Legislation Reform Activities of the Commission.

The Commission conducts reviews of existing legislation to ensure that public procurement is always conducted in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner.

In 2018, the Commission conducted research on procurement legislation of other jurisdictions, including Trinidad, India, etc. and made recommendations to the Consultant contracted by the Ministry of Finance to review and propose amendments to the Procurement Act 2003.

The Commission reviewed the draft Suspension and Debarment Regulations and made a number of recommendations, including those to specifically reflect the role and functions of the Commission in the implementation of the Regulations. The Suspension and Debarment Regulations were enacted in 2019.

In 2020, the Commission completed draft Regulations in relation to Emergency Procurement, for consideration by the appropriate agencies. The objective of the Regulations is to ensure proper administration of emergency procurement proceedings by adding specific guidelines to the Procurement Act.