Costa Rica: New Public Purchase Model
The country will adopt the South Korean online purchase system which allows all the paperwork to be completed electronically.
Friday, March 20, 2009
The Nacion.com website published: "By being a fully digital process, it ensures greater transparency, increases supplier participation and achieves better prices."
Costa Rica's new state procurement website is scheduled for February 2010.
On 17 August the second phase of the public procurement platform known as Mer-link will become operational.
The system for performing government transactions online now allows data about procurement processes to be exchanged between institutions.
The first phase of Merlink, a public purchases system, was launched yesterday by the Digital Government Secretary.
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