Written by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Developed by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
27 September 2019
The OECD Recommendation on Public Procurement is the overarching OECD guiding principle on public procurement that promotes the strategic and holistic use of public procurement. It addresses the entire procurement cycle while integrating public procurement with other elements of strategic governance such as budgeting, financial management and additional forms of services delivery. This 2015 Recommendation builds upon the foundational principles of the 2008 OECD Recommendation on Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement, expanding them to reflect the critical role governance of public procurement must play in achieving efficiency and advancing public policy objectives. By helping governments to better meet their policy objectives, well-governed public procurement contributes directly to greater public trust, enhanced well-being and more prosperous and inclusive societies.