This in-depth study was conducted by a team of experts, from the World Bank and CKS consulting, from June 2020 to January 2021. It presents research findings on a selection of technologies identified as "disruptive" that could potentially be useful for public procurement.
The report includes several case studies of experience gained from the deployment of these technologies around the world, complemented by desk research, allowing for an assessment of the technologies’ maturity level and their capacity to create value in the public procurement process. The preconditions required to adopt the new systems and the potential interaction between them are also discussed.
Mainstream technologies are covered, such as cloud-based SaaS platform (Source to Contract - S2C / Procure to Pay - P2P), Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain. Insights were provided as well on Geographic Information Systems, the Internet of Things, Drones and 3D Printing.
Disruptive Technologies in Public Procurement, January 2021, World Bank, Washington, DC. License: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 IGO.
The report is also available on the World Bank web site: Download