In this report, we give focus to a very Mexican characteristic in the law and regulations, which is to blur the critical path of decision-making in a fog of language about how one government agency advises another and a third making decisions based on the guidelines of someone else, etc., etc. The goal, it would seem, is to make 100 percent certain that there is no paper trail that would link any one public official to any given decision. That’s the Mexican way of doing things in matters of government procurement.
In an earlier report, Market Note 183, we commented on the 1,200 pages of documentation about the awards in the mega-tender. In none of those pages could a reader link any official, by function or name, to any decision regarding the procurement of those services.
We are curious about the provenance of these documents linked below. It strikes us as a bit odd that they should only be available in HTML, without a PDF download.
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