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In LAC countries, public procurement systems account for 20 percent of GDP, which suggests a considerable untapped potential to use public procurement for innovation (PPI) to strengthen their economic position and improve public service provision. The report first reviews the evidence on the implementation and impact of instruments and structures introduced to support PPI in selected developed countries, identifying useful policy lessons for LAC countries.

XII Annual Conference on Government Procurement in the Americas of the INGP

November 28 to December 1, 2016. Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2016
XII Annual Conference on Government Procurement in the Americas of the INGP
The XII Annual Conference of Government Procurement in the Americas was held for the first time in an English-speaking Caribbean country - Jamaica (Montego Bay) - from November 29 to December 1. The conference centered around the theme of “Public Procurement – a Tool for Economic Development,” emphasizing the importance and complexity of the public procurement function in light of the sizable market share it commands (anywhere from 10-20 percent of a country’s GDP).

Frist webinar of the Regional Online Platform for Sustainable Public Procurement in Latin American and the Caribbean
The Organization of American States (OAS), as the Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in a collaborative project, proposed at this first Webinar the establishment of an online Platform aimed at facilitating the implementation of Sustainable Public procurement (SPP) in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

III Sub-Regional Caribbean Public Procurement Conference of the INGP
The Public Procurement Caribbean Conference of the INGP held on Barbados consisted of two days of regional conference and one day of closed sessions. The conference was hosted by the Government of Barbados along with the support of the OAS as the Technical Secretariat of the Network and the IDB. The first two days consisted of a public event attended by international experts presenting on key topics relevant to procurement modernization in the Caribbean. The third day consisted of a day of discussion among directors of government procurement of the Caribbean related to prospective horizontal cooperation.
Workshop on Market Concentration, Collusion and Identification of Abnormally Low Tenders
The Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) along with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the National Agency of Procurement (DNCP) of Paraguay will be hosting a Workshop on Market Concentration, Collusion and Identification of Abnormally Low Tenders, which will be held on February 24th, and 25th, 2016 in Asuncion, Paraguay.
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Chile elected as the venue for the XIII Annual Conference of the INGP 2017

Chilecompra, Ministry of Finance

Chile elected as the venue for the XIII Annual Conference of the INGP 2017
Succesful closing of the XII Annual Conference on Government Procurement in the Americas of the INGP
The XII Annual Conference of Government Procurement in the Americas was held for the first time in an English-speaking Caribbean country - Jamaica (Montego Bay) - from November 29 to December 1. The conference centered around the theme of “Public Procurement – a Tool for Economic Development,” emphasizing the importance and complexity of the public procurement function in light of the sizable market share it commands (anywhere from 10-20 percent of a country’s GDP).

The Government of Jamaica led the organization of the conference with support from the Organization of American States (OAS), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project of the World Bank, European Union, PetroCaribe Development Fund, and the National Works Agency of Jamaica. 

The event drew over 350 participants, including representatives from all 24 INGP member countries, as well as representatives from new and prospective member countries, experts from international organizations such as IDB, OAS, OECD, UNEP, USTDA, IISD etc., academics and civil society. The conference provided an important platform for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and lessons learned in the ongoing effort to modernize public procurement in the Latin America and Caribbean region and beyond.
Trinidad Inostroza, Director of ChileCompra was elected as President of the INGP for the term 2015-2017
During the Closed Session of the XI Annual Conference on Government Procurement, Trinidad Inostroza, Director of ChileCompra was elected as the President of the INGP for the term of 2 years ( 2015-2017).

Executtive Committe of the INGP elected for 2015-2017

XI Annual Conference of the INGP. Dominican Republic 2015

Executtive Committe of the INGP elected for 2015-2017
During the private session of the XI Annual Conference the countries of the fith sub-regions of the Americas elected their representatives to conform the Executtive Committe of the INGP for the period 2015-2017. 
  • Area 1- North America: Carlos Mendoza, Director, General Administrative Services,  Puerto Rico. 
  • Area 2- Central America, Dominican Republic: Edelmira de Molina, Chief of the UNAC, El Salvador. 
  • Area 3- Andean Region: Paca Zuleta, Director of Colombia Compra Eficiente, Colombia.
  • Area 4- MERCOSUR and Chile: Santiago Jure, National Director of Procurement, Paraguay. 
  • Area 5- Caribbean Region: Cheryl Mathurin, Coordinadtor of Procurement, St. Lucia and Artemio Osorio, Director of Budget, Belice. 

Within the same session Jamaica was chosen to host the XII Annual Conference of the INGP 2016.

Succesful Closing of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the INGP

Dominican Republic, October 28th to 30th, 2015

Succesful Closing of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the INGP
The Annual Conference of the Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) is the highest level of dialogue, exchange of ideas, organizational and administrative capacity of the INGP—and it has become the most relevant forum for technical discussions on the promotion of progress in development and public procurement in the Americas. 

Consists of the top-level executives of the institutions of member countries, support institutions of the INGP, experts and international and national participants interested on public procurement.
The Inter American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) through the OAS and UNEP are seeking a part-time consultant (home-based) for a period of 6 months to collect materials and resources that will feed into an online platform aimed at facilitating the joint implementation of SPP, ecolabelling and voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.
Succesful closing of the Tenth Annual Conference of the INGP -Government Procurement for Development - 2014
The Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP), and the National Public Procurement Agency (DNCP, per its acronym in Spanish) in Paraguay, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), organized this year’s Tenth Annual Conference on Government Procurement in the Americas to be held on October 28th to 30th, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Asuncion, Paraguay.

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