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Public procurement reform in the Caribbean, trade and common markets

posted on 2023-06-09, 04:29 authored by Kamala Dawar
This chapter explores, how, in an increasingly globalized economy, the participation of Caribbean countries in regional trade agreements such as CARICOM, the Commonwealth free trade area and bilateral agreements with countries such as Canada has a direct impact on public procurement reform and modernization. Significant process engineering, IT development and normative arrangements need to be put in place in order to be able to receive bids from other countries. This has political, normative and operational implications that need to be taken into account during a procurement modernization process. This issue becomes a significant challenge as trade agreements infrequently include a public procurement perspective or officials during their negotiations. This chapter analyzes the participation of the Caribbean countries in these types of agreements, describing the approach taken and the impact on public procurement systems and the reform agenda.


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Public procurement in the Caribbean

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