Ética Aplicada a Procesos de Contratación Pública en el Sector Eléctrico

Translated title of the contribution: Ethics Applied To Public Procurement Processes In The Electric Sector

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The objective of this article is to establish the ethical conditions to which public servants are governed, and what are the regulations that lead to those in charge of public contracting in the assignment of contracts that are assigned from the state to private companies, which seek to perform work for the state and thus achieve profits. An investigation is presented on public contracting and which are the affects that the bad assignments of contracts, these bad assignments are considered within deficient criteria of evaluation to the participating companies, that is to say the financial aspect is not evaluated (cost) but also the fulfillment of technical norms and of quality, the absence of these can cause surcharges and deficiencies at the time of the fulfillment of the same ones, which happen to be economic affectations to the state. We currently live in a society in which ethics is disappearing from people who sometimes do not apply it in its entirety or are not governed by the rules of the work entities, both by people who believe they have more power than others, and through this seek to influence selection processes, taking advantage of their degree of influence within a process and take advantage of it, as well as by individuals of the same group who treat their equals in unequal ways, in addition in this article the ethical values were related with the work that is lent to the society, that is to say the public servant must serve the others, on his own interests, in the specific case of the sector of the public contracting it is looked for that the people who are in charge of these processes, fulfill all the directives proposed by the control entities. In this way, it is very important to address the ethical aspects that must be deepened in the various stages of public procurement, these stages must be met by public servants, as well as private companies that are related to public procurement processes, ie there should be no influence of any kind from both parties, this in the ideal case, but as is known the process can often be influenced by either of the two parties and thus modify the results of the public contraction, directly affecting more than one competitor, eliminating the equality of conditions that bidders should have, directly affecting more than one competitor, eliminating the equality of conditions that bidders should have. Public contraction is a method used by the government to inject money into the country by assigning contracts to private companies, for which reason the "winners" of such contracts should become those who offer reliability and security, under optimal technical criteria. Something that is not reflected or not carried out. Additionally, the purpose of this article is to know which are the ethical values that govern public contracting, and also to have a clear idea of which are the effects that these behaviors of unfair competition produce in the Ecuadorian electric sector.
Translated title of the contributionEthics Applied To Public Procurement Processes In The Electric Sector
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalRevista Caribeña De Ciencias Sociales
Issue number5
StatePublished - 30 May 2019


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