Public Tenders: Technology Rises to Guarantee Transparency | news

In an effort to improve transparency and efficiency in public tenders and state procurement, the Peruvian government has adopted various technological solutions that will adapt and modernize government processes, taking into account that the government is the main buyer and contractor by allocating 30% of its annual budget each year. Budget for procurement of goods and services for execution of work.

„Peruvians have developed distrust in matters of public tenders and state procurement. Public institutions are focused on eliminating this, without going too far over the past year. Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) It was decided to enable an audio and video system so that all sessions of the selection committees responsible for public procurement in the field could be recorded,” said Ramiro Hevea, CEO and co-founder of LicitaLAB.

“But added to this is insecurity due to cybercrime, which is set to increase by 65% ​​by 2021. Ministry of Justice and Human Rights” he added.

Among the key technologies that drive transparency in the Peruvian state's tenders and procurements, Hevia highlighted:

1. Special digital platforms: Implementation of dedicated online platforms has facilitated access to relevant information on government tenders and procurement. These sites provide a centralized place to publish essential documents and details, facilitating the participation of suppliers and interested citizens.

2. Blockchain: Blockchain technology plays an important role in security and transparency of transactions. In the context of public tenders, the use of blockchain creates an immutable record at all stages of the process, guarantees integrity and reduces the risks associated with corrupt practices. Since its implementation, Perú Compras has recorded more than 154,000 purchase orders on the blockchain.

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3. Open the data: Publishing open data related to government tenders and procurement promotes accountability and citizen participation. Open data allows civil society to carry out independent monitoring and contributes to greater scrutiny of processes.

„Transparency in public tenders in Peru is essential to strengthen democracy, prevent corruption, guarantee efficiency in the use of public resources and build the trust of citizens and investors,” concluded the CEO of LicitaLAB.

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Published: 2/17/2024

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