On Wednesday 16 June, the draft Public Procurement Law will be discussed by the Joint Parliamentary Committees at the Lebanese Parliament.
The draft was finalized one month earlier, in May 2021, by the special parliamentary committee, chaired by MP Yassin Jaber.
The draft law, prepared by the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan with support from the World Bank, the Agence Française de Développement and the joint EU-OECD SIGMA initiative consumed +115 hours of discussions in Parliament, since June 2020. An evidence-based inclusive approach, through MAPS assessment, helped inform it.
This law, key to improving governance, competition, efficiency and value for money is also the result of consultations with key stakeholders including the business community and civil society. +45 side meetings were facilitated by the Institute to ensure ownership.
We hope that this milestone achieved in record time, will pave the way for other structural reforms necessary for Lebanon’s sustainable economic recovery.
We look forward to the voting session and to the support of the international partners for preparing its implementation including secondary legislations, guidance, e-procurement platform, capacity building and technical assistance.
For more information on the draft law discussions in Parliament, OECD-SIGMA technical assistance, national consultations and other launched components of the public procurement reform in Lebanon check this page.