Two main legal acts governing the process of public procurement in Benin are the Public Procurement Code of Benin and the Law on the Fight against Corruption and Other Related Offenses.
The texts and practices relating to public procurement are based on five main principles recognized by the Public Procurement Code of Benin. Namely, the principles of economy and efficiency of the acquisition process, freedom of access to public procurement, equal treatment of candidates, transparency of procedures, and binding character of the regulations regardless of the amount of procurement.
The institutional framework is made up of three bodies: public procurement and internal control bodies, the central body responsible for monitoring the public procurement procedure, and the regulatory body. The central control body for the public procurement procedure is the National Directorate for Public Procurement Control (DNCMP).
The Departmental Delegations of Public Procurement Control (DDCMP), a delegation from the national public procurement control department is created at the level of each department, which plays the role of the DNCMP at the departmental level. They are dismemberments of the National Directorate of Public Procurement Control on which they depend entirely.
The regulatory body is the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (ARMP). It is placed under the supervision of the Presidency of the Republic. It has legal personality and enjoys administrative and financial management autonomy. This mission of ARMP is:
Public Procurement Legislation is available at the following link.
Public Procurement Management System of Benin – link.