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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