Beijing, China, March 15, 2024

Joint Communique on Electronic Government Procurement Systems by the Heads of Procurement of Multilateral Development Banks

The Heads of Procurement of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have collaboratively developed a comprehensive and user-friendly assessment tool for reviewing electronic government procurement (e-GP) systems of partner countries. The Guide for the Assessment of Electronic Government Procurement Systems Intended for Use Under MDB Financed Operations and the associated assessment template is specifically designed for assessing the e-GP systems supporting the procurement of Goods, Works, or Services contracts financed by MDBs. By introducing a structured and standardized approach, it aims to determine whether e-GP systems meet the minimum requirements set forth by MDBs for its effective use.

This assessment tool conducts a thorough review of procurement policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance. It enables MDBs to evaluate whether an e-GP system fulfills all necessary criteria or if additional requirements and restrictions are warranted. For broader reform initiatives, this tool is ideally complemented by the Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS) e-GP supplementary module.

The effective utilization of e-GP systems is critical for enhancing transparency, credibility, and efficiency of the procurement process but also elevates the procurement function to a strategic level. By consolidating procurement-related data and offering comprehensive insights, e-GP systems empower decision-makers in project preparation and delivery.

The Guide for the Assessment of Electronic Government Procurement Systems Intended for Use Under MDB Financed Operations can be downloaded here.


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