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 website published: "By being a fully digital process, it ensures greater transparency, increases supplier participation and achieves better prices."

The implementation of the system will require an investment of less than $8 million by the government.

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New State Procurement System Will Operate in 2010

July 2009

Costa Rica's new state procurement website is scheduled for February 2010.

Grupo ICE, together with the Technical Secretary for Digital Government and the State Procurement System of Korea will implement the system, so-called Mer-Link.

Krissia Morris writes at Prensa Libre's website: "The first module includes providers registration and product catalog.

Costa Rica Launches Public Purchase System

August 2010

On 17 August the second phase of the public procurement platform known as Mer-link will become operational.

The launch event will be held at the Crown Plaza Corobici Hotel in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose.

"The new module will allow negotiations to take place online between public institutions and their suppliers," reports ITNOW.

Rica: Mer-link System Can Now Perform 14 Procedures

May 2011

The system for performing government transactions online now allows data about procurement processes to be exchanged between institutions.

There are now 14 procedures that can be done online through the Mer-Link system which has been implemented by the Technical Secretariat of Digital Government.

Costa Rica Launches Public Purchases System

March 2010

The first phase of Merlink, a public purchases system, was launched yesterday by the Digital Government Secretary.

This initial phase includes electronic registration of suppliers, publication of bidding rules, supplier notifications and standardizing the goods and services catalog.

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