• Country Notes

    India: India procurement for global operations may be counted for local sourcing obligations

    30 Oct, 2017: Multinational retailers such as Ikea and H&M could soon enjoy easier sourcing norms with government planning to relax the conditions for 30 per cent mandatory local purchase for their Indian retail operations. The industry department is finalising a proposal that will allow foreign companies to count the procurement they do for their global operations from India as part of their local sourcing obligations.

    Saudi Arabia: US, Saudi Arabia join forces on public procurement reform

    29 Oct, 2017: The US Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), discussed the Saudi government’s procurement system and the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to align its procurement law with international standards.The engagement is part of the Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)….

    Nigeria: JigawaGovt Approves N18M For Procurement Of Anti-Malaria Drugs

    27 Oct, 2017: Jigawa Government has approved N18million for the procurement of anti-malaria drugs for distribution to the 27 Local Government Areas and nine General Hospitals across the state.Dr Abba Zakari, State’s Commissioner for Health, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Dutse on Friday.

    UK: Government creates local procurement hub

    24 Oct, 2017: New online portal aims to connect suppliers and buyers to help get more local food into public procurement. A new portal to connect suppliers with buyers is promising to boost availability of local food in public procurement.The new hub brings together food suppliers and buyers from schools, hospitals and government departments, and aims to streamline the procurement process by acting as an online catalogue.

    Malawi: Malawi procurement boss Taulo says PPDA to replace ODPP

    23 Oct, 2017: The recent enactment of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (PPDA) Bill of June 2017 will see the establishment of the new regulatory authority of public procurement and disposal of public assets in the country which will soon replace the Office of the Directorate of Public Procurement (ODPP).ODPP Director Paul Taulo told a procurement and supply management conference in Mangochi on Friday that the PPDA shall step ….

    Spain: Spain approves a new public procurement law

    20 Oct, 2017: On Thursday 19 October, Spanish Congress approved a new Public Procurement Law, rejecting all of the amendments that had been included by the Senate (to articles 122.2, 149.4. penultimate paragraph and 202.2. third paragraph, which would have allowed successful tenderers to give preference to company-wide collective bargaining agreements over those applicable sector-wide). This concludes the legislative process for approving the Public Procurement Law.

    Bermuda: Procurement, Committees & Ministerial Code

    20 Oct, 2017: The now amended Ministerial Code of Conduct, which is expected to be tabled in the coming weeks, requires a Minister, as soon as possible after the receipt of all gifts of any value, to disclose the gift and also to disclose “all hospitality from any source which might reasonably be thought to influence Ministerial action in any manner.”

    Angola: Team to Improve Procurement Database Created

    18 Oct, 2017: A working group has been created to ensure the continuous functioning of the public procurement database of the State's financial management systems.Established by the ministries of Finance and Telecommunications and Information Technology, the team is to help run the Integrated State Financial Management System (SIGFE)….

    India: Govt.might bring in exceptions to the 30 per cent procurement rule to MNCs, MSMEs say detrimental

    16 Oct, 2017: With the different Multi-National Companies (MNC’s) demanding relaxation on the 30 per cent procurement norm from the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and news reports surfacing that the proposal is under the consideration of the government, the MSMEs say that the move if done, would be detrimental for the sector.

    Zambia: Public Procurement Act To Undergo Surgery

    16 Oct, 2017: Zambian Public Procurement Act will next year undergo a major surgery to seal off all loopholes for public funds on the expenditure side, Finance Minister Felix Mutati has said.Public procurement accounts for about 40 per cent of the total Government expenditure and, therefore, addressing the law affecting it is one way of curbing the continued loss of revenue when spending,….

    UK: NHS England begins big e-consultation procurement

    16 Oct, 2017: NHS England is pushing forward with its plan to increase the use of e-consultations in primary and urgent care, with the first step towards setting up a national procurement framework. It has published a prior information notice for a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) – which gives suppliers the chance to join during the lifetime of the framework – to size up the market’s interest.

    Nigeria: Nigeria Public Procurement Act most complex in the world – Agric Minister

    12 Oct, 2017: Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief AuduOgbe said, Nigeria’s current Procurement Act was the most complex in the world.He told the Senate Committee on Agriculture when he was being grilled on the ministry’s 2017 budget performance on Thursday.

    United States of America: NAFTA talks focus on procurement amid doubts over deal chances

    12 Oct, 2017: North American Free Trade Agreement negotiators are set to cover the difficult issue of government procurement on Thursday as they try to revamp the pact that U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate.Canada and Mexico want their companies to be able to bid on more U.S. federal andstate government contracts,…

    Malawi: President assents to Malawi public procurement law

    11 Oct, 2017: President Peter Mutharika has signed into law the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Bill, parliament has confirmed. Parliament passed an insertion to the Act which forces government to buy a minimum of 60 percent of its procurement needs from businesses run by indigenous Malawians.

    Nigeria: Kogi Reforms Public Procurement Process to Attract Foreign Investment

    11 Oct, 2017: In its bid to encourage foreign direct investment to Kogi State, the State Government is stepping up the public procurement process to attract foreign investors to take advantage of numerous mineral and natural resources.Secretary to the State Government, Dr. ArikeFolashadeAyoade, at a sensitisation workshop for political office-holders on public…

    India: Railways to cut delays, go for bulk procurement: Goyal

    11 Oct, 2017: Railway Minister PiyushGoyal said Railways will now go for bulk procurement and disburse payments within 30 days of all work orders. The Railways will go for bulk procurement for modernisation of trains and railway stations.

    Indonesia: Indonesia looks to consolidate procurement rules

    10 Oct, 2017: The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 9 October that it will review its defence procurement procedures with a view to introducing a consolidated policy. The aim is to simplify processes and enhance transparency, it said.The MoD said the review is necessary in light of “different perceptions” about defence acquisition processes in the country, which has resulted in “misunderstandings in various institutions”.

    Zimbabwe: Public Procurement Act effective date set for next year

    10 Oct, 2017: The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act,which is meant to regulate the procurement procedures at all state controlled institutions is expected to come into effect in January 2018. The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act will repeal the Procurement Act as well as abolish the State Procurement Board which will become the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ).

    Nigeria: NHIS pledges strict adherence to public procurement rules

    09 Oct, 2017: AlhajiAtahiru Ibrahim, the Acting Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has pledged to ensure strict adherence to public procurement rules in the execution of projects by the scheme. He said the management of the scheme was therefore determined to plug all administrative and technical loopholes …

    Saudi Arabia: Saudis changing procurement rules to save money, boost local firms

    08 Oct, 2017: Saudi Arabia’s government is changing the way it procures goods and services to save money, make the process fairer and aid local suppliers, the Finance ministry said on Sunday.The ministry, responsible for allocating tens of billions of dollars each year to keep the government running and build infrastructure ….

    Philippines: Tweaks in procurement law needed to end Filipino bias

    27 Sept, 2017: Multilateral lenders are now working with the government in harmonizing the country’s procurement procedures with international standards to allow more foreign participation, especially for massive infrastructure projects that require the latest technologies to speed up and improve implementation. Asian Development Bank (ADB) Philippines Office Country Specialist Joven Balbosa told reporters that International Competitive Bidding (ICB) ..

    India: Government tender for electric cars revised to include more companies

    26 Sept, 2017: The government has revised its tender seeking to buy electric cars for the use of the state, following objections by some companies that the specifications initially put out were tailored to suit a certain manufacturer. Specifically, the state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), which is buying 10,000 electric cars.

    South Africa: World Bank urges South African firms to seize $45bn African procurement opportunity

    26 Sept, 2017: The World Bank Group is actively encouraging South African businesses to participate more actively in a $45-billion procurement opportunity that will arise over the coming three years as a result of a recently approved funding commitment to 39 low-income African countries.

    Ethiopia: World Bank: Procurement Plan Ethiopia Geothermal Sector Development Project

    25 Sept, 2017: The World Bank has published the procurement plan for the Ethiopia Geothermal Sector Development Project, originally released in 204, updated in February 2016. The Period covered by this procurement plan covers July 2017 to January 2019. It includes work package on works and goods, for drilling contractors and civil work for the geothermal projects …

    India: Government to introduce preferential public procurement for cyber security products

    26 Sept, 2017: The government is planning to introduce preferential treatment for cyber security products in public procurement. The ministry of electronics and IT (MEITY) has released a draft notification proposing preference for domestically manufactured or produced cyber security products for public procurement.

    Australia: Local firms get $6.5 million in ACT government contracts since procurement policy started this year

    25 Sep, 2017: Local firms have won $6.5 million in ACT government contracts since the start of a new policy aiming to boost Canberra region companies winning tenders. The government two years ago pledged to create a new policy to level the playing field between local firms and interstate companies vying for territory contracts, a policy that has been officially operating since January this year.

    Hungary: Hungary initiates regional cooperation in public procurement

    22 Sept, 2017: The public procurement bodies from the Visegrád Group countries, namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia, attended a joint meeting called by the Hungarian Public Procurement Authority. The purpose of the event was to discuss best practices with the aim to boost efficiency of procurement in the participating countries.

    European Union: EU to present an e-Library of public procurement good practices

    21 Sept, 2017: The European Commission will next month unveil a new tool for sharing of good practices to improve the compliance and quality of public procurement across the EU. It hopes the e-Library will offer a number of tangible benefits from the sharing of good practices in the area of public procurement such as improved efficiency and effectiveness, and better value-for-money.

    Croatia: New Public Procurement Rules Bring Challenges

    19 Sept, 2017: The news law on Public Procurement has been in force since the beginning of this year, while the obligatory application of the most economically advantageous bid as the selection criterion, instead of the lowest price criterion, began on July 1. Experiences with the new law were presented on Tuesday at the conference “Public-Procurement-Application of the most economically advantageous bidcriterion”, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Croatioa…

    Australia: Cross River Rail releases procurement and delivery strategy

    19 Sept, 2017: The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has announced its procurement and delivery strategy for the Queensland Government funded AU$5.4 billion Cross River Rail project. Core components of the Cross River Rail project will be delivered through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and an Alliance.

    Moldova: Moldova Launces New E-Procurement System In Search For Positive Change

    17 Sept, 2017: Moldova has launched the new e-procurement system (MTender), in order to improve transparency and increase the opportunities for private companies to acquire public contracts. “This platform will bring benefits both to the state — better prices for quality products, and to entrepreneurs — creating a competitive environment,” says finance minister, Octavian Armasu, when launching MTender.

    Bangkok: Procurement law expands coverage

    16 Sep, 2017: The Government Procurement and Supplies Management Act of 2017 has extended adoption of the state procurement process to over 9,000 state agencies in central, regional and local areas from only 1,000 under the previous regulation. The new law, which took effect from Aug 23, requires central, regional and local state agencies, independent bodies and organisations under the constitution to apply the state procurement process, said...

    Canada: Government of Canada uses simplified procurement to award contract for digital services

    15 Sept, 2017: The Government of Canada is committed to making its procurement process simpler and less burdensome for small businesses. The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced Wednesday the awarding of a contract to improve the user experience of the government's Open by Default portal, a pilot initiative of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS).

    Australia: Australian cyber security partner expects, fresh growth amid Govt IT procurement reforms

    14 Sep, 2017: Australian cyber security partner, Penten, expects to double in size over the next year thanks, in part, to the introduction of the Federal Government’s new IT procurement rules. In August, the Federal Government’s Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, revealed new procurement reforms that see federal public sector IT contracts capped at $100 million. The procurement changes also see a pledge by the Government to inject an additional $650 million …

    Slovenia: Green public procurement expanded

    14 Sept, 2017: The government on Thursday amended the green public procurement regulation in order to expand green requirements to additional contracting segments.

    South Africa: Influence of procurement departments on marketers

    3 Sep, 2017: It is particularly important to note the National Treasury’s amendment to the Public Preferential Procurement Frame Work Act, which aims to secure at least 30% of procurement from black-owned SMMEs from previously disadvantaged constituencies. While agencies are generally aware of this amendment, its importance in the procurement process cannot be overstated.

    India: MSME ministry holds talks with CPSEs on public procurement

    13 Sept, 2017: The MSME ministry today said it has conducted detailed consultations with public sector enterprises on ways to achieve the target of mandatory procurement from SC/ST entrepreneurs. The Public Procurement Policy 2012 stipulates that 4 per cent of the total procurement shall be done by ministries, departments and Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) from the entities owned by SC/ST.

    India, Mumbai: State nod for decentralised procurement policy

    13 Sept, 2017: The State has approved a new decentralised policy for procurement of essential commodities during crisis. Earlier, the State had to take permission from the Centre to procure essential commodities whose prices had risen beyond the reach of the common man. At present, when prices fluctuate, the State Food and Civil Supplies Department demands a subsidised price list from the Centre and puts up a proposal for procurement with the State government.

    India: Railways to Opt for Reverse Bidding to Reduce Procurement Expenditure

    12 Sept, 2017: Aiming at increasing competition and reducing expenditure on procurement, the Indian Railways will adopt a reverse bidding process for high-value items like rolling stock parts, track equipment and cement among other purchases. Reverse auction is an online bidding process that allows vendors to submit multiple bids on time scale and then compete online with each other by offering lowest acceptable bids.

    Australia: Queensland Government releases the Queensland Information Technology Contracting (QITC) procurement framework

    08 Sept, 2017: The Queensland Government has recently released its new information and communications technology (ICT) procurement framework, the Queensland Information Technology Contracting (QITC) framework. The QITC framework replaces the existing Government Information Technology and Communications (GITC) framework. GITC was developed as a national framework in the 1990s, but in more recent times, state and federal government organisations .

    United Kingdom: New IT procurement framework aims to save public sector £180m

    07 Sept, 2017: Public sector organisations have been encouraged to save millions on the cost of specialist IT expertise by buying through a new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) procurement framework. The CCS has also confirmed that it has this week awarded its new Technology Services 2 framework, with SMEs representing more than 60% of the total numbers of suppliers signed up.

    Moscow: Bill on extension of government’s powers during procurement reaches State Duma

    06 Sept, 2017: A bill extending the powers of government in the sphere of state procurement contracts has reached the State Duma, the statement of the lower house of parliament reads on Wednesday. The bill allows the government to determine the lists of goods, works, services, leases (including freight and leasing). In addition, it may determine the initial and maximum price of a contract, setting limit beyond which customers can not conclude agreements without consent of the commission.

