The Toolkit helps governments to eliminate barriers to competition by providing a method for identifying unnecessary restraints on market activities and developing alternative, less restrictive measures that still achieve government policy objectives.
An effective procurement policy must be designed to obtain goods and services at the lowest possible price or, more generally, to achieve the best value for money. Vigorous competition among suppliers helps governments realise this objective.
This toolkit provides advice for consumer authorities on how to assess areas where markets may be failing consumers and how best to address the problems consumers may face.
Since 1990, the OECD has been serving competition authorities in every region of the world through several capacity building activities.