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Colombia Uses Open Contracting to Save School Meals

Colombia uses open contracting to save school meals

La Colombie a recours à un processus ouvert d’octroi de contrats pour économiser sur les repas scolaires

Colombia – Open Contracting and School Lunches

Lessons from Reformers

This case study was originally posted in the OGP Global Report.

Given documented cases of corruption in the provision of school meals, the government of Colombia published information on the full procurement cycle of Bogota’s school feeding program as part of its 2015–2017 OGP action plan. By reaching out to smaller suppliers, setting minimum and maximum prices, and implementing principles of open contracting, the government achieved savings of 10–15% and more than quadrupled the number of suppliers participating in the procurement process. The transparent tendering process also helped to break up a suspected $22 million price-fixing scheme.

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