May 15, 2020
A proposal with a draft decree by which various provisions of the Public Sector Procurement, Leasing and Services Law are reformed, added and repealed was recently published, which has the purpose of establishing a new legal framework to regulate public contracting in order to fulfill certain commitments acquired by the current government in matters of transparency and the fight against corruption, where the following modifications are of particular relevance:
These are some of the most relevant modifications in this proposal that should be widely discussed in order to give contractors clarity and legal certainty about their implementation in harmony with the Mexican Constitution, other provisions of our current legal framework and international treaties.
Although the face-to-face sessions of the Chamber of Deputies are suspended due to the measures implemented for the mitigation and control of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commissions continue to work virtually and the possibility of holding plenary sessions in the same way is being considered, and taking into consideration the priority of this initiative, the intention is to discuss it shortly. OLIVARES will continue to monitor and follow up on the corresponding discussions and possible actions to be taken once it is approved.