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Country facts
Population - 15.9 million (2018)
Area - 196,712 km2
GDP - US$ 24.2 Billion (2018)
GDP (per capita) - US$ 1.485 (2018)
State Budget Revenues -
State Budget Expenditures -
Economic Growth - 6.0% (2019)
Public Procurement Performance Indicators
Single-Source Procurement -
Average Number of Bidders -
Failed Tenders -
Disputes Won by the Initiator -

Due to the desire to strengthen the improvement of transparency and efficiency in public spending, public procurement legislation has undergone many changes over the last two decades[1]. Amendments modernized the public procurement system and introduced many innovations to promote sound procurement practices.

Public procurement in Senegal is regulated by the Decree No. 2014-1212 of September 22, 2014. The Decree applies to all public or private entities, national companies and public limited companies with a majority public shareholding. The procurement system is in line with the regulations about the public procurement set by the West African Economic and Monetary Union (Directive n°05/2005/CM/UEMOA of 9 December 2005). Senegal has a Public Procurement Portal (www.marchéspublics.sn) where all relevant legislation and information on procurements can be found.

Decree No. 2014-1212 safeguards the general interest and public funds, enhances the transparency of procurement procedures and ensures healthy competition between candidates. To guarantee this transparency, two control bodies were set up in 2007. These are the Central Directorate for Public Procurement, (by Decree 2007-547 of 25 April 2007) and the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (by Decree 2007-546 of 25 April 2007), for a priori and a posteriori control of public procurement contracts respectively. Public Procurement Regulatory Authority, since 2018, is promoting "e-procurement" by making available an online training module and public service delegation agreements in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology. This can be considered as a fundamental prerequisite for a reform of the legislation on the digitisation of procurement procedures.

However, it should be noted that, despite the numerous reforms, public procurements system has many challenges to overcome in order to bring the procurement system up to the best international standards. These challenges, as the evaluation through the Transparent Public Procurement Rating (TPPR) has made it possible to underline, relate, among others, to: access to information, particularly in electronic, machine-readable and free of charge format, on all procurement procedures; protection of whistleblowers; digitalisation of the entire procurement procedure.

 

[1] Decree No. 2002-550 of 30 May 2002 on the Public Procurement Code, repealed the Decree No. 82-690 of 7 September 1982, thus, Senegal moved from the Public Procurement Codes 2007-545 of 25 April 2007 and 2011-1048 of 27 July 2011 to the Public Procurement Code 2014-1212 of 22 September 2014.