The Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) is an Inter-American system mechanism that provides high-level horizontal technical cooperation to generate and strengthen linkages among its members; promote the exchange of human, technical, financial, and material resources to generate knowledge, experiences, and best practices in public procurement in the countries of the Americas. The INGP helps to strengthen national institutions in the countries of the Americas to make their public procurement and contracting processes more efficient, effective, and transparent, in order to be more credible and accountable to citizens.
The INGP is made up of national-level government institutions of 33 countries of the Americas, which have the highest technical and legal responsibility for public procurement stewardship, regulation, management, oversight, or reform.
Procurement iNET (Information, Networking, Education and Transaction), aspires to become the digital space for public procurement professionals from around the world. It will keep them informed about the latest practices, policies and more.
Procurement iNET will also allow professionals to network with each other. They could identify people similar to them and reach out via the platform to connect, interact, learn & share with those whom they identify with. The platform will also provide many structured courses to enhance knowledge and skills in public procurement. These courses, developed in collaboration with leading procurement professionals, are designed to help enhance capacity in public procurement.
Procurement iNET platform has commenced highlighting global opportunities available for those pursuing a career in public procurement.
Asian Development Bank is supporting implementation of e-procurement solutions in its Asia and Pacific member countries. Leveraging on cross-border trade and regional economic cooperation, e-GP may serve as a strategic tool of contributing to more transparent, efficient and fit-for- purpose public procurement. ADB set up Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network among its member countries in 2014, hosting its Inaugural conference in ADB HQ in Manila, Philippines in 2015. APPPeN organized 2 subsequent conference in Seoul, Korea in collaboration with Public Procurement Service, Republic of Korea in 2016 and in Tbilisi, Georgia in collaboration with State Procurement Agency in 2017.
The Asia Pacific e-Procurement Network Website (http://www.e-gp.adb.org) is a key component of ADB’s knowledge exchange system that primarily serves as a one-stop shop forum for all current development or information pertaining to e-Procurement. It targets all public procurement professionals specifically in developing member countries (DMCs) and non-DMCs in the region and in other regions who wish to share their experiences and best practices in implementing e-GP. It is designed to strengthen the capacity of public procurement agencies and professionals and, through surveys, serve as an e-Procurement observatory that can provide insights into the rapidly changing landscape of e-procurement.