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About the Government Procurement Administration

The main purpose of the Government Procurement Administration is to realize the benefits of having a central procurement system.

The Government Procurement Administration is a staff headquarters in the Division of Economic Offices at the Accountant General.

Its key roles are to outline government procurement policies, create key engagements for government ministries and auxiliary units, establish digital infrastructure for executing procurement and pre-procurement processes and assist government agencies in executing and implementing procurement policies in their offices.

Advantages of Central Procurement

  • Makes the most of advantages for the size of the government resulting in savings in procurement budgets.
  • Reduces administrative costs arising from the execution of tenders by each government unit separately.
  • Inculcates procurement theory and advanced work processes in the field of procurement in government ministries, while constantly examining and implementing new methods and models and adopting highly advanced procurement methods such as dynamic online tenders.
  • Outlines a uniform policy in the field of procurement for the whole government. Creating this uniformity simplifies bureaucratic procedures and increases competition in government procurement.
  • Improves work processes with government suppliers. The Procurement Administration aims to improve work interface between the government and suppliers through maximum transparency in tender procedures and contracting, expanding access to up-to-date information on procurement activities and shortening and simplifying bureaucracy in procurement procedures.

Government Procurement Policies

The Government Procurement Administration works to implement procurement policies as determined by the government and Knesset through publication of administrative guidelines directing the ministries (Finance & Economy Regulations) as well as assisting in the formulation of policies. The Procurement Administration has the advantage of being able to incorporate various goals and values that shape procurement policy and recommend a policy that balances these various goals, while constantly learning practices from around the world and recommendations of government bodies, primarily from the OECD. To this end, the Procurement Administration takes an active part in the Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement (LPP) forum meetings of the OECD.

 

Innovation and Digitization in Government Procurement Processes

The Government Procurement Administration is engaged in the promotion of innovative procurement processes with the aim of simplifying and refining procurement processes which will enable innovative government procurement, such as challenge tenders, dynamic supplier list tenders, standard of proof tenders and the like.

Furthermore, the Government Procurement Administration is advancing digital systems for managing the procurement process, from initiation, pre-procurement and procurement itself, including: a system of shortened procurement procedures management (up to 50,000), a tender committee management system, a digital tender box, a digital pricing system, tender of dynamic tenders, innovation arena and more.

 

Procurement Training System

The Property, Procurement and Logistics Division and the Government Procurement Administration within it, devote considerable effort to imparting and making the most advanced professional knowledge in the field available to government procurement staff. To this end, a diverse and advanced training system was built to train state employees in procurement. The training system accompanies procurement professionals at various stages of their professional advancement while adapting contents to various positions.

 

Government Procurement Administration Organizational Structure