PanamaCompra to improve information system

The company is looking to offer more security and guarantee to system user and to make progress in automating the government purchase cycle.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Representatives of the Department of Public Contracts and Chilean company, SONDA S.A., signed the order yesterday to proceed with the installation of the new PanamaCompra computer platform.

This new project will transform the the computer platform allowing PanamaCompra to...

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New Information Technology System for PanamaCompra

April 2009

With an investment of $3 million, the State’s Director of Procurements intends to launch PanamaCompra version 2.0 by mid-2009.

Since its implementation 27 months ago, there have been over 180 thousand procurements in which some 13 thousand companies participated for an amount over $2.2 billion.

Improvements in State Purchases System

August 2009

The new version of "Panama Compra", to be available shortly, will allow suppliers to submit electronic proposals.

Looking for savings, both for the government and its suppliers, the second version of the state's purchasing system, "Panama Compra", will allow providers to send their product and services proposals electronically, without the need of going to the office of state purchases.

Costa Rica: New System for State Purchases

January 2015

In a "Solomonic" decision, the Ministry of Finance has decided to settle the dispute between CompraRed and Merlink, ordering the development of a new platform, giving the moribund state telecom company RACSA something to do.


With the introduction of the yet to be developed Integrated Public Procurement System (SICOP by its initials in Spanish), an end could be given to the bitter struggle between different groups of state officials and private providers over "their" respective public procurement systems.

New Rules for Panamanian Public Purchases

October 2009

Social interest acquisitions will have shorter bidding periods and there will be a new purchasing modality, called shortened tender.

This modifications, sponsored by the Economics and Finance ministry, will change the Public Purchases Law (Law 22 of 2006).

"From now on, it will be possible to make the bidding process over 10 to 40 days for acquisitions larger than $5 million.

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