Open for Business: Colombia’s Data-Driven Procurement Reforms Increase Competition

Open contracting helps Colombian governments boost participation & competitive tendering in a market where direct awards are common Urgency for reforms came from high-profile graft scandals & popular vote against corruption. A public, fast & accurate monitoring system creates incentives for procuring entities to make contracts more competitive. Data shows entities using competitive procurement methods beat their participation targets, many grew their supplier pools.

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Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
Topics Anti-corruption
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Global
Copyright Yes
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Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) - The content of this research may be reproduced and distributed for non-commercial purposes, if (organization/individual) is notified and the authors are acknowledged as the source.

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Author (corporate) Open Contracting Partnership
Publication place Washington
Publisher Open Contracting Partnership
Publication date 2020
Pagination Web resource
Keywords Open data,Government contracting,Public procurement,Case study,Colombian government
Date uploaded September 16, 2020, 05:31 (UTC)
Date modified September 16, 2020, 05:37 (UTC)