    Deloitte: What Does Chief Procurement Officers on the ‘other side’ think Deloitte CPO Survey 2017- Highlights

    Procurement is using the procurement levers of consolidating spend (40%), increasing competition (35%), specification improvement (28%), increasing levels of supplier collaboration (26%) and reducing total ownership costs (26%). The survey shows that executive support for procurement has never been stronger. For high performing CPOs who wish to have significant influence over commercial decisions, value delivery and risk management, the elevated expectations of the organization will demand a significant improvement in execution, performance and leadership. This year 75% of CPOs surveyed believe that procurement’s role in delivering digital strategy will increase in the future and are also clear that technology will impact all procurement processes to some degree.

    Nigeria: The Minister of Power, Works & Housing Seeks Review Of Procurement Laws

    25 Aug, 2017: The Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has called for a review of Procurement Laws to facilitate the delivery of affordable housing even as he rejected the 15 percent mobilisation fee paid to contractors for projects. To this end, he suggested for 50 percent mobilisation fee adding that the procurement law is obstructing the development and growth of Nigeria.

    Australia: Australia caps government IT contracts at $100m in procurement

    25 Aug, 2017: The Australian government is following the UK’s example and is introducing new ‘red lines’ for IT procurement contracts – to encourage more competition. Australia’s federal government has announced that it will no longer be signing IT contracts with suppliers that are worth more than $100 million…

    India: India urges WTO to include a permanent solution to the public procurement for food security needs to be part of the agenda for the Buenos Aires ministerial meet in December

    24 Aug, 2017: India has urged the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to prepare the agenda for the next ministerial meet, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before October so that it could be given final shape at the mini-ministerial meeting to be held on 9-10 October in Morocco. India insists that, as promised, a permanent solution to the public procurement for food security needs to be part of the agenda for the Buenos Aires ministerial meet.

    Australia, Sydney : NSW local govt procurement conference

    22 Aug, 2017: This year’s Local Government Procurement Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, 30 November and Friday, 1 December at the Sydney Masonic Centre in Sydney. The theme for the event is Building Procurement Capability and Embracing Innovation, and the key topics covered over…

    Ghana: Adhere to all procurement procedures

    22 Aug, 2017: Mr Dominic Nitiwul, Defence Minister, has called on the entity tender committees of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ministry of Defence to adhere to all procurement procedures to ensure the delivery of value for money services. He urged the committees to discharge their duties in a professional manner and conduct their activities in a fair and transparent manner, oversee the tendering process with equity and fairness.

    India: New procurement norms come to the aid of solar power producers

    22 Aug, 2017: The Power Ministry’s latest guidelines on tariff-based competitive bidding and the process for procurement of power from grid-connected solar power projects have come to their rescue. According to the guidelines, the government will compensate solar power producers for grid unavailability, back down, and transmission constraints, if any. This has been a long standing demand of the industry.

    Australia: Government reforms IT procurement in $650m boon for local start-ups

    22 Aug, 2017: The federal government has reformed its information technology procurement rules to give local start-ups a chance to win work worth up to $650 million a year. From Wednesday, a cap of $100 million on the maximum value of government IT contracts has been introduced, and their maximum duration will be three years.

    Canada: Canada pushing for procurement to support female entrepreneurs

    20 Aug, 2017: The Liberal government is thinking about using its massive purchasing power to support women in business. Inclusive federal procurement is a potential avenue through which the Government of Canada can demonstrate leadership and support for women’s entrepreneurship,” said a November 2016 memo prepared for Patty Hajdu, who was then minister for the status of women.

    Ukraine: UNDP announces procurement of medicines using 2017 budget funds under several programs

    19 Aug, 2017: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has announced the collection of bids to procure medicines for several programs using the 2017 budget funds. On August 16, 2017, the UNDP announced collection of bids to procure medicines to treat infertility of women (eight lots) and treat patients with multiocular sclerosis..

    South Africa: Public works department moves to deal with local procurement

    18 Aug, 2017: Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has unveiled a holistic programme aimed at improving the efficiency of his department and making sure that initiatives implemented by government benefits local communities. Nhleko presented his strategy at a media briefing in Pretoria on Friday.

    GDS: ‘a step change in public procurement’

    17 Aug, 2017: Government Digital Service takes part in OECD initiative to create strategic plan to reform procurement to make it more open and flexible. he Government Digital Service is drawing up plans to reshape government technology procurement to make it more transparent and agile. Representatives of the UK government’s technology arm – alongside counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, and Chile – are….

    Saudi Arabia: Saudi government launches new procurement, industry body

    16 Aug, 2017: The Saudi government authorised the creation of the new General Authority of Military Industries (GAMI) on 15 August, with the organisation to have broad powers in procurement, offset, and industrial development. Establishment of new body comes as country is working to implement Vision 2030, which aims to boost domestic defence procurement from 2% of the budget to 50%.

    India: Public procurement portal, CII sign MoU to create awareness

    14 Aug, 2017: Public procurement portal GeM and industry body CII have inked a pact to create awareness about online purchase of goods and services by government agencies and departments, the Commerce Ministry said today. "This MoU between GeM and CII is aimed at establishing GeM Samvaad- a participative and collaborative approach with the industry for promoting Indian industry and entrepreneurship," it said in a statement.

    Italy: Milan launches procurement for 80 new trams

    14 Aug, 2017: Milan’s public transport operator, ATM, is inviting manufacturers to supply 80 new trams for the city. The six-year contract is for the supply of up to 80 trams, with an initial firm order for 30 vehicles.

    Philippines: Government mulls new rules on procurement

    12 Aug, 2017: The government is mulling changes in the procurement process, particularly in the payment of contractors, to weed out unqualified bidders and ensure that projects are swiftly implemented, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. In an interview, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the DBM …

    Ukraine: World Bank may use ProZorro e-procurement system for its projects in Ukraine

    10 Aug, 2017: After assessing ProZorro public e-procurement system, the World Bank said it may use this platform for conducting purchases of goods and services in Ukraine, the government’s press service reports.  “The World Bank has completed the evaluation of functioning of ProZorro public e-procurement system in Ukraine. The target of the mission was to examine whether ProZorro meets the requirements of the Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) for conducting electronic public…

    India: Commerce Ministry To Shut Down Government’s 100-Year-Old Procurement Arm This Fiscal

    09 Aug, 2017: An over 100-year-old government procurement arm, the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D), will be shut down this fiscal year, Press Trust of India has reported, adding that the commerce ministry has already started the process. "We are closing DGS&D. We would close it in this fiscal only. It is more than 100-year-old organisation," a commerce ministry official, ….

    Ireland: Procurement Law Update

    08 Aug, 2017: There have been a number of significant developments for public procurement in Ireland this year. Firstly in May, Ireland implemented the Concessions Directive. In July new guidelines and template tender documents aimed at improving how public contracts are procured and ensuring compliance with the public procurement rules were published by the Office of Government Procurement.

    Ghana: Let there be more transparency in procurement processes

    04 Aug, 2017: The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, has asked Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to go to every length to ensure openness and transparency in procurement processes of the assemblies. They must resist any temptation to inflate procurement invoices, sole-sourcing, buying from companies which did not issue valued added tax (VAT) receipts…

    Malaysia: ‘Project contracts subject to review by procurement committee’

    03 Aug, 2017: All project tenders go for review under the National Procurement Committee, even if there is a directive from the prime minister or other ministers, says Treasury secretary-general Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah. The the committee, which comes under the finance ministry, is tasked with looking into the project contracts, whether they are direct negotiations, open tenders or limited tenders.

    Jamaica: Procurement Matters To Get Priority Treatment In Special Zones

    01 Aug, 2017: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that matters of procurement must be treated as priority, once an area is designated a Zone of Special Operation. The Law Reform (Zone of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Bill was signed into law on July 14.   The law gives members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica…

    Bangladesh: World Bank approves 570 mln USD for Bangladesh’s health, public procurement

    31 July, 2017: The World Bank has approved a total of 570 million U.S. dollars for two projects in Bangladesh to improve health, nutrition, and population services and strengthen the country's public procurement. The 515 million U.S. dollars Health Sector Support Project will strengthen the country's health system and improve quality and coverage of essential service delivery, with a focus on northeastern Sylhet and southeastern Chittagong divisions, …

    Australia: Queensland tightens procurement net

    31 July, 2017: From September, the Queensland Government will narrow its procurement net to heavily favour suppliers within the state. The state’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, revealed her government’s new multi-billion-dollar Queensland Procurement Strategy and Policy (QPP) on 29 July. The announcement came after Cabinet agreed the State Government would no longer be constrained or bound by free trade agreements that have seen jobs go off-shore or interstate.

    Ghana Hosts Conference On Procurement, Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics

    27 July, 2017: A conference on the Movement and Importance of Procurement, Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics, yesterday, began in Accra. The two-day conference, which is taking place under the theme: "Unlocking West Africa's Supply Chain through Collaboration, Innovation and Standardization", is aimed at facilitating the sharing of new ideas and perspectives from the Procurement, Supply Chain and Transport and Logistics sector.

    India: India open up public procurement

    27 July, 2017: Pressure is mounting on India to open up its more than $300 billion-worth public procurement market under the proposed mega Free Trade Agreement (FTA) called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Public/government procurement broadly refers to the process by which government (at the Central, State and local levels), its agencies/departments…

    Kenya: Procurement board allows IEBC to proceed with media campaigns tender

    26 July, 2017: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been allowed to proceed with the Sh423 million contract for communication consultancy ahead of the August 8 polls. The Public Procurement and Administrative Review Board (PPARB) decision cleared the way for IEBC to roll out media campaign to sensitise and educate voters two weeks to the General Election.

    Ireland: OGP publishes new Public Procurement Guidelines and updated Template Documents

    24 July, 2017: On 5 July 2017, the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) published a new set of guidelines on the procurement of goods and services (the Guidelines). The Guidelines, available here, are primarily intended as guidance for public bodies but also provide a toolkit for suppliers and practitioners. The OPG has simultaneously published an updated suite of template procurement documents. These new templates constitute a more user-friendly version…

    AfDB: New policy will reduce delays in procurement process of AfDB-funded projects

    24 July, 2017: Contractors will now be able to process tender applications faster and easily, thanks to a new policy that seeks to enhance efficiency and reduce delays in the procurement of goods and services for projects funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), officials have said. The Procurement Policy for the Bank Group-Funded Operations seeks to enhance procurement systems of member countries and ensure that they achieve value-for-money “based on mutually-supporting…

    India: Centre to notify guidelines for renewable power procurement

    21 July, 2017: The Union Ministry of New and Energy has clarified that a guideline for procurement of renewable power through competitive bidding would be notified shortly by the Centre, the Haryana government said today. Till then, projects may be set up under existing provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003 under section 62 wherein the State Regulatory Commission is to be approached for fixation of tariff, …

    Bhutan: Govt. pilots e-procurement in four agencies

    20 July, 2017: The Prime Minister has issued an executive order directing these four agencies to pilot the e-procurement system with immediate effect. The order states that all registered bidders would be provided training by the Government Procurement and Property Management Division (GPPMD) under the Department of National Properties.

    Ghana: Procurement Minister moves to harmonise laws

    18 July, 2017: The Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has notified the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General to as a matter of urgency, codify the two laws governing public procurement in the country into one to make it easy and simple for use. According to her, the two laws, Public Procurement Act (Act 663) and Public Procurement (Amendment) Act (Act 914) …

    Ghana: PPA’s New Way of Tackling Corruption and Fraud in Procurement

    17 July, 2017: The Public Procurement Authority (PPA), the public sector procurement regulatory agency, has introduced an electronic platform called Electronic Government Procurement (EGP) in collaboration with the World Bank to eliminate fraud in procurement and ensure transparency in public procurements in the country. The decision by the PPA to introduce the electronic platform facilitated by European Dynamics, a Greek international information technology company…

    Turkey: Turkey Clarifies Handover Rules For Public Procurement Contracts

    13 July, 2017: Turkey has clarified the principles required as a result of administrative judicial decisions during implementation of agreements within the scope of decisions by the Public Procurement Authority. These include procedural requirement where the most economically advantageous bidder in a tender process is different to the contractor, which is currently performing the work. The Communiqué Amending the Public Procurement Communiqué ("Amendment Communiqué") was published in Official Gazette number 30109 on 29 June 2017.

    Albania: Albania renews public procurement freeze until new government takes over

    11 July, 2017: Albania has renewed a freeze in public tenders until a new government is formed next September. The government decision comes after Albania previously suspended all new public tenders and concession for one month ahead of the June 25 general elections. The decision is apparently meant to prevent any possible misuse of taxpayer money in the post-election …

    India: Procurement from GeM portal to save taxpayers’ money: Nirmala Sitharaman

    11 July, 2017: Use of government's e-market (GeM) portal by central and state departments for procurement of goods and services will help in saving taxpayers' money, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. The central and state governments procure goods and services worth over Rs 5 lakh crore annually, she said.

    India: Railways promotes small enterprises, reserves procurement of over 350 items from MSE sector

    0 July, 2017: The Indian Railways has taken a big step to promote micro and small enterprises by reserving 358 items including cleaning apparatus, stationery and leather items exclusively for procurement from the MSE sector. Besides, in a relief to the MSEs, the sector has been exempted from paying tender cost and earnest money deposit for participating in the railway tender.

    Afghanistan: How Afghanistan’s Public Procurement Reform Is Changing

    08 July, 2017: As envisioned in his election manifesto and soon after being elevated as the new president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani issued a legislative decree to reform public procurement of Afghanistan. The reform was initiated by merging the existing procurement entities and establishing a central regulatory body, the National Procurement Authority.

    India: Min 15% value addition must for procurement of imported steel

    05 July, 2017: Imported steel must undergo a minimum prescribed value addition of 15 per cent in order to be eligible for procurement by government departments, the steel ministry said today. "All imported steel must undergo a minimum prescribed value addition of 15 percent in order to be eligible for bidding under the policy," the ministry said in a statement.

    Marawi: Task force eyes emergency procurement power for Marawi rehab

    04 July, 2017: Mr. Lorenzana led yesterday’s first meeting of the group, which includes representatives from various government agencies and civil society organizations, to discuss preparations for the early stage of rehabilitation as soon as the battle ends. THE TASK force that will handle the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City is planning to seek authority for emergency procurement procedures to hasten the rebuilding work.

    Lithuania: New public procurement regulations in Lithuania to come into force on 1 July

    01 July, 2017: On 1 July 2017 the major part of the Public Procurement Law (PPL) and the law on Procurement carried out by contracting entities that operate in water management, energy, transport and postal services sector (Public utilities sector PPL) will come into force. Changes in the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) concerning proceedings in public procurement cases will also come into force. In addition, accompanying rules such as Low value procurement policies and Methodology for identifying qualification requirements for suppliers are coming into force.

