Dimension 24.2. Scoring

Score Minimum requirements for scores
The total  value of contracts awarded through competitive methods in the last completed fiscal year represents
A 80% or more of total value of contracts
B 70% or more of total value of contracts
C 60% or more of total value of contracts
D 60% or more of total value of contracts

Dimension 24.2. Timing, coverage and data requirement

Time period Coverage Data requirements/calculation Data sources



fiscal yea

  • Data bases with information on contracts awarded through competitive and non-competitive methods and value
  • MoF or entities where the procurement monitoring has been centralized. In decentralized systems, see the five CG units with the highest value of procurement.
Dimension 24.3. Public access to procurement information


24.3:1. This dimension reviews the level of public access to complete, reliable, and timely procurement information. Public dissemination of information on procurement processes and their outcomes are also key elements of transparency. In order to generate timely and reliable data, a good information system will capture data on procurement transactions and will be secure. Information should be accessible without restriction, without requirement to register, and free of charge. Public access to procurement information is defined as posting on official websites unless otherwise justified by country circumstances.

24.3:2. For this dimension the expression ‘complete and reliable’ means as identified by third-party assurance—i.e., auditors such as SAIs, the procurement directorate, firms, etc. The expression

‘in a timely manner’ means that procurement information has been made available (and remains so) within a time frame useful to the people most likely to use it, and in accordance with business practices set out in the country under review.

24.3:3. Assessors need to identify concerns, if any, about the detail and reliability of information made available on procurement, as covered by this dimension (e.g., at the level of internal or external audit). In addition, assessors need to determine if the means used to make information available are effective (e.g., an effectively functioning website, accessible paper documentation, etc.), whether the information is in one place (one website, one consolidated document) or several, and if access is free of charge. Finally, assessors should establish if procurement statistics are available, in which format, and how frequently (the minimum requirement is annual).

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