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CNCP Installation, 'Important Step' in Process of Institutional Strengthening of Morocco’s Public Market (WB)

Rabat   -  
The installation of the National Commission of Public Procurement (CNCP) is an important step in the process of institutional strengthening of the Moroccan public market system, said the World Bank (WB).

In a statement received Friday by MAP on the occasion of the installation of the CNCP, the banking institution said that the Commission "plays a key role in ensuring transparency in the management of public procurement, compliance with the rules of sound competition guaranteeing fair treatment of competitors and equal access for all to market opportunities and public procurement in the broadest sense."

Its tasks also include developing legislative and regulatory proposals, providing legal assistance to administrations, advising administrations on legal or procedural matters and preparing directives to the head of government, noted the same source.

Government’s chief Saad Eddine El Othmani chaired, on Friday in Rabat, the installation ceremony of the National Commission for Public Procurement (CNCP), an autonomous body of a technical nature.

The mission of this Commission will be to oversee public procurement, control public spending and guarantee the principles of transparency and parity in the development and execution of contracts between competitors, while improving the handling of complaints.

The importance of CNCP is linked to public procurement's remarkable development, driven by the record volume of public investments of the state, local authorities and public companies and institutions that has increased from 160 billion dirhams in 2011 to 195 billion dirhams in 2018, equivalent to 17.4% of GDP.

While serving as an instrument of moralization of public life, this mechanism is also a tool for consolidating confidence and credibility with economic operators, domestic and foreign investors, by offering them real guarantees to protect the companies from all types of excesses or injustice.

The CNCP is considered as a voluntarist and independent instrument in its missions of prevention, supervision, intervention and consultation to raise the level of competitiveness and quality in the field of public procurement.

Last modified : 19 January 2018

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