    India: India top supplier in health sector to UN system in 2016

    29th June, 2017: UNITED NATIONS: India was the main supplier in the health sector to the UN system in 2016 with total sales of over $800 million, including in pharmaceuticals. According to the total procurement of goods and services for operational activities of the UN system, India maintains its position as the second largest country to supply the UN in 2016, as has been the case since 2012.

    Australia: Government procurement rules to change

    29th Jun, 2017: The Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement has released its final report into the Australian Government’s procurement rules, including a range of recommendations for improving the rules on how the government spends its money.The committee’s recommendations include, Amending the rules to require all goods purchased by the Australian Government to comply with national standards…

    Australia: Countries Press On in Efforts to Join WTO Public Procurement Deal

    29th Jun, 2017: The WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) may soon see some new additions, with Australia reportedly close to the negotiating finish line, nearly two years after it launched its bid to join the plurilateral accord.Canberra announced that it would begin negotiating with current GPA parties two years ago, with the talks formally beginning in September 2015. Since then, it has submitted both initial and revised market access offers for parties to consider.

    Understanding ADB’s new procurement policy

    29 Jun, 2017: In 2016, the Asian Development Bank carried out internal and external consultations with a range of stakeholders, to address the question: What needs to be fixed in the bank’s procurement system? The framework contains provisions on how the bank could potentially reduce the time it takes to get projects up and running. These include adopting more dynamic procurement arrangements, such as..

    India: India top supplier in health sector to UN system in 2016 with saes over $800mn

    29 Jun,2017: India, the leading global provider of generic drugs, was the main supplier to the UN system in the health sector in 2016 with total sales of over USD 800 million.According to the total procurement of goods and services for operational activities of the UN system, India maintains its position as the second largest country to supply the UN in 2016, as has been the case since 2012.

    Nigeria: Compliance to Procurement Process among Government Agencies Low, Says Oke

    25 Jun, 2017: 10 years after the Public Procurement Act was enacted, compliance with the provisions of the act amongst ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government is still very low, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Procurement, Hon. OluwoleOke disclosed.Oke however, noted that many procurement officers in the MDAs are still not familiar with the provisions of the act.

    India: Govt to scrap public procurement wing

    24 Jun, 2017: After abolishing the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which was responsible for clearance of foreign direct investment proposals, the government is all set to scrap its public procurement wing called Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D).The work will now be handled by the government e-market, or GeM, platform which will be run by a private party under a government-appointed CEO.

    Bhutan: e-procurement will be made compulsory: PM

    22 Jun, 2017: The use of electronic government procurement (e-GP) system would be made compulsory starting January next year after piloting it for the next six months.During the launch yesterday, Prime Minister TsheringTobgay said the e-GP has no excuse to fail.“It has to succeed. If it fails it’s because the government failed as it is the largest procurer,” he said.

    Japan: Japan eyes opening procurement bidding, lowering tariffs as EU trade pact bargaining chip

    21 Jun, 2017: In negotiations with the European Union on an economic partnership agreement, Japan may be reviewing several compromises in areas including university and hospital projects, railway operators, and tariffs, according to several sources. An economic partnership agreement being negotiated between Japan and the European Union may allow European companies to participate in Japan's local government procurement bidding…

    Philipplines: Government launches Green Public Procurement road map

    21 Jun, 2017: The Philippine government is now at the forefront of buying green through the implementation of the Green Public Procurement (GPP) Regime.It is an initiative that is part of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022’s Strategic Framework to Ensure Ecological Integrity, Clean and Healthy Environment. It bears on the country’s commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals put forth by the UN,…

    India: India agrees to government procurement talks in regional trade pact

    19 Jun, 2017: The commerce ministry has agreed to formal discussions on government procurement in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement. Delhi had been resisting the idea so far. A working group will be set up next month to discuss the proposal. “We have been resisting it but discussions have become inevitable.

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: EBRD and UK support public procurement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    19 Jun, 2017: The EBRD, with support from the UK government, is launching a technical cooperation programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve public procurement practices. The project will enhance efficiency, improve transparency and promote competition in public procurement – crucial elements of a well-governed economy.

    Australia: Procure it right: online procurement package for the public sector

    18th Jun, 2017: Just over 12 months ago, the Bundaberg Regional Council employed a new online, technology based procurement system to give local suppliers and business the opportunity to register as providers of goods and services.Since then, Procureit's parent company PlantMiner has been named one of Westpac's top 20 Businesses of Tomorrow and suppliers in the region have embraced the Council's new system and technology.

    India: “Sustainableprocurement” new buzzword for Indian Railways

    15 Jun, 2017: The Indian Railways have initiated the process of bringing green concerns to the centrality of its operations in an attempt to change in the way it does its business.“This will come about either through the adoption of a new policy on procurements, or through amendments to existing rules”, said AK Tiwari. Advisor (Environment).

    India: Government unveils tit-for-tat public procurement policy

    15 Jun, 2017: Entities from countries where Indian suppliers are not allowed to participate or compete in bids for government procurement, may be restricted or excluded from public procurement tenders in India.Such a provision, relating to “reciprocity,” has been included in the Indian government’s new policy to encourage ‘Make in India’ by granting preference to local suppliers in public procurement.

    India: Railways keen to increase procurement percentage from MSE vendors

    13 Jun, 2017: Indian Railways, which purchases goods worth Rs 2 lakh crore annually from both big as well as small sector, is planning to take its procurement from MSMEs beyond present 20 per cent.There has been a consistent call for Public procurement in India to be opened up in a fair manner to ensure greater competition.

    Estonia: Latvian government approves EMU procurement

    13 Jun, 2017: LATVIA’s Ministry of Transport confirmed on June 13 that the cabinet has given national passenger operator PasažieruVilciens (PV) approval to proceed to the second stage of procurement of a new fleet of EMUs.Five bidders including CAF, Škoda, Stadler, Talgo, and the Ural Locomotives joint venture between Siemens and Sinara, have been shortlisted for the contract.

    Ghana: Railway Minister pledges transparent procurement process

    08 Jun, 2017: Minister For Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, has assured the investment community that procurement processes at the ministry would be transparent. The minister indicated that the procurement process shall be open to all interested parties in accordance with the public procurement law of Ghana.

    Australia: Review into new Federal Government procurement rules recommends greater oversight

    01 Jun, 2017: The committee tasked with reviewing the Federal Government’s new procurement rules has called for the establishment of a new governmental authority to keep track of individual suppliers’ economic kudos.The suggestion comes eight months after the Government decided it would plough on with changes to its Commonwealth procurement rules.

    Canada: Ottawa to enhance opportunities for clean-tech firms in procurement strateg

    03 May, 2017: The federal government is determined to incorporate clean-tech technologies in its overall procurement strategy, promising to award extra points for bidders who include such innovation in their proposals.Ottawa spends $23-billion annually on procurement and is working on a series of measures to enhance participation of the clean-tech sector, including a set-aside for small- and medium-size businesses and bonus points for using innovative technologies,…

    United States of America: “Buy American” – President Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Enforce Government Procurement Rules

    05 May, 2017: President Trump’s “Buy American” agenda continues to pick up steam. Following up on earlier executive action prioritizing use of American-made steel in new pipeline construction, [1] President Trump has ordered federal agencies to enforce and assess compliance with Buy American laws. The President’s call for compliance with Buy American laws includes…

    Indonesia: Jakarta e-procurement will happen, Sandiaga says

    11 May, 2017: New administration will ensure transparent tendering, and break up contract sizes. Jakarta will introduce an e-procurement system, and break up tenders to help small business, GovInsider has learned.Speaking in an interview, the new Deputy Governor-elect, Sandiaga Uno, pledged that “We will have e-procurement.”One thing that we will change during the current administration, [is] they are consolidating their tenders, which allows bigger business to be more on the front stage.”..

    Ghana: Government wont compromise on procurement laws

    31 May, 2017: The Vice-President, DrMahamuduBawumia, has re-stated the government’s resolve to strictly adhere to public financial management and public procurement laws to ensure fiscal discipline.That decision by the government, he said, was against the backdrop that about 90 per cent of….

    Ukraine: Ukraine’s public procurement solution

    31 May, 2017: Public procurement reform is often cited as one of the most successful examples of reforms in Ukraine.It has, therefore, become common by saying “public procurement reform” to mean ProZorro e-procurement system and its achievements.Indeed, with ProZorro we do have something to be proud of: for two years, we have developed it and nourished it from a typical start-up to a fullу-fledged system, which is obligatory for use by all the state institutions throughout the country.

    Nigeria: Local content in IT procurement: NITDA to enforce compliance of MDAs

    28 May, 2017: Effort to encourage local capacity will soon start yielding the expected results as the the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has disclosed said that it has put measures in place to enforce compliance with the executive order on support for Local Content in IT Procurement by the the government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.

    Ghana: Refer all government procurement contracts to Ministry – Minister

    29 May,2017: MsAdwoaSarfo, Minister of State responsible for Public Procurement has directed that all queries emanating from government contracts should be referred to her office for legal advice.This, the Minister said, would prevent any ‘unnecessary’ legal battle between government and contractors that could culminate in ‘needless and avoidable’ payment of judgment debts.

    Afghanistan: Afghan govt approves 24 Contracts worth 1.8 billion Afghanis

    29 May, 2017: The Afghan government has approved 24 contracts worth 1.8 billion Afghanistan during a meeting of the National Procurement Commission.The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the meeting was chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in the Presidnetial office.

    Australia: Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill introduced into the House of Representatives

    26 May, 2017: The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill, which was originally planned to be introduced to the Commonwealth Parliament in its 2016 Spring sittings, has been introduced into the House of Representatives this morning.If passed, the Bill will effect a significant change to the law concerning tender challenges. Suppliers will have a statutory basis to challenge a tender decision for non-compliance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs),…..

    Belgium: New Belgian public procurement directives implemented

    25 May, 2017: In view of the implementation of the new public procurement Directives, the Belgian government enacted the Royal Decree of 18 April 2017 on public procurement in the classic sectors as published in the Belgian State Gazette of 9 May 2017. The exact date of entry into force of this new Belgian legislative package on public procurement is set on 30 June 2017.

    India: Government nod to public procurement policy for local goods

    24 May, 2017:The Cabinet approved a public procurement policy to give preference to domestically manufactured goods with a view to promote 'Make in India' initiative. The move would facilitate local manufacturing and boost domestic demand for locally manufactured….

    China: New Public Procurement Law Under Consideration

    23 May, 2017: A new public procurement law is being planned by the government to reduce the tendency of public departments to split up service contracts, thereby avoiding the need for tendering, the secretary for economy and finance clarified yesterday during a plenary session at the Legislative Assembly (AL).The law would also seek to redress a lack of transparency in public procurement practices through implementing a “standardization of procedures” and “more specific directives,”…

    Pakistan: LWMC to use Pakistan State Oil cards for petroleum procurement

    23 May, 2017: The Lahore Waste Management Company and the Pakistan State Oil have signed a contract for LWMC to procure petroleum products via PSO's state of the art chip based fuel cards, for LWMC’s official vehicles. The agreement was executed between PSO and LWMC in the presence of senior management officials from both companies at a ceremony held at LWMC’s headquarters in Lahore on Monday.

    Nigeria: At least 40% of govt procurement will be on made-in-Nigeria goods

    19 May, 2017: OkechukwuEnelamah, the minister of trade and investment, says the at least 40 percent of government procurement spending will be on made-in-Nigeria goods and services.He also said the government was working at moving up 20 places up the ranking on ease of doing business this year and it has to start from growing made in Nigeria.Speaking on the executive orders signed by the Acting President YemiOsinbajo, Enelamah said reports will be submitted to the president after 60 days and 80 days.

    United States of America: The Federal Government Achieves Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal For The 4th Consecutive Year

    18 May, 2017: Washington: The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that the federal government reached its small business federal contracting goal for the fourth consecutive year, awarding 24.34 percent in federal contract dollars to small businesses totaling $99.96 billion, an increase of over $9 billion from the previous year.

    Rwanda: Rwanda e-procurement system to reduce costs from delayed and abandoned projects

    18 May, 2017: An e-procurement system due to come into force in July will help to reduce the number and cost of delayed and abandoned projects in Rwandan, permanent secretary Isabelle Kalihangabo has said. The e-procurement system will reduce face-to-face negotiation between the entities engaged in bidding and the public institutions offering tenders, thereby reducing risk of corruption,...

    Nigeria: Procurement process should be transparent – Minister

    17 May, 2017: In what appears as another oversight from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the minister Pastor UsaniUguruUsani, has cautioned the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to stay in line with the transparency and accountability policy of the present administration.“The present administration believes in Transparency and Accountability in Procurement process for the Award of contracts in all government’s Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs),” Usani said in a statement made available to NATIONAL ACCORD on Tuesday.

    India: Finance ministry revises manual for goods procurement by Government

    17 May, 2017: After a gap of almost 10 years, the finance ministry has revised the manual for goods procurement by government in consonance with the principles of ease of doing business. Various government organisations procure a wide variety of goods and services and undertake execution of works in keeping with their duties and responsibilities. Over the last few years, the government has issued new instructions in the domain of public procurement,…

    South Africa: South Africa to use procurement budget ‘strategically’ to transform economy –Gigaba

    16 May, 2017: South Africa's Finance Minister MalusiGigaba said on Monday the treasury would use its 500 billion rand ($40 billion) annual procurement budget to transform the economy and give more support to black-owned businesses."The strategic use of state procurement is an important lever to grow black business," Gigaba told a business dinner in Johannesburg. "The state getting value for money is important but this aim should be considered in conjunction with our economic history."

    Indonasia: Jakarta e-procurement will happen, Sandiaga says

    11 May, 2017: New administration will ensure transparent tendering, and break up contract sizes. Jakarta will introduce an e-procurement system, and break up tenders to help small business, GovInsider has learned.Speaking in an interview, the new Deputy Governor-elect, Sandiaga Uno, pledged that “We will have e-procurement.”One thing that we will change during the current administration, [is] they are consolidating their tenders, which allows bigger business to be more on the front stage.”..

    India: Govt tenders may give priority to local manufactures in procurement of Medical Devices

    11 May, 2017: The Department of Pharmaceuticals is exploring the possibility of mandating government contracts to give preference to the domestic manufacturers of medical devices for procurement.This is being done with the aim to boost the local manufacturing. To achieve this, there are talks of determining certain financial and preferential purchase rules that could be implemented by next month.As per the rules on preferential purchase, any ministry can make mandatory for the procurement from manufacturer at home to promote domestically manufactured goods.

