Bill aims at placing procurement opportunities on web

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh yesterday tabled an amendment to the Procurement Act in the National Assembly that would allow for the publication of government procurement opportunities on a freely accessible website.

The bill seeks to amend the Procurement Act of 2003.  According to its Explanatory Memorandum, “in addition to the present prescribed form of publication this Bill also seeks to provide for publications required by the Principal Act being placed on a website of free access where Government procurement opportunities are displayed.”

The Procurement (Amendment) Bill 2010 is scheduled to be debated in the National Assembly shortly.

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