This paper presents the objectives that Korea’s government procurement market should pursue in its transitional phase.
Government procurement is the process by which the government purchases goods and services from the private sector to supply public goods. The scale of government procurement is so huge that its impact on national economy is significant, but research into the procurement system in Korea is meager, calling for more systematic and comprehensive study to find realistic ways to improve it. At this important juncture of entering into the Agreement on Government Procurement and implementing a local autonomy system, the system of domestic government procurement should be revised in accordance with Agreement on Government Procurement, and mechanisms of protecting local companies in domestic procurement market should be developed.
The biggest problem of Korea’s government procurement system is low level of professionalism and lack of quality control. This is attributed to the fact that Korea’s procurement system focused on ensuring superficial transparency and prices. The procurement framework has been built simply on price. This should be addressed to develop the nation’s governmental procurement market.
Solutions include: improvement of job capability of contractual government employees, delegation of more authority for government employees, abolition of private contracts with major corporate organizations, adoption of competitive bidding, and the invitation of large corporations to the procurement market. These would stimulate competition and greatly enhance efficiency and fairness of contracts.
조달시장의 효율화 개방화 방안(Ways to enhance efficiency and promote opening of government procurement market)
|Series Title; No||연구보고서 / 95-06|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Government and Law < General|
|Holding||KDI; KDI School|