the basic tenets of public procurement is
the transparency in the whole system
operated by the purchaser. Transparency
eliminates the scope of ambiguity in the
system and brings openness therein.
Its aim is to remove favoritism ,corruption,
discretion and arbitrariness from the
system. It also brings accountability in the
process. It helps buyer and seller both.
In a transparent system the tenderers /
suppliers /service providers feel confident
to send meaningful tenders and execute the
contracts, which help the buyer procuring
the right goods / services at right price.
Buyer's documents related to inviting
tenders and contract should contain
appropriate preconditions and directives for
promoting transparency in the procurement
The buyer should not only be transparent in
his documents and dealings ,he should also
appear to be transparent
Can there be “UNLIMITED” Transparency ?
Answer is “NO”
There should be logical limits for
transparency on case to case basis. Some
areas for consideration are :
* Public opening of Tenders
* Access to ongoing purchase proposal
* End-use of the goods / equipment related
to country's security
* Procurement of goods and services for
security / sovereignty of the country