CABEI backs strengthening of the public contracting system in Honduras


A workshop for ONCAE officials defined the quantitative indicators that will be used to evaluate the country's contracting system.

Tegucigalpa, September 28, 2022.- With the objective of promoting transparency and integrity in the use of public resources in the Republic of Honduras' procurement and acquisition system, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) supported the development of the workshop under the Methodology for the Assessment of Public Contracting Systems (MAPS), an international tool for comprehensively assessing public procurement systems.

The activity made it possible to review the indicators inventory, define the sampling frames for applying the supplier surveys, establish the number of surveys with the criteria for selecting the respondents and determine the method for selecting the files and the format for collecting the information.

"As a development Bank, we are committed to promoting transparency and accountability in our member countries, and this is an opportunity for Honduras to continue strengthening its public procurement system, generating trust and promoting integration in line with international best practices," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

In CABEI member countries, the MAPS Assessment is underway in El Salvador, planned to begin in Costa Rica and Argentina, and completed in Mexico and Colombia.

The workshop was attended by personnel from the Government Procurement and Contracting Regulatory Office (ONCAE), together with officials from CABEI, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with ONCAE being the institution responsible for carrying out the self-assessment activities to achieve the MAPS assessment objectives.