Integrity aims to ensure that the actions of public officials and employees are consistent
with the law in order to prevent conflicts of interest and corruption. Conflicts of interest can lead to favouritism, abuse of power, discrimination, a lack of impartiality and objectivity, and, ultimately, corruption. Integrity facilitates appropriate management of the various interests at stake and, thus, prevents conflicts of interest that could lead to corruption in public procurement.
In this presentation Agustí Cerrillo examines the mechanisms that ensure integrity in public procurement through transparency, good management, prevention of conflicts of interest and control and accountability mechanisms. It also explores how these mechanisms are reflected in the Spanish legal framework.
It also analyses different measures to guarantee integrity included in the several
plans of democratic regeneration passed by Spanish public administration. It also studies the Act 19/2013, of 3 December, on transparency, access to public sector information and good governance and Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement.