, EL SALVADOR – New Procurement Law  March 2023

EL SALVADOR – New Procurement Law March 2023

The new Public Procurement Law, which will enter into force in five days, establishes a new administrative contracting regime that; involves the use of information and communication technologies to manage government purchases and control and audit tools. This implies the creation of different procurement units, such as The National System of Public Procurement (SINAC) and the National Directorate of Public Procurement (DINAC), and the Public Procurement Units (UCP) each public institution will implement it. The law also includes exceptions for strategic projects, the certification and accreditation of the anti-bribery standard, and the Unique Registry of State Suppliers (RUPE). In addition, sustainable purchases and innovative purchases will be regulated. The new law also reduces the number of void bid declarations required to enable the direct contracting option, creates special procedures for online purchases, reverse auctions, and the electronic catalog, and establishes the Public Procurement Tribunal to hear appeals and the fine for filing reckless appeals.
For more information, contact us at info@central-law.com

Leave a Reply