Public Procurement Law in Bangladesh: From Bureaucratisation to Accountability

Public Procurement Law in Bangladesh: From Bureaucratisation to Accountability

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Volume 3 Issue 3 ()

Bangladesh’s public procurement law has sought to ensure transparency, accountability and fairness in government procurements. Whether its accountability goal has been satisfactorily achieved is, however, a debatable issue. The author argues that the procurement rules are somewhat de-effected both by bureaucratisation and technical avoidance of the rules. On the other hand, the judiciary does not follow a searching review of public contracts. In this background, the author analyses the Bangladeshi procurement laws and practices with a view to fathoming ‘accountability’ in public procurements urges for simplified rules, more circumscribed administrative discretion, and a robust but principled judicial review of procurement decisions.

Cite as: Ridwanul Hoque, Public Procurement Law in Bangladesh: From Bureaucratisation to Accountability, 3 NUJS L. Rev. 281 (2010)

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