The public sector is by far the largest purchaser of ICT. This gives it an enormous market power, as well as big responsibilities. Achieving value for money is essential when we are talking about public resources, and these resources can help foster a healthy, diverse and inclusive marketplace for the provision of ICT services.
Open Procurement is a key tool to:
- Ensure accountable and transparent use of public funds;
- Maximise competition;
- Drive innovation;
- Deliver best value;
- Minimise regulatory compliance liabilities;
- Avoid discriminatory terms and conditions;
- Lower barrier to entry for SMEs.