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Reply to the proposal to “Accelerate the Process of Government Purchase of Public Services” (Summary)

来源: 财政部打印October 9, 2017 11:37 Source: Ministry of Finance [ Print ]

   The government's purchase of public services is an important measure to deepen the reform of the administrative management system, transform government functions, and enhance the government's public service capabilities. The Government Procurement Law of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the "Government Procurement Law") clearly stipulates that state organs, institutions and organizations at all levels use financial funds to purchase goods, projects and items within the centralized procurement catalog or above the procurement quota. Services must be government procurement. It also stipulates that government procurement shall purchase domestic goods, engineering and services. Your proposal proposes a series of constructive suggestions on accelerating the process of government procurement of public services in terms of changing concepts, raising awareness, establishing regulations, operating methods, and strengthening supervision, etc., which is in line with the spirit of the Government Procurement Law.

Government procurement is an important means of public financial management, and it has a strong role in regulating and guiding the market. The Ministry of Finance attaches great importance to the use of government procurement methods to promote government procurement of public services and has done a lot of work. At the policy formulation level, on the one hand, the Ministry of Finance further detailed the procedures and requirements for the procurement of public services through tendering in accordance with the "Government Procurement Law", and successively formulated and promulgated the "Administrative Measures for Tendering and Bidding of Government Procurement of Goods and Services" Decree No. 18), "Notice of the Ministry of Finance on Strengthening the Management of Price Evaluation of Government Procured Goods and Services Items" (Caiku [2007] No. 2) and other management measures; on the other hand, in order to reduce the cost of government procurement of public services, give full play to The scale benefits of government procurement, financial departments at all levels vigorously promoted the maintenance of automobiles, automobile insurance, automobile refueling, printing, conference services, engineering supervision, office property, development and maintenance of information management systems, urban greening, exhibition design and accounting, Service items such as cost and employment of intermediary agencies for asset evaluation are included in government procurement. After several years of efforts, the legal system and guarantee mechanism for the government to purchase public services have basically formed. In 2009, the scale of government procurement of services nationwide was 54.42 billion yuan, accounting for 7.3% of the total government procurement of 741.32 billion yuan, an increase of 20% over 2008.

In recent years, the Ministry of Finance and relevant departments of the central government have worked closely together to continuously increase the research and implementation of government procurement policies at all levels. In 2009, the Ministry of Finance, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and other nine ministries and commissions jointly issued the "Guiding Opinions on Encouraging the Government and Enterprises to Outsource Contracts to Promote the Development of China's Service Outsourcing Industry" (Caiqi [2009] No. 200), which clearly stated: "Based on the principles of reasonable allocation and resource conservation, the policy function of government procurement is further brought into play, and purchasers are encouraged to include information technology consulting, operation and maintenance, software development and deployment, testing, data processing, system integration, training, and leasing. Outsourced business involving secrets is outsourced to professional enterprises, and the scope of purchasing services is continuously expanding. Any outsourcing service that exceeds the government procurement quota standard must be purchased in accordance with relevant government procurement regulations. At the same time, it also made clear that "the comprehensive use of fiscal, financial, taxation, government procurement and other policy means, and actively promote the rapid development of the service outsourcing industry. Through policy support, strengthen the brand publicity and promotion of service outsourcing companies, and build China Service Outsourcing Brand. " The lack of information technology service standards for government procurement. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology set up an information technology service standard working group in April 2009. At present, the "Information Technology Classification and Code" and "Information Technology Service Quality Evaluation Index System" in the basic standards have been completed. Drafting of 9 standards and other drafts for consultation, and conducting pilot projects in the fields of e-government, e-commerce, and key industry informatization on product or service solutions such as information technology service quality evaluation, operation and maintenance.

At present, the Ministry of Finance is carrying out the research on "improving government procurement and promoting government service outsourcing". In the next step, we will fully absorb your suggestions, formulate government procurement policies for government procurement of public services as early as possible, and actively work with relevant departments to seriously study and improve measures to accelerate the process of government procurement of services.

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