

15 & 18 July 2013

Stakeholders Forum on the Debarment Procedure and Presentation of goPRS Enterprise and goPRS Web in the Ministry of Finance (Abuja, Nigeria)

July 15-26, 2013

Deployment of the Beta version of goPRS Enterprise and goPRS Web at BPP (Abuja, Nigeria).

Nov 25-30, 2012

Joint discussions with Procurement and Fiduciary Services Department and with Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia)

Sept 25, 2012

Participation of goPRS in the Expert Group Meeting on Transparency, Competition and Objectivity in Public Procurement.(International Anti-Corruption Academy, Laxenburg Austria)

July 23, 2012

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)

June 1, 2012

Approval of Requirements Analysis Proposal by the DG of BPP (Abuja/Nigeria)

January 26, 2012

Initiation of the BPP Project Phase II, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) (Abuja/Nigeria)