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Population - 25.07 million (2018)
Area - 322 462 km2
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The public procurement system in Côte d'Ivoire has undergone two major reforms. The first reform of 1999 was the result of a diagnostic study carried out on the initiative of the Ministry of Economy and Finance based on recommendations from ministries, institutions, multilateral and bilateral donors and the private sector. The objective was to put in place a more efficient and transparent public procurement system that would lead to the establishment of an enabling environment and the improvement of public expenditure management. The result of the second reform was Ordinance No. 2019 - 679 of July 24 which applies to all procurement of government contracts in Côte d’Ivoire.

Côte d'Ivoire is part of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and community companies headquartered in one of the member countries of this Union can participate in tenders for contracts in the same way as national companies.

Public procurement procedures in Côte d'Ivoire are decentralized in the sense that different public entities implement public procurement calls for tenders. Two public entities are at the heart of public procurement policy:

  • The Public Procurement Directorate (DMP) which emanates from the Ministry of the Economy and Finance undertaking the overall coordination of public procurement;
  • The National Regulatory Authority for Public Procurement (ARNMP) which is attached institutionally to the Presidency of the Republic and ensures that existing legislation is duly implemented.

Entities subject to procurement regulations are:

  • state, municipalities, public national agencies and associations created by the public entities under public law;
  • institutions, structures or bodies of the state created by virtue of the Constitution, law or regulation, such as the Presidency of the Republic, the National Assembly, and the Economic, Social, Environmental and Cultural Council, as recognised by the laws of Côte d’Ivoire;
  • state-owned entities and companies with majority public financial participation subject to private law; and
  • private entities acting on behalf of the state or a public entity, a state-owned company and companies with majority public financial participation


Type of contracts subject to procurement regulation are:

  • works contract – the main purpose is the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of a building or a good;
  • supply contracts – the purpose is the purchase, leasing, rental or lease-purchase of goods of any kind;
  • service contracts – these contracts have as their object the provision of services, including intellectual services; and
  • mixed contracts – contracts that combine work contracts, and supplies and services contracts at the same time.

A portal containing all information on public procurement is available in Côte d'Ivoire. Public procurement procedures are not yet fully electronic, thus paper-based procurement is still conducted.

Public Procurement Legislation is available at the following link.

Public Procurement Portal – link.


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