    South Africa: Procurement bill gives public role in tenders

    10 May, 2017: The finalised draft Public Procurement Management Bill is intended to give civil society a role in adjudicating tenders, Treasury acting procurement chief Schalk Human says.This would make the award of tenders more open and transparent, Human said on Tuesday before briefing Parliament’s appropriations committee.

    Nepal: NEA defends LED procurement process

    09 May, 2017: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said that its plan to procure 20 million LED bulbs is for the efficient use of electricity to eliminate load-shedding from the country. “As per our immediate plan to reduce load-shedding, we have planned efficient use of electricity by replacing existing CFL and other bulbs with…

    Canada: Streamlining procurement process

    08 May, 2017: Welland’s finance and engineering departments are making things easier and far more convenient for the business community to respond to bids by modernizing their procurement practices, the city said in a release.It said the finance department is in the infancy stage of introducing electronic-bidding to better accommodate re-occurring bidding vendors, and attract new businesses as potential suppliers.

    Pakistan: Govt Taking Steps To Ensure Transparency In Procurement Process: Dar

    05 May, 2017: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the government takes every possible step to ensure transparency in procurement process.He said this while talking to the Chief Executive Officer of Open Government Partnership on the sidelines of ADB in Japan on Friday.The Finance Minister referred to the open and transparent process adopted for LNG projects which saved around 900 Million dollars.

    South Africa: N$35m cap on tenders

    03 May, 2017: All government tenders of more than N$35 million will be awarded by the Central Procurement Board, the latest procurement regulations show.The new public procurement regulations were filed at the justice ministry by finance minister CalleSchlettwein in February this year. According to the new rules, state-owned entities are divided into three categories, with each category having its own procurement and contract value ceiling.

    Uganda: Government to Reduce Procurement Period to 90 Days

    30 April, 2017: The government has finalised the National Public Sector Procurement Policy, which will among other things, limit procurement time to a maximum of 90 days.According to the minister of Finance, MrMatiaKasaija, the amendment of the PPDA Act 2003 and the PPDA Regulations 2014, is aimed at creating efficiency in the procurement process across government departments.

    South Africa: Revised Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017

    27 April, 2017: The revised Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 ("PPPFA Regulations 2017") issued in terms of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, came into effect on 1 April 2017. The PPPFA Regulations 2017 have repealed the 2011 PPPFA Regulations ("2011 Regulations") in their entirety, and have introduced a number of key changes aimed at using procurement to promote local industrial development, socio-economic transformation and the empowerment of small business enterprises, cooperatives, and rural and township enterprises.

    Turkey: Turkey Updates Rules And Procurement Processes For Petroleum Products

    25 April, 2017: Turkey's Energy Markets Regulatory Authority ("Authority") has amended procurement principles for petroleum products from domestic and international sources, excluding fuel oil ("Petrol Products"). New conditions now apply to the letter of conformity, which is required for Petrol Product imports to enter free circulation in Turkey. The Authority must now also approve delivery of such products.

    United States: Procurement bill moves through Senate finance

    25 April, 2017: The Senate finance committee on Tuesday morning moved the ”Procurement bill” forward, setting the stage for a vote on the measure in the state senate. The bill, sponsored by Republican Deputy Majority Leader John De Francisco of Syracuse, would restore parts of the Comptroller’s oversight of contracts from SUNY, CUNY and OGS. The Comptroller lost some of that oversight in a legislation put forth by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and approved by the Legislature in 2011 and 2012.

    Vietnam: First Time In History – Government Procurement Tender Decisions Will Be Subject To International Arbitration And Investments Subject To Investor State Dispute Settlement And Enforcement

    24 April, 2017:Vietnam is one of the countries with the highest ratio of public investment to GDP on the world (i.e., 39% annually from 1995). However, Vietnam has not agreed to coverage of their government procurement by the Government Procurement Agreement of the WTO (GPA). Indeed, Vietnam for the first time has undertaken to do so in a recent Free Trade Agreement with the EU (EVFTA). The EVFTA on Government Procurement mainly deals with the requirement to treat EU bidders or domestic bidders with EU investment capital…

    India: Govt makes it mandatory to procure 75% of metro rail cars indigenously

    21 April, 2017:In a fresh push to Make in India, the government Sunday made domestic procurement mandatory for 75% of metro rail cars and 25% of its critical equipment.“The initiatives are expected to incentivise setting up of manufacturing facilities in the country by increasing the volumes of procurement ... This will in turn result in reduction of cost through economies of scale,” the ministry of urban development said.Until now there were no procurement restrictions for metro rail coaches and a bulk of them were imported.

    Philippines: ADB to implement new procurement framework from July

    21 April, 2017: The Asian Development Bank has decided to adopt a new framework to transit from a 'one size fits all' to a 'fit for purpose' approach to procurement in ADB-financed projects. Manila headquartered ADB saw the value of contracts awarded in its projects rise by almost 40 per cent from USD 6.8 billion in 2013 to USD 9.5 billion in 2016.

    United Kingdom:GDS to use feedback on procurement to create new ‘model contracts’

    18 April, 2017: The Government Digital Service (GDS) is to use feedback it has had on procurement processes to create new ‘model contracts' that it hopes will put to bed many existing issues and modernize the contract lifecycle.GDS had already published a blog post in 2016 setting out its vision for government contracts in the 21st century.

    Unites States of America: ‘Buy American’ order puts procurement in the spotlight

    18 April, 2017: President Donald Trump's "America first" campaign agenda is being translated into federal procurement policy in an executive order that calls for agencies to "buy American" and for companies to "hire American.""The “Buy and Hire American” order I'm about to sign will help protect workers and students like those of you in the audience today," Trump said.

    Ghana: Public sector urged to embrace e-procurement

    13 April, 2017: The President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Ghana, Mrs Stella Addo, has urged public institutions to use electronic platforms for their procurements to increase their efficiency.E-procurement, she said, was fast driving growth in the private sector; hence, the need for the public institutions to move from the manual system.

    Jamiaca: Cabinet Appoints New Generation Procurement Entity Members

    13 April, 2017: Cabinet recently appointed seven (7) members to serve on the Generation Procurement Entity (GPE), which was established in The Electricity Act, 2015.The entity will be headed by Professor Alvin Wint, Emeritus Professor of International Business, UWI, as Chairman.

    India: Government “e-marketplace”: Cabinet orders winding up government’s procurement department, to replace with e-marketplace

    12 April, 2017: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday ordered the Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) to wind up operations by October 31 and approved a special purpose vehicle called the Government e-Marketplace (GeM SPV) as its replacement. The GeM would be the national public procurement portal and will be registered as Section 8 Company for providing procurement of goods and services…

    United Kingdom: CPA introduces new procurement tool

    11 April, 2017: Procurement guidance tool launched to help implement government’s balanced scorecard approach. A NEW procurement guidance tool has been launched by the Construction Products Association (CPA) in direct response to the recently launched government-model Balanced Scorecard.The approach, developed by the Cabinet Office, introduces guidance around themes such as environmental sustainability and supply chain management, which government departments will be required to factor into the procurement valuation process alongside risk and quality criteria, and not just lowest price.

    India: Comments Invited On Draft Guidelines For Procurement Of Wind Power Through Bidding

    11 April, 2017:With India presently having a wind power installed capacity of around 32GW, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ("MNRE") has invited comments on the draft guidelines for procurement of wind power through bidding. The draft guidelines have been formulated to promote competition and transparency through the process of bidding as required in terms of section 63 of the Electricity Act, 2003. The draft guidelines identifies the participants in the bidding process and outlines the pre-bid and post-bid activities and documentation to be fulfilled while undertaking the bidding process.

    United Kingdom: Defra (The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) set to launch end user procurement under UnITyprogramme

    10 April, 2017:The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is planning to launch a procurement competition for the largest End User Environment delivery contract in central government, worth up to £131m.An OJEU tender notice is set to come out around June 6, following a market engagement day that will be held in May. The potential contract is the latest workstream under the £1.67bn UnITyprogramme and heralds an opportunity to provide an end user (desktop) environment for over 21,000 users across six organisations: Defra, the Environment Agency..

    Colorado: Hickenlooper signs procurement modernization into Colorado law

    06 April, 2017: Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law the largest reform of Colorado’s procurement code since the state developed its standards for working with private companies 35 years ago.It also exempts grants from the state bidding requirements, and it makes it easier for losing bidders to challenge decisions they feel were unfair.

    Angola: Public procurement in Angola will be electronic from June

    03 April, 2017: Angola’s Ministry of Finance plans to launch an electronic procurement platform in June, “an instrument that will promote good practices related to public expenditure,” a ministry official told Angolan news agency Angop. This process will also replace the paper-based process and cut red tape, allowing for more agility, transparency and savings to the state coffers, said the Ministry of Finance official.

    India: Government to hire tech-company to run its online procurement marketplace GeM

    03 April, 2017:The government is looking to hire a technology company to run its online procurement marketplace launched in August, and some of the biggest players in the industry are in the fray for it. The Centre had recently amended the General Financial Rules to make it compulsory for all government departments and agencies to procure from the proposed government emarketplace, or GeM

    South Africa: Revised preferential procurement regulations take effect on April 1

    30 March, 2017: The revised preferential procurement regulations, which are intended to give increased state support to small, medium and micro businesses (SMMEs) take effect on April 1. The regulations stipulate that 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement must be set aside for SMMEs and co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises.

    Romania: New Developments in the Romanian Public Procurement Legislation

    30 March, 2017: In 2016, the Romanian public procurement legislation was completely changed. The package includes new primary and secondary legislation (four new laws and methodological norms related to three out of these laws). It was already followed by first modifications of the methodological norms concerning classical public procurement as well as public procurement in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors.

    Australia: New South Wales pioneering the use of operator-led PPP procurement model in healthcare

    30 March, 2017: A state government in Australia is pioneering the use of a public private partnership (PPP) procurement model in healthcare that offers potential for governments across the world to upgrade facilities, improve clinical services and control costs. The operator-led PPP procurement model, adopted by the New South Wales government, is different from traditional PPPs…

    China: China Public Procurement says loss for 2016 be reduced by about 80%

    28 March, 2017: China Public Procurement Ltd expected that loss for year ended 31 December 2016 be reduced by approximately 80%. Expected loss for year ended 31 December 2016 due to provision of impairment of trade and other receivables and loan receivables. Further company coverage:

    South Africa: New public procurement legislation to take effect this week

    27 March, 2017: With the revised legislation governing public procurement processes coming into effect this week, stakeholders are expecting the impact of the radical economic transformation within public procurement processes to become clear in due course. Government repealed and replaced its Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) of 2000 with the new Preferential Procurement Regulations,..

    Namibia: New procurement board members shortlisted for Central Procurement Board of Namibia

    27 March, 2017: Government has shortlisted 18 people for possible appointment to the new Central Procurement Board of Namibia which replaces the corruption-tainted Tender Board of Namibia as the primary arbiter in all government contracting as from 1 April. The creation of the new procurement body is set to break the hold over public procurement of a cabal of permanent secretaries that was exercised through the Tender Board over the years.

    Zimbabwe: New procurement policy gets thumbs up

    25 March, 2017: Captains of industry have said the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Asset Policy will promote the local procurement of goods as well as curb underhand dealings in the acquisition of assets by Government and its various departments. The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Asset Bill sailed through the committee stage in the National Assembly two weeks ago and is now before the Parliamentary Legal Committee to check for its constitutionality.

    Gambia: Ministry of Finance, GPPA train procurement actors

    22 March, 2017: The department of Public Procurement under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in Banjul in collaboration with the Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA), with technical support from a European Union long term consultant, recently organized a four-day training course for procurement actors on public procurement. The course attracted participants from various institutions ranging from parastatals to government and private sector institutions…

    Nigeria: House Amends Public Procurement Act, Raises Contract Mobilisation Fee to 50%

    17 March, 2017: The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill seeking to amend the Public Procurement Act, 2007 into law. The new procurement act increases contract mobilisation fee from 15 per cent to not more than 50 per cent while mobilised contractors risk a two-year jail term should they abandon projects.

    Armenia: World Bank to use ARMEPS system of public procurement

    17 March, 2017: The World Bank Yerevan Office will use an Armenian-government designed electronic system of public procurement to make purchases, Deputy Finance Minister Karen Tamazyan told journalists on Friday. He said the government launched a pilot electronic platform for public procurement called ARMEPS, which will start full-fledged operation from April.

    Trinidad: President assents to Public Procurement Act

    14 March, 2017: President Anthony Carmona has assented to the Public Procurement (Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Act. The Act, No. 3 of 2017 was received by the President and assented to on Monday (March 13). The Act amends the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act, 2015 to reduce the term of office for the Regulator and other members of the Board appointed to govern the Office of Procurement Regulation.

    United States of America: US Procurement Market More Open Than Other Nations: GAO

    13 March, 2017: The Government Accountability Office revealed Monday that the U.S. has opened its public procurement markets to foreign competition at a greater clip than many of its partners and stressed that much of the recordkeeping surrounding such government contracts must be dramatically improved. In its review of the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement, or GPA, the GAO found that the U.S. has reported $837 billion in covered procurement…

    South Africa: NW govt to enforce 70% procurement spend on township entrepreneurs

    10 March, 2017: In a bold move to boost small businesses in the townships and villages, the North West government has announced plans to make public and private businesses spend 70% of their procurement budgets on township entrepreneurs. Delivering his State of the Province Address recently, North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo revealed that his administration plans to table the Village, Township, Small Dorpies (VTSD) Preferential Procurement Bill that will essentially force companies to spend the bulk of their budgets sourcing services from VTSD suppliers.

    Philippines: Duterte seeks to amend gov’t procurement law

    06 March, 2017: President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking to amend the government procurement law to focus on the quality of government suppliers instead of merely awarding the lowest bidder. “The President said quality should be given premium over lowest bid. ‘We need to amend the procurement law to correct this,’ he said,” Piñol added.

    Ghana: Government will enforce Public Procurement Act – Minister

    03 March, 2017: Government would strictly enforce the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 921) as amended by Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 914). “Especially with regard to sole sourcing, which has proven to pose significant risks to fiscal policy management,” the Minister of Finance has said.

    Zimbabwe: Govt Sets up e-procurement facility

    03 March, 2017: The Government has set up an e-procurement system to bring transparency in the business environment by removing revenue leaks related to inefficiencies and corruption. Speaking during a workshop held in Bulawayo yesterday to sensitise the private sector about e-procurement, senior principal director in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Mr. Solomon, Mhlanga, said govt was undertaking a number of economic reforms in the context of improving the ease of doing business.

