Indonesia began implementing the electronic procurement (e-Procurement) policy in 2010 marked by the issuance of Head of National Public Procurement Agency Regulation Number 2 of 2010 concerning Electronic Procurement Service. This is an effort to accelerate corruption eradication and improve transparency and accountability in government’s spending. The implementation of the Electronic Procurement Service is also to support public information disclosure practices in the Country as regulated in the Public Information Disclosure Law Number 14 of 2008.
In addition to that, Indonesia’s political leaders have also shown much interest in making procurement processes more efficient to stimulate economic growth. The government has even made it mandatory to conduct all procurement through an e-procurement system and issued some regulations concerning this matter, the latest was the Presidential Regulation Number 16 of 2018 on Public Procurement.
However, the implementation of regulations that can support the realization of transparent and accountable public procurement process is still weak. Though Indonesia already have the Public Information Disclosure Law Number 14 of 2008, information and documents on all phases of procurement are not all published online, much less accessible as open data. Information is generally available up to the selection stage, while information about awards, performance and termination stages are unavailable. In addition, public procurement regulation remains fragmented, and the lack of a unified public procurement law makes enforcing legislation difficult in practice.
To find out more about the implementation of open contracting in Indonesia, have a look below at the report Hivos Open Up Contracting Team has prepared.