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• A significant contribution to the progressive improvement of the regulatory framework of public procurement;
• A fierce fight against corruption.
These results, achieved thanks to the reform deci- ded by the Head of State, and backed, in its implementation, in its strong support as well as that of the Prime Minister, Head of Government, are tangible and have contributed to reinforce the implementation rate of the Public Investment Budget (PIB), which has been rising since 2012. Actually, according to statistics from the Ministry of the Economy, the physical level of the PIB implementation moved from 86.62% in 2012 to 95.94% in 2016, passing through 89.41% in 2013, 90.26% in 2014 and 91.15% in 2015.
The mission of a controller assigned to MINMAP, coupled with that of Public Procurement Authority assigned to the head of this ministerial department, demonstrate that the Reformer, having shown spe- cial attention to the above-mentioned results, deci- ded to relieve the department from missions which gave some analysts the perception that MINMAP was both judge and party, for more attention to be given to those missions that allow to work even more to improve the above performance. The mis- sions are also closely linked to the two new funda- mental principles of public procurement in the new code, namely efficiency and integrity, which have consolidated the existing pillars of the public pro- curement building, which are freedom of access to
public procurement, equal treatment of candidates and transparency of procedures.
This is a strong signal issued by the Head of State on the governance of public procurement in general. This will of the Head of State's desire clearly expressed to promote governance and efficiency of public procurement can be better perceived through another text he signed on 12 June 2018, namely Decree N0 2018 / 355 laying down the common rules applicable to the contracts of state-owned companies which, although exempted from the Public Procurement Code by the provisions of Law N02017/011 of 12 July 2017, on the general status of state owned-enterprises, are subject to the control of the Ministry of Public Contracts.
The new code also establishes a clear separation of functions of the various players; This no longer allows any dilution of responsibilities or attempts to reject accountability on other stakeholders, which have become a leitmotif for some Project Owners.
Thus, with the new impetus in this sensitive sector of public procurement by the Head of State, a renewal of performance resulting from the dyna- mics of the redistribution of roles of the players of the system is expected. This will not only contri- bute to making the sector healthier and impact the economic environment, but also boost the march of Cameroon towards a strong and sustai- nable growth, with a view to achieving the Emergence, projected by 2035 n
 For optimal performance, MINMAP recommends the forwarding of tender documents before the end of the year

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