Basic Procurement Principles Procurement Operations shall be carried out in accordance with the following basic principles: The Procurement Section shall strive to conduct procurement transactions on the basis of fair, equitable, transparent and free competition without involving personal interests or arbitrary considerations. The Procurement Section shall strive to select suppliers to transact with in accordance with the most appropriate and economically rational methods and shall pursue the maintenance of sound business relationships with suppliers, aiming for mutual growth and development.
What is the GPA?
At present, the Agreement has 19 parties comprising 47 WTO members. Out of these, 10 members are in the process of acceding to the Agreement.
The fundamental aim of the GPA is to mutually open government procurement markets among its parties. The GPA is composed mainly of two parts: The text of the Agreement establishes rules requiring that open, fair and transparent conditions of competition be ensured in government procurement.
However, these rules do not automatically apply to all procurement activities of each party. Rather, the coverage schedules play a critical role in determining whether a procurement activity is covered by the Agreement or not.
Only those procurement activities that are carried out by covered entities purchasing listed goods, services or construction services of a value exceeding specified threshold values are covered by the Agreement.
These schedules are publicly available here. As a binding international treaty, the GPA is administered by the Committee on Government Procurement which is composed of representatives of all its parties.
The enforcement of the Agreement is realized through two mechanisms: Early efforts to bring government procurement under internationally agreed trade rules were undertaken in the OECD framework.
It was amended in and the amendment entered into force in Parties to the agreement then held negotiations to extend the scope and coverage of the agreement in parallel with the Uruguay Round. Within two years of the implementation of GPAthe GPA parties initiated the renegotiation of the Agreement according to a built-in provision of the Agreement.
The negotiation was concluded in December and the outcome of the negotiations was formally adopted in March Instruments of acceptance, often based on the completion of domestic ratification procedures, had to be submitted by two-thirds of the GPA parties in order for the revised Agreement to enter into force 30 days later.
This requirement was fulfilled on 7 Februarywith the tenth instrument of acceptance of the Agreement being deposited by Israel.
The revised Agreement consequently entered into force on 6 April Parties will continue improving the GPA. The revised GPA clearly sets out that, no later than three years after the entry into force of the revised GPA and periodically thereafter, the parties shall undertake further negotiations to progressively reduce and eliminate discriminatory measures and to achieve the greatest possible extension of the coverage.
In this spirit, the GPA parties have also agreed to undertake a number of work programmes which will influence the future evolution of the Agreement.A. Currently, electronic procurement is being used for small purchase requests for quotes for goods, services and construction pursuant to HRS Chapter D, by the executive branch, the Judiciary and Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
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The principle of openness should prevail in public procurement. This means that, given the use of public funds, public procurement opportunities should be open to all qualified firms and individuals, and the public should have access to information pertaining to public procurement.
Public sector procurement, in contrast, is open to public scrutiny, and public procurement practitioners are accountable for their actions, and need to ensure public procurement is managed in accordance with the objectives, principles and procedures defined in the public procurement rules.
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