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Coping with challenges of procurement

  • Robin A. Suryo
    Robin A. Suryo

    Economist and deputy chairman of the National Public Procurement Agency (LKPP)

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 9, 2018   /  03:58 pm
Coping with challenges of procurement Pumps procurement and good water management is necessary to address the threat of flooding in the underground. (The Jakarta Post/Wienda Parwitasari)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently signed and issued Presidential Regulation (PR) No. 16 /2018 on Government Procurement to replace the PR No. 54/2010. In essence, the government procurement regulation sets rules and procedures on how the government purchases goods and services. Government purchases are very important for it to function well, especially in providing public goods and public services. It is expected to have big and positive impacts on business, economy and eventually, public welfare. The money allocated for purchasing goods and services comes from taxpayers, and should ultimately be spent in the public interest. Statistics show that government spending on goods and services has increased tremendously in the last eight years, from approximately Rp 300 trillion (US$21.9 billion) in 2010 to almost Rp 800 trillion in 2018 nationally, and it is expecte...

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