Guatemala: State Purchases Law Modified

State institutions will now have to publish in the web site "Guatecompras" their direct purchases over $1.207.

Friday, September 11, 2009

In another modification, the State is now obliged to publish information on all the phases of the purchasing process.

From "... article 23, obliges the state to reveal the basis, technical specifications, evaluation criteria, questions, answers, lists of suppliers, statements of award and contracts, in all the stages of the bidding process".

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Guatemala: Government Procurements Centralized

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A new procurement law defines reference prices for the tenders, regulates reverse auctions, and establishes Guatecompras as the only system to be used to manage purchases.

Congress has approved the first amendments to the Law on Government Procurements, among which is the establishment of Guatecompras as the only system authorized for state institutions to make purchases from.

Guatemala: New Regulations for State Acquisitions

April 2010

The Public Finances Ministry introduced new regulations for state acquisition of goods or services.

Suppliers are now required to declare under oath, in the submitted proposals, that all the included information is true.

Additionally, in order to be included in the state’s supplier registry, companies must detail the identities of owners, representatives, directors and shareholders.

New Regulations for Guatecompras

January 2010

The Finance Ministry is reviewing a series of changes done to the State Purchases law.

On December 2009 they modified part of the 8th article, removing the possibility of renting real estate, machinery and equipment without a bidding process.

"This also applies to purchasing literature, either scientific or artistic", reported

Guatemala: State Contracting Law Under Consideration

February 2009

Within the amendments of the Contracting Law, a proposal was formulated to implement changes in the web site Guatecompras. publishes in its website: "If these modifications are incorporated into the initiative—that is to be approved in its third reading—, the national and international agencies and the associations and trusts, among others, will be obligated to use Guatecompras."

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