Discussion of the draft public procurement law in the special parliamentary committee resumed on March 24th following three months of country-wide severe lockdown due to COVID-19 second wave in the first quarter of 2021.

80% of the draft law second reading was previously completed, and debate is actually progressing with committee members and represented stakeholders, to discuss and approve provisions pertaining to the establishment of the Regulatory Authority and the Procurement Review Body, in line with international standards and guidelines, to ensure a sound and transparent governance of the procurement system in Lebanon.

To read more on draft law discussions in Parliament, OECD-SIGMA technical assistance, national consultations and other launched components of the public procurement reform in Lebanon, check the progress report