    Republic of Latvia: New Public Procurement Law comes into force

    01 March, 2017: The new Public Procurement Law comes into force as of today, providing to a number of changes in procurement procedures, transposing the relevant European Union directives that deal with public procurement procedures.The Public Procurement Law stipulates that procurement contracts worth up to EUR 10,000 for services and supplies, and worth up to EUR 20,000 for construction works would not be applied the procurement procedure.

    Suppliers To Compete For Tenders Availed By World Bank Loan

    Businessess, suppliers and consultancy firms will compete for tenders which will be available as a consequence of the World Bank loan to government. Goods to be procured under this project were estimated in aggregate at not more than E100 million. The World Bank said the procurement of goods would be done using the World Bank’s standard bidding documents for all procurement under international competitive bidders and national competitive bidders, as appropriate.

    Philippines: Govt, UP to train procurement staff

    28 Jan, 2017: In a bid to reduce waste as well as underspending, the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) and the University of the Philippines (UP) have signed an agreement to train public procurement specialists. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, GPPB chairman, and UP President Alfredo Pascual agreed to organize the Certified Public Procurement Specialist Course for government employees involved in procurement processes.

    Srilanka: Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference to be held in Sri Lanka from February 20 -23

    27 Jan, 2017, Colombo: The Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC) will be held in Colombo and Kandy, Sri Lanka, from February 20 to 23, 2017 under the Theme "Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) in South Asia: Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges". The Conference will be hosted by Department of Public Finance, Ministry of Finance and is co-sponsored by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Islamic Development Bank.

    India, New Delhi: Power ministry releases medium-term power procurement guidelines

    27 Jan, 2017: The Ministry of Power has released the guidelines for procurement of electricity for medium term from power stations set up on finance, own and operate basis (FOO) through the e-bidding portal DEEP. Earlier this month, the government issued standard bidding documents to be adopted by distribution licensees for procurement of electricity from power producers, traders, distribution companies through competitive bidding through DEEP e-Bidding portal.

    Ukraine: EBRD strengthens public procurement in Ukraine

    27 Jan, 2017: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the role of civil society in public procurement. Together with the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) and the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) the Bank is launching today a two-year project to monitor the public procurement of goods and services using the national electronic procurement system, ProZorro, and a special application developed by Transparency International Ukraine for collecting feedback.

    Srilanka: Sri Lanka public procurement seen broadening market for small business

    24 Jan, 2017: A government policy on green public procurement being drawn up by Sri Lanka will open up opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), an international conference on social enterprise was told. “The government is one of the biggest buyers,” Gamini Senanayake, an environmental policy expert told the forum on ‘Social Enterprises and SMEs for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction’.

    South Africa: Revisions to public procurement regulations to further boost economy

    24 Jan, 2017: The revised Preferential Procurement Regulations, which were gazetted on January 20, have introduced prequalification criteria, which allow the advancement of selected categories of people by limiting competition. The restriction will limit the inclusion of well-established companies, unless they meet further requirements of subcontracting to these groups should they be successful.

    India: Railways to procure ultra sonic testing system for track safety

    23 Jan, 2017: Plagued with increased number of derailments, railways is going to procure most modern equipment to detect rail fracture in a faster mode. Currently, inspection of tracks is mostly carried out manually.

    Jamaica: Finance Minister Urges Expeditious Execution of Procurement Procedures

    13 Jan, 2017: Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, is urging the expeditious execution of public-procurement procedures and processes that are pivotal in facilitating speedier capital expenditure and project implementation. This call is directed at persons with responsibility for procurement in Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

    Jamaica: IDB signs agreement to authorize partial use of Jamaica’s national procurement system

    12 Jan, 2017: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Wednesday signed an agreement with the government of Jamaica to authorize the partial use of the national procurement system. The agreement effectively means that procurement can be undertaken by executing agencies, using the government’s procurement guidelines, rather than the IDB’s, once this change is outlined in the loan and grant agreements of either current or impending operations.

    Zimbabwe: Govt to introduce e-GP Procurement to enhance Public Procurement

    12 Jan, 2017: Government will engage an information communication technology expert to develop an electronic Government procurement system to enhance institutional and legislative reforms to public procurement and improve capacity of e-GP system adoption. In a statement, the Office of the President and Cabinet said that the Government had received a Grant from the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund that is cordianted by World Bank under public procurement modenisation project and would use part of the proceeds from the ZIMREFto finance the e-GP Project.

    Jamaica: E-Procurement System Produces Results

    06 Jan, 2017: The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service is reporting that its new e-procurement regime is turning over contracts within three months, down from up to two years. Senior Director at the Ministry, Cecile Maragh, points out that the efficiency of the system allows all interested parties to deal with the bidding process from different locations, and that no longer do they need to book conference facilities for persons to review and decide on bid proposals.

    Ukraine: UN announces tenders under 8 public medicine procurement programs

    04 Jan, 2017: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has announced tenders to procure medicines and medical products under eight budget sustained programs, the press service of Ukraine’s Health Ministry has reported.

    Croatia: New Modernised Public Procurement Rules Will Enter Into Force On 1 January 2017

    On 9 December 2016, the Croatian Parliament adopted the eagerly awaited new Public Procurement Act (Zakon o javnoj nabavi; "PPA")1 which enters into force on 1 January 2017. The PPA implements the new public procurement specific directives (2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU) and brings about a number of significant changes to the Croatian public procurement legal framework. All public procurement procedures launched as of 1 January 2017 are subject to the new PPA.

    Australia: Commonwealth procurement set for massive change

    Revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) come into effect on 1 March 2017. Labelled as a "massive change" by Senator Nick Xenophon, the updates will impact on the manner in which Commonwealth agencies manage procurement processes subject to Division 2 of the CPRs.

    Australia, Turnbull: Building procurement bill for local supplies ‘breaks WTO rules’

    The government is to change its procurement rules, from March 1, in order to require that “ethical factors” are met when contracts are awarded, as part of the deal it struck to gain the support of Senator Nick Xenophon’s group for its building industry legislation.

    Procurement for start-ups: where to begin?

    For many new or soon-to-be business owners and founders the procurement process is the least of their worries – or so they think. Usually caught up in issues regarding their hiring process, chain of command, growth and marketing strategies and similar traditional start-up issues, many put the procurement process to the back of their minds. Generally, the reason for this is because it seems like quite a simple process - Locate needed goods. Pay. Receive purchased goods. Document transaction. Seems easy right? Unfortunately, like any experienced manager or business owner will tell you, a business process is never as easy as it first may seem.

    Report: The 7 traits procurement high-performers display

    The notion that procurement is anything less than a key player in any company is not only inaccurate, but also self-defeating. Yet, a recent survey of 500 procurement professionals by AC Associates found 48% believe their bosses do not "get" what procurement's role is, while 55% felt they were treated as a "support" role,  Supply Chain Digital reports.

    Zimbabwe: Govt to regulate procurement

    Presenting the State of Industry on Wednesday, Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha, said his ministry was in the process of developing a policy which will force major companies to procure locally. He said the policy will be introduced to support and reinforce gains made during the introduction of the highly-unpopular Statutory Instrument 64 which saw government suspending a number of products from the Open General Import licence.

    New Zealand: Building capacity of auditors on public procurement

    The controller and auditor-general of Samoa Fuimaono Camillo Afele is hosting the Pacific regional program on compliance audit of public procurement which is part of an international capacity building program developed and delivered jointly by the INTOSAI Development Initiative and the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions.

    Rwanda: Made-in-Rwanda: Govt to review procurement law

    The law on public procurement is set for review as one of the strategies to boost products that are made in Rwanda. According to the Minister for Trade, Industry, and East African Community Affairs, François Kanimba, the existing law has seen imported products gain an upper hand, consequently increasing the trade deficit.

    Philadelphia: Philadelphia Is Modernizing Procurement Regs For Modern Needs

    The City of Philadelphia is on track to comprehensively modernize its “old-school” procurement regulations, which have not changed since 1951.The proposed method, dubbed “Best Value,” will be put to Philadelphia voters in the form of a ballot referendum next May. “Best Value" is a practice employed successfully in 18 of the top 20 largest U.S. cities, as well as many states and the federal government.

    Canada: Newfoundland & Labrador’s New Public Procurement Act

    On December 14, 2016, Bill 46 and the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Procurement Act became law. The new Act isn't yet in effect, however, and the NL government indicates it will implement it in several phases (though this is only an estimated timeline and is subject to change): The parts of the Act creating the new Public Procurement Agency and Chief Procurement Officer will be dealt with sometime in early 2017. The government will then prepare the regulations, expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.

    India: Demonetisation move prompts digitisation of milk procurement

    Post-demonetisation, digitisation of milk procurement is getting a massive boost in organized segment which represents 20% of India's dairy industry. Cooperatives and private companies are looking for digital solutions for direct credit to cattle owners' accounts to ensure uninterrupted supply of milk despite currency shortage.

    India: India digitises procurement

    The Indian Government has launched a procurement site for vendors to bid for government projects. GeM, short for Government e-Marketplace, currently sells 2,534 products across 469 registered government departments, Radha Chauhan, Chief Executive Officer at India’s national e-governance division, told Bloomberg.

    Turkey: Public Procurement Authority Requires Local Currency

    The Regulations amending the Public Procurement Application Regulations and the Communiqué amending the Public Procurement General Communiqué entered into force with the publication of the Official Gazette dated 29.11.2016.

    Australia: The New Commonwealth Procurement Rules: Will the procurement benefit the Australian economy?

    The final week of the sitting calendar for 2016 has seen not only Senate crossbench support for a Bill to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission, but also some important changes to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs), including a requirement to consider the “economic benefit of the procurement to the Australian economy”.

    NC’s good governance committee calls for Procurement Act

    There is a need to enact a Public Procurement Act, states the “review report on the public procurement system” by the good governance committee of the National Council (NC). Presenting the report in the House yesterday, the committee’s chairperson Tempa Dorji said public procurement is a crucial pillar of service delivery for any government. He said a well governed public procurement system is imperative for fostering public sector efficiency and establishing citizens’ trust.

    Jamaica: Fayval Williams emphasizes importance of public procurement

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, says public procurement is a viable means of stimulating sustained economic growth and development. Williams was speaking at the opening of the 12th Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) conference, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, on November 29.

    Zimbabwe: Public Hearings on Bill Commence

    Public hearings by Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Bill and the Reserve Bank Amendment Bill will commence today countrywide. The Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Bill will repeal the Procurement Act and abolish the State Procurement Board, while the Reserve Bank Amendment Bill, seeks to give broader legal effect to the introduction of bond notes.

    Australia: New procurement rules in exchange for ABCC

    The federal government has unveiled changes to commonwealth procurement rules in a bid to secure crossbench support for its building industry watchdog in the Senate. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann tabled the new procurement rules, due to come into effect on March 1, in parliament on Tuesday night.

    Going through a merger? Procurement plays an important role

    The procurement department is indispensable when it comes to delivering the savings promised by a corporate merger. There has been a lot of news about mergers lately. We've been hearing about activity involving the chemical companies Dow Chemical and DuPont, Starwood Hotels and Marriott, and security systems company Tyco International and the industrial conglomerate Johnson Controls, to name a few. The research firm Dealogic LLC reports that on a global basis, the value of announced mergers in the first half of 2016 amounted to US$1.71 trillion.

    Assam, India: E-procurement made mandatory for tenders worth Rs 20 lakh and above

    All procurements of tenders worth Rs 20 lakhs and above need to be mandatorily issued through e-tendering from December 1, 2016, while the earlier limit was Rs 1 crore. Disclosing the above, an official press release here said that the State’s Finance Department has re-notified Para 4, Para 6 and Para 8 by an Office Memorandum dated November 23, 2016, which stated that all administrative departments of Government of Assam and its subordinate directorates/offices/agencies, etc., (including institutions receiving grants-in-aids from Government of Assam) shall resort to e-procurement (https://assamtenders.gov.in) with effect from December 1, 2016 for all tenders of value of Rs 20 lakh and above.

    South Africa: The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosts Policy Dialogue to reflect on Procurement Accord

    The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will host the economic policy dialogue to discuss the role that big business can play to enhance the Local Procurement and localisation. The Director-General of the dti, Mr Lionel October says buying locally manufactured goods and products will go a long way in creating jobs in South Africa.

    Sudan: Towards Enhancing the Treatment of Patients in Sudan: UNDP and Ministry of Health Reach an Agreement on Broad-scale Procurement of Essential Medicines

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health have reached in March 2016 a breakthrough agreement on broad-scale procurement of medicines, medical and laboratory equipment and consumables aiming to extensively increase access to treatment of patients in Sudan.

    Jamaica: Jamaica to host Inter-American Network on Government Procurement conference in St James

    Over 300 participants from thirty-two countries across the region are expected to be in attendance at the twelfth annual Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) Conference. INGP is an initiative of the countries of the Americas and is supported by the Organisation of American States (OAS).

    Australia : Government outlines Australia’s IT procurement future

    A future platform for Australia’s IT procurement system should be able to “ingest and provide technology,” according to Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor. Taylor, who spoke at an Open Opportunity forum in Canberra on 24 November, said that such a government procurement gateway would need to be open and streamlined, so that new technologies could be deployed quickly to improve public services.

    Sri Lanka: e-GP for transparent public procurement

    Following the establishment of an Independent Procurement Commission under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, The Ministry of Finance is considering the introduction of an Electronic Government Procurement system to make the procurement process more transparent and corruption free.

    World Bank: Procurement innovation awards launched

    The South Asia Regional Public Procurement Network with Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and Procurement iNET have recently launched South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016-17. The key objective of the Awards is to enhance learning and knowledge sharing from innovative approaches adopted by procurement entities and systems across the region, the Central Procurement Unit of the planning ministry said in a statement.  Case studies under five categories should be submitted by December 31, 2016.

    Croatia: New Rules for Public Procurement Procedures in Croatia

    The most economically advantageous offer will in the future be the only criterion for selecting winning bids in public procurement procedures. That is one of changes which will be instituted by the new Law on Public Procurement, which was adopted at today’s session of the cabinet. The proposal will now go to Parliament and is expected to enter into force soon thereafter.

    Zimbabwe: Procurement reforms intensify

    A TEAM from the World Bank-administered multi-donor trust completes its mission today of supporting the implementation of a programme to reform public procurement. It met officials from the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) and other agencies involved in the procurement reforms.

    India: India publishes new guidelines for procurement misconduct

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) published on 21 November long-delayed guidelines on how to deal with suppliers who have been charged with misconduct in defence procurement. The "guidelines for penalties in business dealings with entities" remove the previous blanket 10-year ban on any company alleged of wrongdoing. Over the past decade more than 10 companies are known to have been subjected to these disbarments.

