All stakeholders have a role to play in building a clean procurement system. This includes civil society and the media who are key to ensuring that the laws, rules and contracts are properly and truthfully implemented. Public procurement and the award of government contracts is a sphere of government activities that is
particularly vulnerable to corruption, being at the meeting point of the public and private sector. To promote integrity in public procurement and government concessions both the supply and demand side of corruption should be tackled. Open contracting, enhanced transparency, integrity and monitoring mechanisms and training of procurement officials, as well as corporate integrity and incentives and deterrents for the private sector should be combined to reduce grand corruption.
Fuente: Anti-corruption Resource Centre – U4