Public procurement in Ecuador is regulated by the 2008 Organic Law of the National Public Procurement System (reformed in 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and its Regulation from 2009 (reformed in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020). The PPL applies to all institutions at all levels of government and enterprises in which the state holds more than 50% of the shares.
The public procurement system in Ecuador is led by the national procurement regulatory agency (Servicio Nacional de Contratación Pública - SERCOP), which is a technical-regulatory body with its own legal personality and administrative, technical, operational, financial and budgetary autonomy. This agency has within its faculties to establish the policies, conditions and guidelines for public procurement.
Ecuador has a single web platform for public procurement, which is of mandatory use for all entities subject to the Law and it is managed by the National Public Procurement Service. Every public procuring entity has the obligation of publishing certain information, establish by law and/or by the policies and guidelines issued by SERCOP.