16 May 2017

G20 Principles for Promoting Integrity in Public Procurement

Written by G20
16 May 2017

At their 2014 Summit, the B20 called on G20 governments to apply best practice procurement processes in all large and/or publicly significant infrastructure projects. The B20 AntiCorruption Task Force has also established a work stream on Government Procurement. G20 countries committed to ensure they have in place “systems of procurement based on transparency, competition and objective criteria in decision-making to prevent corruption” and called on the OECD to develop a Compendium of Good Practices for Integrity in Public Procurement (OECD Compendium) approved by the G20 in 2014.

In support of these commitments, the G20 suppported the preparation of this docuiment which build on the results of the OECD Compendium and are in line with relevant international standards such as those contained in Article 9 of the UNCAC and, where appropriate, the OECD Recommendations on Public Procurement, on Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, on Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement and on Anti-Corruption Proposals for Bilateral Aid Procurement.

The good practices identified in the whole procurement cycle – from needs assessment until payment and contract anagement – are applicable to all public procurement systems at the central government level, though differences in form of government, legal framework and level of development of the public procurement system may yield differences in application in various country contexts. Countries should also seek their application at subnational level, where appropriate.

Publication Date: 2015