CHINA, People’s Republic of

Country Public Procurement Profile Survey (with E-Government Procurement Overview)
COUNTRY China, People’s Republic of
Respondent Agency Treasury Department, Government Procurement Management Division 1, Ministry of Finance
Date of First Submission Monday, July 11, 2011
Date of Last Update Monday, July 11, 2011
Part A.  Country Public Procurement Profile (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Does your country have a central Public Procurement Authority (PPA) with legal authority through legislative enactment, executive decree or administrative regulation to act as functional and normative body in public procurement?
a.      Yes
2 The PPA’s mandates involve the following responsibilities (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       formulation of procurement policy and regulations
c.       procurement oversight and post reviews
d.      procurement audit
e.       procurement complaint review
f.       monitoring and evaluation at country, sector and procuring entity level
h.      procurement capacity development and training
Others (please specify):
3 The PPA reports to:
Others (please specify):  The State Council
4 Number of people employed by the PPA: (Please provide an organizational chart of the PPA and email address for communication, if possible)
d. 15 and more
Email address for communication with PPA:
5 Does PPA have a website?
a.      Yes
Link to PPA website:
6 The PPA website covers the following areas (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       procurement related regulations and documents
b.      news, events and policy initiatives related to public procurement
f.       specific opportunities and notices for bidders
g.       posting of contract award with name of the winning bidder and contract value
h.      posting of overview and resolutions to complaints
i.        centralized online system for procurement monitoring of procuring entities
Other functions (please specify):
7 Do you have a public procurement law or any other regulatory act with legislative power? (Please provide a link or a scanned copy of its English version.) If yes, which of following are true (please select as many as applicable, one per line)?
b.      the scope the law excludes entire defense procurement
c.       the law does not cover procurement conducted by state owned enterprises
d.      the law does not cover procurement conducted by public utilities
f.       the law allows framework contracts
j.        the law establishes combination of decentralized and centralized system (decentralized for small or routine procurement and centralized for large or selected goods, works and services)
m.    the law describes principles for national registration and classification system for contractors as not a pre-condition to participate in biding process or to qualify for specific contracts.
o.      the law provides for an administrative review mechanism for complaint that allows bidder to challenge procuring entity’s decision before filing for judicial review to the court
Link to public procurement law, if any:
8 Do you have a strategic plan or reform agenda for developing the procurement system in your country? (Please provide a copy or link)
b.      Yes, this is a mid term procurement strategy with updated annual plan which is consistent with the government development objectives
Others (please specify):
9 What kind of initiatives and assistance in your view is needed to improve your public procurement system in the near future? [Please select your five most important initiatives among the choices, one per line.]
a.       Conduct an overall assessment of the effectiveness of the country’s public procurement system
c.       Assess effectiveness of the public financial management system and public administration system to generate support for public procurement policy reform
d.      Create a sustainable training system for procurement practitioners to ensure compliance, professionalism and career development
e.       Create a single window for procurement related information and statistics led by PPA and connect with e-procurement system
f.       Launch communication campaign to improve public awareness of country’s public procurement policy
Others (please specify):
Additional notes, if any:
10 What is the size of the public procurement of your country? Please select the closest corresponding values based on most recent available information or your rough assessment?
I. Average annual procurement under national and local budget
d.    more than US$ 200 million
II. Average annual procurement by State Owned Enterprises (those who are subject to the procurement regulations)
NOTE:  According to the Government Procurement Law of P.R. China, State Owned Enterprises do not perform the provisions of government procurement.
III. Average annnual procurement under Official Development Assistance (Donor-funded projects)
NOTE:  No available data by the Office of Government Procurement Administration.
Part B.  e-Government Procurement Planning (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Has your government formed or implemented a concrete plan for development of e-Gp?  Please select only one answer.  (If yes, please email a copy of the plan to
d.   The government is in initial stage of preparing the e-Gp development plan and roadmap
2 Which of the following best describes the functionality of your planned e-Gp initiatives? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
a.       a single website that consolidates and publishes all national information and policies related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
d.      e-publication of procurement awards and results
e.        system for bidders to download bidding documents and RFPs in response to the published procurement notices
f.       e-bidding system for bidders to submit their bid or proposals online and observe the online public opening of the bid
g.       e-contracting system which allows award notification and contract signing through the system
i.        online reverse auctions or electronic negotiations
l.        electronic supplier registration system
3 Do you have plans to implement any new e-Gp system at the national level? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
o.   none of above
4 Does the scope of your e-GP plans include the following? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line, and please provide a copy of the relevant documents if possible.)
b.   assessing e-readiness of procuring entities through surveys and feasibility studies
d.    creation of necessary IT infrastructure
e.   conducting user acceptance and testing
f.    testing and obtaining relevant government agency approvals with respect to information security
g.    piloting e-Gp module
h.   drafting amendments to the public procurement law and its implementing rules and   regulations to facilitate  e-Gp operations