Country: Burkina Faso
|Year of assessment: 2019
Procurement value: Approx. €639,952,151
Principal organisation: DGCMEF (National Directorate for the Control of Public Procurement and Financial)
World Bank (WB), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Swiss Cooperation Office (SDC)
The assessment took place in the context of public procurement reforms carried out in 2016-2017 and focused on the implementation of the new West African Economic and Monetary Union harmonized public finance framework.
- The objective of the assessment was to identify the main strengths and weaknesses of the national public procurement system and public service delegations and to formulate recommendations that can lead to further reform measures
" It is important to assess the Burkina Faso public procurement system through the revised MAPS to compare our procurement system to the international procurement standards. Findings and recommendations will help us to improve our national public procurement system.”
Senior government official during the validation of the concept note
The evaluation of the performance of actors in the public procurement system encountered difficulties, the most significant of which concerned the data collection phase.
In view of the difficulties encountered during the collection of the MAPS evaluation, the contracting authorities have been asked to keep public procurement documents properly and to archive them in accordance with the formally established procedures for archiving public procurement documents.
Impartiality and potential conflicts of interest are important to consider when putting in place the assessment team. Some of the institutions involved in the assessment were also under assessment, which created resistance to some conclusions. To counter this, it was necessary to bring on board an external independent expert.