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Transparency and Integrity

We, with the Online E-Procurement System we have developed, commit to ensure transparency in public procurement.

Country: South Korea

Status: ongoing

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: December 2020


Concrete: Concrete | New: Not New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 5 Evidence:

    Emergency Procurement guidelines

    Reorganization of specialized evaluation team for large-scale software business... Technology evaluation that becomes transparent and fair

    South Korea public procurement service- achievements

    Tenders on Procurement Portal

    And Award notices

  • 5 Notes:

    In order to increase fairness and transparency in the technical evaluation of large scale software businesses, the Procurement Agency reorganized the professional evaluation team, revised the technical evaluations standards in order to increase the differentiation of technical evaluations in negotiation agreements, and made efforts to increase the fairness of the subcontracting culture by obligating the use of standard form of subcontract in the bidding of the Procurement Agency.

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    Information on the KONEPS system is up-to -date with tender and award notices from within the month.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    PPS has been providing e-procurement services since the launch of KONEPS(Korea ONline e-procurement System) in 2002. As a result of digitalizing the entire procurement process from supplier registration to e-payment, and its position as a single window for Korea's public procurement, KONEPS has been recognized as a success case for improved transparency and increased efficiency in e-Government initiatives from international organizations. As of 2018, 55,040 public entities and 400,915 procurement suppliers are using KONEPS.

    Updated: May 30, 2019

    South Korea's online e-procurement system appears to be well maintained and the above report on ‘achievements’ shows that from 2016 to 2017 there has been a substantial increase in public organisation users and business users of the system.

    Updated: October 30, 2018

    May 2019 Update:

South Korea's Commitments
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