Our Mission



To promote transparency, competition, equity, achievement of value for money, sustainability and environmental best practices in the public procurement system.

More about the Public Procurement Commision...

The Public Procurement Commission established under Article 212 W of the Constitution of Guyana, was constituted on October 28 2016 when the first five (5) Commissioners were sworn in by His Excellency President David Granger.

The Commissioners that were sworn in were, Mrs. Carol Corbin - Chairperson, Dr. Nanda Gopaul - Deputy Chairperson, Ms. Emily Dodson - Commissioner Mr. Ivor English - Commissioner and Mr. Sukrishnalall Pasha – Commissioner. The Commissioners served for a period of three (3) years.

The tenure of two Commissioners: Mrs. Carol Corbin- Chairperson and Dr. Nanda Gopaul- Deputy Chairperson was extended for one year to October, 2020 by his Excellency President David A. Granger, in accordance with the terms and conditions of Section 212(Y) (2) of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

The pupose of the Commission as detailed in the Constitution is to monitor and review the functioning of all public procurement systems to ensure that they are in accordance with law and such policy guidelines as may be determined by the National Assembly.

The Commission established its Secretariat, which is headed by Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sean Noel. The Secretariat provides support to the Commission in the execution of its functions.

Commissioners
From the left, Chairperson of the PPC, Mrs. Carol Corbin, Commissioner Sukrishnalall Pasha, his Excellency President David A. Granger, Commissioner Ivor English, Deputy Chairperson, Dr. Nanda Gopaul and Commissioner Emily Dodson. (photo taken October 28, 2016)

Our Functions

Our functions are clearly defined in the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, outlined at Article 212 AA.

a
monitor and review the functioning of all public procurement systems to ensure that they are in accordance with the lay and such policy guidelines as may be determined by the National Assembly;
b
promote awareness of the rules, procedures and special requirements of the procurement process among suppliers, constructors and public bodies;
c
safeguard the national interest in public procurement matters, having due regard to any international obligations;
d
monitor the performance of procurement bodies with respect to adherence to regulations and efficiency in procuring goods and services and execution of works;
e
approve of procedures for public procurement, disseminate rules and procedures for public procurement and recommend modifications thereto to the public procurement entities;
f
monitor and review all legislation, policies and ,easures for compliance with the objects and matters under its purview and report the need for any legislation to the National Assembly;
g
monitor and review the procurement procedures of the ministrial, regional, and national procurement entities as well as those of project execution units;
h
investigate complaints from suppliers, contractors and public entities and propose remedial action;
i
investigate cases of irregularity and mismanagement, and propose remedial action;
j
initiate invetigations to facilitate the effective funcioning of public procurement systems;
k
enlist the aid of such persons, as may be necessary, to assist the Commission with expert advice;
l
liaise with and refer matters to the police and the Auditor General; and
m
do all other acts and things as may be necessary to facilitate the efficient discharge of the functions of the Commission.

Our Values



Confidentiality

Share information only to whom it concerns

Teamwork

Interact with the best of intentions.

Impartiality

We believe in fairness.

Respect

Be polite. Treat everyone with kindness.

Commitment

Give 150% effort to every task.

Integrity

Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Transparency

Desist from secretcy.