GPL awarded contracts worth $$B in breach of Procurement Act

– 2011 to 2015 audit finds

For years the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) breached Section 24 of the Procurement Act 2003, awarding billions of dollars in contracts in direct contravention of the act, since it did so without the approval of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) and it had no written permission to do so by the NPTAB.

In so doing there has been “collusion and misfeasance” and this contributed to ensuring that preferred contractors were awarded contracts, according to an audit done of the company between the period November 2011 and May 2015 by Nigel Hinds Financial Services. …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.

More in Local News


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Guyanese man, woman die in New Jersey car crash

  2. Five remanded over murder of Tain mother

  3. Ruby fisherman beaten to death after reportedly trying to rob woman

  4. Alleged mastermind in Tain execution turns herself over to police

  5. New Thriving Restaurant owed GPL over $90m at end of 2015 –audit

  6. Man succumbs after Haslington accident

  7. Five remanded over murder of Williamsburg phone card dealer

  8. Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

  9. GPL knew Colin Welch faked resume six months after hire – audit

Recommended For You