Undercurrent struggle for public purchasing system in Costa Rica
Various government authorities are promoting three different system in efforts that seem to be heading in conflicting directions.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The drive to become the platform for directing all public purchases is increasing.
Mer-Link and CompraRed are fighting each other, "as if they were two private companies seeking to address the issue of the Costa Rican state."
The Costa Rican government is looking for suppliers of digital information and control systems for public safety.
With European assistance, Panamanians will have access to government services online for free, through 200 interactive kiosks connected to the ‘Paperless Panama’ program.
Using an electronic procurement system, Mer-Link, the government will promote a 'Dutch auction' or auction to buy at the lowest price.
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