    Canada: New Public Procurement Act Aims To Bring ‘Best Value’ To Province

    The provincial government has introducing a new public procurement act to replace the decades old Public Tendering Act. The legislation will dictate how government acquires goods, services, public works projects, and even leases office space. Among the many changes; the proposed legislation introduces the idea of "best value," rather than simply awarding contracts to the lowest bidder.

    India: Procurement: India Declares An Ammo Emergency

    ndia is again invoking its emergency FTP (Fast Track Procurement) procedures which enable immediate purchase of essential military items without the usual political and procurement delays that can add years, sometimes a decade or more, to obtaining needed items. In this case the FTP is being invoked to purchase a billion dollars of ammunition (mostly), small arms and replacement parts for some weapons. The urgency was triggered by the increasing possibility of a border war with Pakistan.

    Jamaica: Procurement commission begins work

    The newly formed Public Procurement Commission (PPC) has begun operating and wants the public, especially bidders, to acquaint themselves with the law and the procedural requirements of the procurement process.

    Sierra Leone: GOSL in Collaboration with NPPA Ends E – Government Procurement Workshop

    The Government of Sierra Leone in Collaboration with the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), with support from the World Bank, on Tuesday 15th 2016 held a one day E- Government Procurement workshop at the Miatta conference Hall.   The theme for the one day E - Government Procurement workshop was: “Enhancing Public Procurement Efficiency - A case for E - Government Procurement”. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a wide range of stakeholders from Sierra Leone to foster sensitization and awareness on the necessity for the migration to an E - GP operational platform for conducting public sector procurement processes.

    United Kingdom, Ireland: Procurement Guidelines under the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies 2016

    The Irish Government has published a new Code of Practice on governance which applies to commercial and non-commercial State and regulatory bodies. The Code came into effect on 1 September 2016 and, among other corporate governance rules, it contains important guidance on public procurement practice.

    Republic of Malta: Reforming public procurement

    The European Union promotes a strategy of transparent, fair and competitive public procurement across the Single Market as it generates business opportunities, drives economic growth and creates jobs. The tactics it uses to achieve this strategic objective includes cutting red tape and capitalising on the benefits of the digital revolution. Improved governance, the simplification of procedures and the greater use of electronic tools in public procurement are other important tools for fighting fraud and corruption.

    World Bank set out to reform its procurement process. What’s changed?

    The World Bank’s ambitious new procurement framework, the product of three years of work and extensive consultation, officially went live in July. Now all new projects use the new system. The procurement reform process, which officially started in 2012, was designed to address concerns raised by businesses, staff and borrower countries about the policies for buying goods, works and services with bank-financed loans.

    Argentina: Amendments To The Federal Government’s Procurement Regime

    As from October 2016, a set of amendments to the framework, governing Federal Government Procurement have entered into force. On October 1, 2016, by means of Decree No. 1030 the Federal Executive Branch (the "PEN" after its Spanish acronym) introduced a set of amendments to the Federal Government's Procurement Regime. The new regulation has been issued in a context of modernization and development of applied technologies to the public administration, to facilitate access to contractors' selection process.

    United States, Richmonde: New procurement law IRR seminar in Iloilo

    The 2016 revised implementing rules and regulation (IRR) of the procurement law has been signed into law and took effect on October 28. Don’t be left behind. These changes will impact on all government procurement and transactions with the private sector.

    Belize: Ministry of Economic Development to hold procurement workshop

    The Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce, is preparing to hold a week-long training on public procurement for government departments. Public procurement is the process by which public authorities, such as government departments or local authorities, purchase work, goods or services from companies. The training, funded by the 10th European Development Fund, forms a part of a regional project between Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries and the European Union (EU).

    Philadelphia: Bill aims to reshape Philly procurement, drop tunnel vision on initial bid price

    City Council is considering a bill that would change the Philadelphia City Charter so public works contracts would be awarded based on "best value," instead of the current system where the lowest bidder always wins. The legislation is the latest piece to come out of the Administrative Office that aims to bring the procurement process into the 21st century.

    Zimbabwe: Government gazettes Procurement Bill

    Government has gazette the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Bill that seeks to abolish the State Procurement Board and constitute the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe to oversee and regulate procurement activities among State Enterprises. Gazetting of the Bill is expected to enhance transparency following allegations of rampant corruption red tape at the SPB.

    Ukraine: Health Ministry signs procurement agreement with Crown Agents to use 2016 budget funds

    Ukraine's Health Ministry has signed a medicine procurement agreement with Britain's Crown Agents to use 2016 budget funds. Crown Agents told Interfax-Ukraine that the agreement was signed on October 27. Soon it would be specified under what programs and what cost of the procurement will be.

    South Africa: Public Procurement Bill to Be Considered By Cabinet

    Cape Town — A Public Procurement Bill, aimed at consolidating the legal and policy framework for supply chain management, will be considered by Cabinet before April 2017, National Treasury said on Wednesday. In the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, National Treasury said the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) is working to improve spending efficiency and eliminate opportunities for corruption.

    Scotland: Partnership or procurement: a roundtable on collaboration across sectors

    “I know that some in the public sector are always a little bit reticent about private sector involvement. I think times are changing and we’re seeing more folk see private sector involvement as an opportunity rather than a threat, as it often was felt in the past,” said Kevin Stewart, Scottish Government Minister for Local Government and Housing, in his opening remarks at the Holyrood and Carillion roundtable on public-private partnership.

    South Africa: Gauteng Introduces Open Tender Law to Tighten Public Procurement

    Finance MEC Barbara Creecy today announced that the Gauteng Provincial Treasury will next year introduce legislation to make the Open Tender system a law that must be followed to procure goods and services in the province.

    Angola: Meet the Law | Angola Update ­ Public Procurement Reforms

    After more than five years since the publication of Law No. 20/10, of September 7, the National Assembly of Angola approved an important amendment to the Public Procurement Act - now denominated "Lei dos Contratos Públicos" - by Law No. 9/16 of 16 June. This review has the purpose to bridge the gaps that have been identified over the years of implementation of the Law.

    New South Wales: NSW procurement changes will deliver boost to innovation, Minister says…Changes make it easier for government agencies to conduct proof-of-concept testing using products and services offered by SMEs

    Changes to New South Wales government procurement that took effect at the start of October will better enable agencies to trial innovative products and services offered by startups, according to the state’s minister for innovation and better regulation, Victor Dominello.

    India: Mission Bhagiratha: Telangana govt starts massive procurement process

    The decision to buy motors and piping equipment from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to review the Rs 40,000 core project. The Telangana government on Sunday decided to buy all electromechanical equipment for its ambitious Mission Bhagiratha, aimed at providing piped drinking water to each of the state's 84 lakh households by 2018, from public-sector BHEL, an official statement said.

    Cayman Islands: MLAs back bill to tighten public procurement

    A bill designed to remove political interference, create transparency, improve efficiency, get better value for money and generally tighten up the entire process around government procurement was backed by the parliament Monday, with no opposition, following its second reading. Government hopes that the legislation, which has been a long time coming and inspired by years of concern raised publicly and frequently by the Office of the Auditor General, will eliminate perceptions of corruption and, in the end, save government money.

    Phillippines: PH scores high in preparation, procurement of PPPs – World bank

    Philippine Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program scored high in preparation and procurement of PPPs in the latest World Bank Report. The Philippines received a score of 96 in preparation of PPPs, 85 on procurement of PPPs, 84 for PPP contract management and 67 for unsolicited proposals. “Scores nearing 100 are economies that are considered having PPP regulatory frameworks that closely align with internationally recognized good practices,” the WB report said.

    Malta: Public procurement to be decentralised – new procedures announced

    The government has announced changes to its procurement procedures, saying they would lead to more efficiency and transparency. They would also make it easier and cheaper for companies to seek government contracts. The new regulations bring Malta in line with EU directives. The Ministry of Finance and the Principal Permanent Secretary said calls for tender would now be made online through an Electronic Public procurement System (EPPS).

    Ghana: Plans underway to create new procurement entity

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), has revealed plans to merge the Ghana Supply Commission, and the Ghana National Procurement Authority into one National Procurement Company (NPC). This is expected to give greater teeth to the enforcement of the recently launched Made-in-Ghana Policy, which has instructed all public institutions to procure made-in-Ghana goods and services.

    Europe: Rail Baltica procurement agreement signed.

    Nine government and railway organisations from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have signed an agreement setting out the procurement model for Rail Baltica II, the planned 1 435 mm gauge line which would run 728 km to Riga and Tallinn from the current standard gauge railhead at Kaunas. Baiba Rubesa, CEO of the tri-national project promotion joint venture RB Rail, said the agreement was important because there is no European precedent for a three-way rail infrastructure project.

    London: New guide on social and environmental public procurement

    The UK government has issued guidance on how the public sector should incorporate social and environmental considerations into procurement. The guidance has been produced in response to the 2014 EU procurement regulations, some of which came into force earlier this year. “One of the objectives of the new directives is to allow contracting authorities to make better use of public procurement in support of common societal goals,” said the report.

    Armania: Prime Minister orders to shift to centralized government procurement

    Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan has given today two weeks to the ministry of finance to draw a draft legal act on the partial centralization of the procurement process.

    Ghana: Procurement of Made-in-Ghana goods to become mandatory — Spio-Garbrah

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry is considering enacting legislation that will make it mandatory for public institutions to procure made-in-Ghana goods and services. The move is to ensure that public institutions do not procure foreign goods when there are Made-in-Ghana goods and services over which the country has a competitive advantage in production.

    India: Draft of procurement policy for MSMEs framed in Haryana: Capt. Abhimanyu

    Haryana Government has formulated a public procurement policy for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the state. Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu said on Sunday that the policy would help promote MSMEs by improving their market access and competitiveness through increased participation.

    Zimbabwe: The Public Procurement Bill to bring transparency in Procurement Systems await gazetting..

    The Public Procurement Bill is ready for gazetting, setting the stage for the establishment of a procurement regulatory authority that will supervise and bring transparency in tender processes. Finance & Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa told that the Bill would address historic loopholes and ensure fairness, honesty, and cost effectiveness and industry competition.

    Yukon : Government outlines plan to revamp procurement guidelines

    The Yukon government has set out a list of steps it will take to improve how it designs and awards government contracts, in order to help local businesses compete.

    Vietnam/United States: U. S. advances Global Procurement Initiative partnership in Vietnam

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on Thursday expanded its partnership with Vietnam under the Agency’s Global Procurement Initiative (GPI). USTDA and the Public Procurement Agency (PPA) signed a grant agreement to cooperate on a feasibility study that will develop a database to track the past performance of contractors operating in Vietnam, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said in a press release the same day.

    United Kingdom: A new toolkit has been launched to help local authorities obtain the most social value out of their public procurement.

    The Social Value Maturity Index (SVMI) is a self-assessment tool allowing both public buyers and private suppliers to quantify how well they deliver social value. It automatically provides a tailored action plan and will allow companies to compare their progress with peers. It was launched in UK Parliament on 12 September 2016.

    Uganda: The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Asset Authority (PPDA) amending procurement law

    The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Asset Authority (PPDA) are in the process of amending the procurement laws in order to create efficiency in the procurement process. Moses Ojambo, the PPDA Director in charge of Capacity Building and Advisory Services said the amended law would focus much on issues intended to minimize forgeries, fight corruption and reduce time wastage in the procurement and tendering process.

    Turkey: Turkey To Launch Public Procurement System For Railway Passenger Transport

    Turkey has introduced a new system for procurement of railway passenger transportation services. From 1 May 2018 onward, railway train operators will be chosen via a tender procedure, announced by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication. The Regulation was published in Official Gazette number 29807 on 20 August 2016, coming into force on the same date.

    Sierra Leone: Launches ‘Pay No Bribe’ Campaign

    Anti corruption officials in Sierra Leone have been touring regional communities to promote the country’s Pay No Bribe campaign. The campaign, being run by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), involves a website to record and report evidence on bribery and corruption in five service areas: education, electricity, health, police and water and sanitation.

    Sri Lanka: Ensuring good governance in public procurement- Interview with Mr. P. Algama, Director-General, Public Finance, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Sri Lanka

    Public procurement reform is a priority to the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL). The need to improve Sri Lanka’s public sector governance system in order to achieve long-term economic and social development goals is a more pressing issue now than ever before. Especially with the end of the civil war, which crippled the economic progress of the country for three decades, demand for good governance has become a priority. Civil society, donors, and the international community have put pressure on the new government that came to power in January 2015 with the mandate of providing “Good Governance,” in order to improve the governance system and to accomplish much-needed economic and social development. There is consensus among all groups to help Sri Lanka improve its public sector governance, especially in the area of Public Financial Management.

    South Africa: President to Repeal Current Preferential Procurement Act

    The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) has not yielded the transformation results it was set to achieve, and given the shortcomings of the act, it will be repealed, said President Jacob Zuma.

    Rwanda: Government Orders All Public Procurement Services Go Online Next Year

    The Government is set to roll out electronic public procurement system, dubbed "Umucyo e-Procurement System of Rwanda," at all public entities. The move is in a bid to transition from paper-based work toward digital age. The system is expected to ensure transparency and accountability in procurement and increase the ability of the country's entities to deliver better services to citizens.

    Russia: Government to change tender conditions for public procurement of high-priced drugs

    The Russian Ministry of Health is considering changing the conditions of tendering for the public procurement of high-priced drugs and vaccines, according to recent statements of an official spokesman of Veronika Skvortsova, Russia’s Minister of Health. It is planned that changes may involve the introduction of restrictions on the participation of small companies, reports The Pharma Letter’s local correspondent.

    Russia: Russian Goods to Have Priority in Country’s Public Procurement Starting 2017

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree giving priority to Russian goods and services over foreign ones in government procurement starting next year, a document published on the official Russian government website says. The decree will come into force on January 1, 2017."Set a priority for goods of Russian origin, work and services carried out or rendered by Russian individuals, in carrying out the procurement of goods, work and services… over goods originating from a foreign country, work and services carried out or rendered by foreign persons," the Friday document says.

    Romania: Public procurement to be carried out online in Romania by 2018

    All public procurement needs to be carried out online by 2018, said yesterday Bogdan Puscas, president of the National Public Procurement Agency (ANAP).

    Nigeria: Government To Begin E-Procurement In Six Ministries

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to start the pilot phase of electronic procurement (E-Procurement) systems in six ministries. The government says a total of 48 billion Naira is expected to be saved from the new initiative.

    Mexico/US: U.S. establishes procurement partnership with Mexico

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Government of Mexico’s Ministry of Public Administration, Secretaría de la Función Pública (SFP), formalized a partnership that will promote transparency, increased competition and best value in the procurement of public works and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Under this agreement, USTDA and the Government of Mexico are launching a training workshop as part of the Agency’s Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI).

