In the Spotlight
PPC begins Stakeholders’ Consultations on Debarment Legislation.
The Government of Guyana has, over the past decade, engaged in a series of governance reform programmes in key Public Financial Management areas. In 2014, a technical co-operation, ‘Public Procurement Modernization and Financial Management Strengthening in Guyana’, initiative funded by the IDB was initiated. Part of the objectives of that agreement included a review of the legal and regulatory framework governing public procurement in Guyana.
The lack of existing Legislation to treat with debarment issues has been identified as one area, where the legal and regulatory framework needed strengthening. The Public Procurement Commission has completed its initial review of the draft debarment legislation provided by the Ministry of Finance, and will soon begin stakeholder consultations.
The Public Procurement Commission plans to conclude its stakeholder consultations and other activities necessary to submit the proposed debarment legislation to the Attorney General’s Office by the end of 2018.
The PPC at Work
Public Procurement Commission’s Staff Workshop
Speakers at the event included: Mrs. Carol Corbin – Chairperson, Commissioners Ms. Emily Dodson and Mr. Ivor English. The event was opened by Mr. Sean Noel- Chief Executive Officer.
Work plan presentations were made by Ms. Faria Mohamed – Head, Operations and Mrs. Lorraine Lord – Head, Corporate Services.
Members of the Public Procurement Commission hosting a stakeholder consultation with representatives of NPTAB on February 26, 2018 to discuss proposed debarment regulations.