To promote transparency, competition, equity, achievement of value for money, sustainability and environmental best practices in the public procurement system.
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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.
In 2022, new Commissioners were sworn in by his Excellency President Dr. Irfaan Ali. The Commissioners that were sworn in were, Ms. Pauline Chase – Chairperson, Mr. Berkley Wickham – Deputy Chairperson, Ms. Dianna Rajcumar – Commissioner, Mr. Joel Bhagwandin – Commissioner, and Mr. Rajnarine Singh – Commissioner.
The purpose 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. Michael Singh. The Secretariat provides support to the Commission in the execution of its functions.
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
Promote awareness of the rules, procedures and special requirements of the procurement process among suppliers, constructors and public bodies
Safeguard the national interest in public procurement matters, having due regard to any international obligations
Monitor the performance of procurement bodies with respect to adherence to regulations and efficiency in procuring goods and services and execution of works.
Approve of procedures for public procurement, disseminate rules and procedures for public procurement and recommend modifications thereto to the public procurement entities.
Monitor and review all legislation, policies and measures for compliance with the objects and matters under its purview and report the need for any legislation to the National Assembly.
Monitor and review the procurement procedures of the ministerial, regional, and national procurement entities as well as those of project execution units.
Investigate complaints from suppliers, contractors and public entities and propose remedial action.
Investigate cases of irregularity and mismanagement, and propose remedial action.
Initiate investigations to facilitate the effective functioning of public procurement systems.
Enlist the aid of such persons, as may be necessary, to assist the Commission with expert advice.
Liaise with and refer matters to the police and the Auditor General
Do all other acts and things as may be necessary to facilitate the efficient discharge of the functions of the Commission.