    Macau: DSF to boost transparency of public procurement

    The Financial Services Bureau (DSF) has undertaken research regarding the feasibility of setting up a new database for developers and suppliers in the city for public procurement, as well as launching a new website to announce information on public tenders.

    India: Procurement system to go online in haryana

    The crops of farmers in Haryana would be procured online through e-procurement from October 1 and its payment would be made direct to the farmers’ bank accounts.

    India: Indian MoD tweaks procurement procedures

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has significantly increased the military's procurement powers to meet revenue or operational expenses, a decade after they were last reviewed. Under the MoD's Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services (DFPDS) 2016 released on 6 September, the financial powers of the respective Vice Chiefs down to battalion and company commanders - and their naval and air force equivalents - had in some cases doubled and quadrupled to acquire assorted goods and services.

    Guyana: Establishes procurement commission

    Guyana has finally established a commission, removing government involvement in spending public funds on tendering and procurement, the Guyana Government Information Agency confirmed. The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) consists of five members with experience of procurement, legal, financial and administrative matters and will bring to an end the government cabinet’s role in the award of multi-million dollar contracts.

    Angola: New Law On Public Procurement Comes Into Effect

    Luanda — The new bill on public procurement recently approved by the National Assembly, revoking the previous law will be coming into effect on September 16. The document that defends the rationalisation, reduction and control of public expenditure has as its main purpose to modernise and simplify the public procurement procedures.

    India: Commerce ministry starts e-marketplace for goods procurement

    NEW DELHI: The Commerce Ministry has launched an e-marketplace for online purchase of goods and services by various central government ministries and departments.

    Kenya: It Is Back to School for Procurement Officers

    All procurement professionals in Kenya must now go back to class to acquire certification following the enactment of a new law, which makes it mandatory for supply chain officers to be licensed. Those who violate the new requirement face a fine or a term in jail. The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act (2015) -- which took effect in January this year -- requires all practising purchasing officers to hold professional qualifications on top of their academic papers.

    Tanzania: Suppliers Happy With LPG Bulk Procurement Plans

    Few years ago, the government adopted the bulk procurement system in the importation of petroleum under the Petroleum and Bulk Procurement Agency (PBPA). "This system has brought positive changes in the importation of petroleum in the country, we expect the same thing in the importation of LPG," said Mr Mohamed.

    New Qatar Public Procurement Law

    Last week the State of Qatar implemented a new public procurement law. The new law further aligns Qatar's public procurement laws with international best practice and should streamline public procurement in Qatar.

    Zambia: Govt tackles graft….As Lungu launches e-Govt Procurement System Guide

    PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has launched the e-Government procurement system guide meant to enhance transparency, save Zambia millions of Kwacha and stop public outcry in the procurement process. The new system will guide all public procurement contracts and curb malpractices, to enable the country save millions of Kwacha. The system that will be run by the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) will enhance transparency and participation of small-scale business entities.

    Thailand: Cabinet nod for public procurement draft

    The cabinet yesterday approved a draft bill on public procurement, which will govern purchases made not only by all state agencies, but also by local administrative organisations, state enterprises, public...

    “Miloda”, Sri Lanka joins hands with Procurement iNET to launch CPPP

    The World Bank entered into a memorandum of understanding with Miloda, Academy of Financial studies, the training arm of Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka, to launch joint certification of the Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP), here in Colombo on Monday. Mr. Anura Lokuhetty, Co-CEO signed the MoU on behalf of Miloda and Mr. Haider […]

    Bangladesh: 200 Terra-Byte Storage for e-Procurement

    The World Bank helps the government to scale up electronic procurement system to meet higher demand for more effective and efficient use of public funds. A new data centre with 200 terra-byte storage capacity will be set up with an additional financing of $10 million that the global agency approved in Washington on Monday, said an announcement in Dhaka.

    Tanzania: Bill to Amend Public Procurement Act in the Pipeline

    The government is expected to table the Bill to amend the Public Procurement Act before the end of the budget sessions. Finance and Planning deputy minister Ashatu Kijaji has confirmed this.

    Romania: New Public Procurement Laws have Entered into Force

    The new public procurement laws entered into force on 26 May 2016 and will apply to all public procurement proceedings initiated after their entry into force and to those public procurement contracts that are concluded after this date.

    Panama Amends its Public Procurement Law

    There are several proposed changes to the Public Procurement Law. Around 20 articles will be added, and another 69 would be modified. Through the modifications, the sum of the so-called "Minor Purchases" would be increased up to US$50,000.00, without requiring proposal bond or performance bond.

    Hungary’s Public Procurement must Involve Consultants under New Rule

    Under changing regulations consultants will be required to scrutinize large-scale public procurement procedures to ensure transparency, deputy state secretary for public procurements Dániel Gergely Császár said today, according to reports.

    Czech Republic: New Public Procurement Act

    On 22 April 2016, the President of the Czech Republic signed the new draft Public Procurement Act which was approved by Parliament. The Act should have originally come into effect three months after its publication in the Collection of Laws. However, the Chamber of Deputies eventually agreed to the Senate’s proposal to postpone the effective date by another three months. Finally, the Act will come into effect from 1st October 2016.

    World’s largest public procurement forum to be held in Ukraine in 2017

    Procurement, Integrity Management and Openness (PRIMO) Forum, the world's largest forum on public procurement, will be held in Ukraine in 2017. Ukraine won the right to host a major international forum on public procurement, the press service of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine reports.

    Ukraine Looks to Unmask Corruption with ProZorro E-Procurement

    Zorro is known for defending the poor and the oppressed from corrupt villains, and the masked hero’s name is also part of the Ukrainian word for transparency. Ukraine hopes its new online procurement system, ProZorro, can achieve all these aims.

    European Union: Better Public Purchasing

    The EU has introduced new public procurement rules which will simplify procedures for public administrations and companies, promote a more socially and environmentally responsible economy, and help to prevent corruption and increase transparency. All EU member states were required to have legislation in place by April 18 to implement these rules – but it is not clear whether Malta is ready.

    Nepal: PM Oli Launches Electronic Procurement System

    An electronic procurement system based on single portal has been launched in the country for the first time aimed at making procurement process objective, transparent and convincing.

  • Blogs

    NOBEL PRIZE FOR BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS & PROBLEMS IN PROJECT PROCUREMENT

      Dr. Ajit Patwardhan World Bank approved Professional trainer and International Consultant in Infrastructure Development & Contract Management   Introduction:  This year, the Nobel Prize for Economics, has been awarded to Prof. Richard Thaler of Chicago University, for his contribution to Behavioural Economics. In the press statement, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences described his […]

    How to Reduce Fear of Discretion in Public Procurement

    Lessons Learnt from Procurement and Contracts Management of Large and Complex Contracts Financed by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs): A Procurement Practitioner’s Perspective Devesh C. Mishra and Belita Manka 1 Introduction: This paper seeks to analyze the impact of fear of discretion in procurement and contracts management of large and complex contracts in MDB financed projects. […]

    Imminent! Transformation of the World Bank’s Procurement Framework

    Robert Hunja Director, Public Integrity and Openness In keeping with recent global trends in the procurement arena, the World Bank is transforming and modernizing its procurement framework. In the private sector, companies have long viewed maximizing of supply chains as key to healthier bottom lines. In the public sector, many governments have been moving from […]

    World Bank pushes for open tender system

    Felipe Goya Goddard, – Governance Practice Manager for the South Asia Region at The World Bank, speaks to The Sunday Times in Sri Lanka about open tender systems, open data, and its benefits for the efficient working of Governments in developing economies. A World Bank governance expert warns that the absence of open tendering for […]

    Procurement has a “seat at the high table” in Australia

    Kalesh Kumar Capacity Building Coordinator South Asia Procurement The World Bank In April 2015, I coordinated a World Bank PIO South Asia sponsored Procurement Knowledge Exchange Program for heads of Procurement from South Asian countries to Australia. We visited Australian Commonwealth Government, Canberra; Government of Australian Capital Territory, Canberra; Government of Victoria, Melbourne; and Government […]

  • Research and Analytics

    Подготовка к электронным закупкам (Russian Version)

    Объяснение концепции электронных государственных закупок (ЭГЗ) и определение того, зачем и как приступать к формированию основ ЭГЗ. Настоящий документ приводит преимущества реализации проектов по внедрению электронных государственных закупок, а также перечисляет мероприятия, необходимые для планирования развития в этом направлении.

    Source:http://eprocurementtoolkit.org/ru/documentation

    Методология внедрения стандарта открытых контрактов (Russian Version)

    Объяснение концепции Стандарта открытых контрактных данных (СОКД/OCDS) и получение общего представления о подходах к реализации стандарта в рамках системы электронных закупок. Настоящий документ представляет собой обзор OCDS-стандарта и того, каким образом он может быть внедрен в новую или существующую систему электронных закупок.

    Source:http://eprocurementtoolkit.org/ru/documentation

    Показатели государственных закупок (Russian Version)

    Объяснение концепции показателей государственных закупок, служащих для оценки функционирования электронных государственных закупок путем сравнения полученных результатов с поставленными стратегическими целями. В настоящем документе представлены различные категории показателей государственных закупок. По каждому показателю приведены методики расчета и целевые значения.

    Source:http://eprocurementtoolkit.org/ru/documentation

    Руководство по проведению анализа рынка систем электронных закупок (Russian Version)

    Определение основных принципов методологии проведения анализа рынка с целью приобретения/внедрения систем электронных закупок. Настоящий документ объясняет, зачем и каким образом проводить анализ рынка, что является средством для лучшего понимания рынка ИКТ, сформированного действующими на рынке поставщиками и предлагаемыми ими компьютерными программами электронных закупок.

    Source:http://eprocurementtoolkit.org/ru/documentation

    Guidelines for Conducting Market Analysis for e-Procurement Systems

    Defining core principles of a methodology for conducting a market analysis with a view to obtaining/implementing e-Procurement systems. This document presents why and how market analysis can be performed as a means to better understand the ICT market regarding the available vendors and existing e-Procurement software products.

    Source:http://eprocurementtoolkit.org/documentation

    Public Procurement Indicators

    Understanding the concept of public procurement indicators for the assessment of the operation of e-GP against relevant policy goals. This document presents different categories of public procurement indicators. For each indicator, computational method and target are defined.

    Source:http://eprocurementtoolkit.org/documentation

    Open Contracting Standard Implementation Methodology

    Understanding the concept of Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) and obtaining a high-level approach for its implementation in an e-Procurement system. This document presents an overview of the OCDS and how it can be incorporated in a new or existing e-Procurement system.

    Source:http://eprocurementtoolkit.org/documentation

    E-Procurement Preparation

    Understanding the concept of e-Government Procurement (e-GP) and evaluating why and how to pursue the establishment of an e-GP framework. This document includes what are the benefits that e-GP implementation projects can offer and what are the actions that need to be planned in order to layout the way forward.

    Source:http://eprocurementtoolkit.org/documentation

    Fostering Sustainable Health Procurement

    On May 11, 2016, more than 40 health procurement experts and practitioners came together at UN City in Copenhagen to explore the latest sustainable procurement initiatives, share good practice examples, and advance the dialogue on how sustainable procurement practices can be harmonized and scaled up across the global health sector.

    Source:www.worldbank.org

    Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016: Assessing public procurement systems in 77 economies

    The Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016 report presents cross-country analysis in 77 economies on issues affecting how private sector does business with the government.

    Source:www.worldbank.org

    Open Contracting: A guide for practitioners by practitioners

    This book aims to guide and inspire others in their own open contracting activities and to support the emerging global community of practitioners around open contracting.

    Source:www.open-contracting.org

    Going Green: Best Practices for Sustainable Procurement

    This document presents the case studies across the six dimensions of GPP implementation on the basis of one of their core features.

    Source:www.oecd.org

    Open Contracting: Supply Side Analysis Report

    This document summarizes and reviews the Supply Side Analysis process that was undertaken between March and May 2014.

    Source:www.open-contracting.org

    Gender, Trade and Public Procurement Policy — Kenya, India, Australia, Jamaica

    This research investigates how inclusive government procurement policy, coupled with the effective management of scarce resources, can accelerate sustainable economic outcomes.

    Source:www.thecommonwealth.org

    OCDS Demand-side Assessment

    This document presents use cases which have been translated into requirements for the Open Contracting Data Standard and discusses the prioritized demands for the OCDS.

    Source:www.open-contracting.org

    Sustainable Public Procurement: A Global Review — Final Report

    This report contains the findings of an investigation into the national government SPP/GPP policies and practices around the world.

    Source:www.unep.org

    Public Procurement Benchmark — 2012 Survey Report

    This report emphasizes operating practices and processes to evaluate potential opportunities for improvement.

    Source:www.unpcdc.org

    India: Probity in Public Procurement

    This report presents the findings of the research initiatives carried out under the ‘Public Private Partnership for Probity in Public Procurement’ project: an assessment of Indian legislation and survey of current practices, grassroot challenges and training needs to identify gaps in practice.

    Source:www.unodc.org

    Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement: A Practical Guide

    This guide provides a practical introduction to the risks of corruption in public procurement. It outlines key principles and minimum standards which, when respected, can protect public contracting from corruption.

    Source:www.transparency.org

    Transparency and Public Procurement

    This collection of articles from academia, governments, the private sector and the United Nations provides an overview of the current debate on transparency policies as they relate to the procurement practice.

    Source:www.ungm.org

    Public Procurement Training for IPA Beneficiaries

    The report proposed a 3-year action plan to: develop comprehensive training materials; “localise” the materials for each beneficiary country; train and certify a group of trainers from the region, monitor and support the initial trainers’ activities in their countries.

    Source:www.sigmaweb.org

  • Country Procurement Regulations

    Assessment of the Quality of the PPP Legislation and of the Effectiveness of its Implementation, Albania

    Assessment of Albania's PPP legislation, including the Law on Concessions and PPPs and Public Procurement Law

    Decree 2002-08 on Public Procurement (Mauritania)

    Decree 2002-08 of 12 February 2002 on the public procurement code in Mauritania. | Decree regulating public procurement in Mauritania.

    Decree on Public Procurement and Public Service Delegations, Mali (French Version)

    Decree N ° 2015-0604 / P-Rm Of 25 September 2015 On The Code Of Public Procurement And Public Service Delegations Law On Public Procurement Law, Mali

    EU Directive on Public Contracts

    Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement The directive sets out rules on the use of public contracts for the provision of works, supplies or services by companies or individuals and the exemptions, which can be applied. The legislation specifies that when national authorities use public procurement to invite tenders to provide works, supplies or services, they must treat all applicants equally and not discriminate between them. They must also be transparent in their dealings.

    Law No. 11,079 of December 30, 2004, Brazil (Portuguese Version)

    Federal Public Private Partnership Law This law institutes general norms for the procurement and contracting for public-private partnerships for states, municipalities and the federal government.

    Law On Public Procurement, Azerbaijan

    The Law determines economic, legal and organizational basis of public procurements in the Republic of Azerbaijan, sets principles and rules of effective and economical use of state funds during procurements, creation of equal competitive environment for all consignors (contractors) on the basis of competition and publicity.

    Law on Public Procurement: Rwanda

    Law on Public Procurement for Rwanda, which incorporates the provision of PPPs.

    Madagascar – Decrees relating to Public Procurement

    Attachment Decree 2006-343 on the Code of Ethics for Public Procurement Decree 2006-344 on the Bidding Commission Decree 2006-345 on the Friendly Settlement of Disputes Committees Decree 2006-346 relating to documents and information to Provide by the candidates Decree 2006-347 concerning the conditions of rejections and abnormal offers Decree 2006-348 relative to the global delay of payment of the public contracts and interest ...

    Madagascar: Public Procurement Law(French Version)

    At the beginning of 2004, the Government of the Republic of Madagascar adopted the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, commonly known as the full PRSP. Containing the strategy and plan of action aimed at achieving rapid and sustainable economic development and halving, in ten years, the poverty that still affects nearly 80% of the population. This PRSP is essentially based on three main axes that are

    National Procurement Code – Loi No. 2009-02 (Benin)

    Law No. 2009-02 of 07 August 2009, establishing codes of public procurement and public service delegations in the Republic of Benin.

    Note for Drafting Public Procurement Regulations

    Improving a government procurement regulatory framework calls for a number of actions intended to establish or reinforce government agencies’ efficiency and credibility, as well as the active involvement of business partners. Scope of the law The procurement regulatory framework should preferably address all government contracts and not only those financed out of fiscal resources, and in particular it should encompass concessions “régies” an...

    PPP Act, Mauritius

    This purpose of this Act is to provide for the implementation of public-private partnership agreements between contracting authorities and private parties and to establish a set of rules governing public-private procurement.

    PPP Legislation, South Africa

    The South Africa PPP legislation comprises the following: Municipal Fiscal Management Act Public Finance Management Act The Constitution Labour Relations Act 1995 Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 2000.

    PPP Procurement Manual, Cambodia

    Revised first draft A key purpose of this PPP Procurement Manual is to clarify the implementing rules and regulations to support the provisions of Cambodia’s Law on Concessions (LoC), as amended. This PPP Procurement Manual is issued both to ensure assigned RGC officials, private sector participants and all stakeholders are aware of the Government’s policies on PPP transactions and to provide step-by-step tendering procedures for those public sector officials authorized to perform their important PPP development...

    Procurement Law, China (Chinese Version)

    This law is part of the national laws on markets. It is relevant to structuring Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in China.

    Procurement Law, Republic of Armenia

    This law comes into force on January 1, 2005. This law regulates the relations envisaged by the Republic of Armenia (RA) Constitution and Republic of Armenia laws with respect to the procurement of goods and services by state governance bodies and local self- government bodies, state or community agencies, RA Central Bank, state or community non-profit organizations and entities with over 50% of shares owned by the state or communities, and prescribes the basic rights and duties of the parties in these relations. The scope of this law extends to the procurements made in the RA by the procuring entity. The procurement procedure outside of the RA is formulated by the RA government.

    Procurement Law, Romania

    The law on Procurement passed on 19th April, 2006 regarding the award of the public procurement contracts, public works concession contracts and services concession contracts, is approved on 15th May 2006 with modifications and completions. The present law regulates the procedures for awarding the public procurement contracts, public works concession contracts, services concession contracts and the legal remedies related to these areas.

    Public Private Partnership Act 2013, Kenya

    In order to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework for PPPs, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Act, 2013 was enacted into law in December 2012 and became effective on 8th February 2013. Additionally, to remove duplication and overlap, the PPP Act, 2013 amended the Privatization Act, 2005, The Public Roads Toll Act Cap.407and the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005.

    Public Procurement Act, Estonia

    The purpose of this Act is to ensure the transparent, purposeful and economical use of the financial resources of the contracting authority, the equal treatment of persons and the effective use of existing competition in public procurement.

    Public Procurement Act, Hungary

    For the sake of the transparency and public control of the effective use of public funds, in order to establish conditions of fair competition in public procurement, furthermore, to enhance access of local small and medium-sized enterprises to procurement procedures, to promote environmental protection and social considerations of the State - in accordance with the international agreements concluded by Hungary in the field of public procurement and the directives of the European Union - the National Assembly of Hungary has adopted the Public Procurement Act. This Act regulates procurement procedures and concession award procedures, furthermore, rules concerning the legal remedies related thereto.

    Public Procurement Act, Nigeria

    2007 Act No. 14 An Act To Establish The National Council On Public Procurement And The Bureau Of Public Procurement As The Regulatory Autiiorities Responsible For The Monitoring And Oversight Of Public Procurement, Harmonizing The Existing Government Policies And Practicses By Regulating, Setting Standards And Developing The Legal Framework And Professional Capacity For Public Procurement In Nigeria , And For Related Matters.

    Public Procurement Act, Slovak Republic

    In the Slovak Republic, there is no single unified act that only and specifically regulates PPPs. Concessions and PPP projects are regulated by a number of different laws within the legal framework. The main source of law which also applies to PPP projects and concessions is the Public Procurement Act No. 25/2006.

    Public Procurement and Concessions Act (PPCA), Liberia

    Amendment and Restatement of the Public Procurement and Concessions Act, 2005.

    Public Procurement and Disposal (Public Private Partnerships) Regulations, Kenya

    These regulations are clear and straightforward and provide for the establishment of a PPP unit to oversee the preparation of PPP projects. It is Kenya-specific in that the regulations have been tailored to fit within the constraints of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, which is an act dealing predominantly with traditional public procurement of works and services contracts made under Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005.

    Public Procurement and Disposal Act, Kenya

    The purpose of this Act is to establish procedures for procurement and the disposal of unserviceable, obsolete or surplus stores and equipment by public entities to achieve the following objectives: to maximize economy and efficiency; to promote competition and ensure that competitors are treated fairly; to promote the integrity and fairness of those procedures; to increase transparency and accountability in those procedures; to increase public confidence in those procedures; and to facilitat...

    Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property – Act No.1 of 2015 (Trinidad & Tobago)

    An act to provide for public procurement, and for the retention and disposal of public property, in accordance with the principles of good governance, namely accountability, transparency, integrity and value for money, the establishment

    Public Procurement Law, Syria

    This law was approved by the People’s Assembly on November 24, 2004 and promulgated by the President on December 09, 2004. This Law was enacted during the time Syria began to gradually liberalize its economy but not before plans for a social market economy were officially announced. This Law was passed as part of the government’s plans to update its procurement procedures in line with the economic changes taking place in Syria.

    State Procurement Law, Georgia

    The present Law sets forth general legal, organizational and economic principles for conducting state procurement. The rules set forth in the present Law apply to all types of state procurement, except for the state procurement related to a state secret set forth in the law of Georgia on State Secret.

    Summary of Regulations for Unsolicited Bids

    The legal regulations for providing public infrastructure through the Concessions Program are contained in several legal texts, but are found mainly in the Concessions Law and its accompanying Regulations. These regulate adjudication, execution, repair or maintenance of state public works given in concession. The process to manage unsolicited proposals is also contained in the main Concessions Law and the process details are found in secondary legislation . In Chile, the line ministries have...

    UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ) Model Law on Public Procurement

    The Model Law on Public Procurement contains procedures and principles aimed at achieving value for money and avoiding abuses in the procurement process. The text promotes objectivity, fairness, participation and competition and integrity towards these goals. Transparency is also a key principle, allowing visible compliance with the procedures and principles to be confirmed. The 2011 Model Law replaces the 1994 UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services.

  • Reports and Publications

    A Framework for Disclosure in Public-Private Partnerships

    Technical guidance for systematic, proactive pre- and post-procurement disclosure of information in public-private partnership programs. The World Bank Group recommends a systematic structure for proactively disclosing information through this Framework for Disclosure in Public-Private Partnership Projects. The Framework is embedded in the findings of a global review of public-private partnership (PPP) disclosure frameworks and practices in transacted PPP contracts in identified jurisdictions. There is a dearth of literature and guidance on policy and practice in PPP disclosure and a wide gap in the understanding of the mecha...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017

    Many economies are yet to adopt broadly recognized good practices to prepare, procure, and manage Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). This report flags potential improvements that can help governments fill the gap in an effort to provide better PPP procurement and enable better infrastructure service delivery to all. The report benchmarks government capabilities in 82 economies across four key areas: PPP preparation, PPP procurement, unsolicited proposals, and PPP contract management. Across the four areas measured, the data finds that most economies fall short of recognized good practices. Project preparation and contract management are the two areas where a significant number of countries perform poorly. The average performance of each of the categories varies across regions and income level, with OECD high- income economies and the Latin America and Caribbean region performing on or above average. The report highlights that a transparent information system is essential to monitor and manage PPP contracts. Nonetheless, only 16 percent of the economies measured require data to be publicly available.

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Afghanistan

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Afghanistan. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Albania

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Albania. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition acr...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Algeria

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    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in the United States. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair compe...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Togo – PPP

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Togo - PPP. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition ...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Tunisia

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Tunisia. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition acr...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Turkey

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Turkey. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition acro...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Uganda

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Uganda. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition acro...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Ukraine

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Ukraine. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition acr...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Uruguay

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Uruguay. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition acr...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Vietnam

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Vietnam. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition acr...

    Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Zambia

    The PDF for the Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 in Zambia. Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Procurement presents comparable information on PPP procurement on a large scale by providing systematic data on the regulatory frameworks and practices governing PPPs in 82 economies. It aims to inform decision-making on the design of PPP procurement policies and regulations, by benchmarking against recognized good practices that promote transparency and encourage fair competition acro...

    Bidding

    PPP Reference Guide Version 2.0 Section 3.5.4 of the PPP Reference Guide deals with managing the bidding process. This may follow prequalification and ends with the selection of a preferred bidder, with whom the implementing then works to execute the contract and reach financial close. This section describes and provides guidance on the following elements of managing the bid process: • Preparing and issuing Request for Proposal (RFP) documents • Interacting with bidders during the bidding period • Receiving bids

    Conference on Strategic Public Procurement, Paris, 02 June, 2017

    This conference raised awareness among decision makers and the procurement community about the benefits of strategic procurement, with an emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility and innovation. It featured speakers recognised for their expertise and leadership in the field.   The European Commission invited people at the forefront of thinking, leading and practicing in strategic public procurement. The panelists represented the most advanced EU countries, promising initiatives across the whole of the EU, and OECD countries. The topics and speakers enabled a constructive dialogue on rolling out strategic public procurement, including the challenges this presents for established views.

    Credit Rating Agency Procurement Criteria Documents

    This Credit rating procurement report is one of the key documents as part of the SAPP’s and World Bank’s “Operational and Performance Assessment of selected power utility firms” aiming at providing comprehensive information concerning the potential contractual engagement of one or more global credit rating agencies (CRAs) with a view of requesting the assignment of a rating; guidance with regards to the different types of available credit ratings and impact on the firms involved; and like-for...

    Emergency Power Procurement Toolkit

    The procurement by state-owned utilities of emergency supplies of power to cope with unanticipated shortages of generating capacity is becoming an increasingly common activity in developing countries. The reasons for procurement of emergency power are varied – hurricanes or other weather-related damage to existing utility facilities; droughts resulting in diminished production from hydroelectric plants; catastrophic failures of existing generation equipment owned by the state-owned utility; or simply poor planning on the part of the concerned utility, resulting in an inability to meet increased demand. These procurements typically take the form of the purchase of energy and capacity from an Independent Power Producer (IPP) under a “Power Purchase Agreement” (PPA) between the IPP as the “seller” and the state-owned utility as the “purchaser.” The PPA is normally supported by a “Government Support Agreement” (GSA) –sometimes called an “Implementation Agreement” – between the IPP and the government that owns the utility (making the emergency power purchase), under which the government makes certain commitments to the IPP.

    Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants

    Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants

    HM Treasury Review of Competitive Dialogue

    Competitive dialogue is a public-sector tendering option that allows for bidders to develop alternative proposals in response to a client’s outline requirements. Only when their proposals are developed to sufficient detail are tenderers invited to submit competitive bids. The aims are to increase value by encouraging innovation and to maintain competitive pressure in bidding for complex contracts. This review has considered the impact of the competitive dialogue process on public sector proc...

    OECD Recommendation on Public Procurement

    Public procurement is a crucial pillar of services delivery for governments. Because of the sheer volume of spending it represents, well governed public procurement can and must play a major role in fostering public sector efficiency and establishing citizens’ trust. Well-designed public procurement systems also contribute to achieving pressing policy goals such as environmental protection, innovation, job creation and the development of small and medium enterprises. This Recommendation, com...

    Philippines: Bidding Documents for Procurement, Philippines

    Model documents for infrastructure services Philippine Bidding Documents - 4th Edition Goods (as Harmonized with Development Partners) Infrastructure Projects (as Harmonized with Development Partners) Consulting Services

    PPP Procurement: Review of Barriers to Competition and Efficiency in the Procurement of PPP Projects: Case Study

    Infrastructure Australia engaged KPMG to help find practical solutions to the most significant barriers to competition and efficiency in the procurement of PPPs. This review was in response to criticism that bid costs in Australia are excessive, it takes too long to award contracts, and that new local and overseas entrants face barriers to entering the Australian PPP market.

    PPPs and Procurement

    Impact of the new EU directives Public procurement refers to the process by which public authorities, such as government departments or local authorities, purchase works, goods or services from suppliers that they have selected for this purpose. The EU [European Union] regulates this activity through the use of Directives, which implement and expand upon the principles and freedoms established by the EU treaties. These Directives aim to make the procedures for awarding public procurement contracts transparent and open to al...

    Prequalification Document for Procurement of Works

    Performance based leakage reduction and management services contract This is a services contract focused on reducing leakage in networks and maintaining those reductions over time. The main incentive for the contractor is a performance-based fee linked to volume of water saved and the fixed fee paid to the contractor for its services is relatively small.

    Procuracion (Spanish Version)

    Public-Private Partnerships: Reference Guide Version 2.0

    Public Procurement 2016

    This online resource and publication covers common issues in public procurement laws and regulations in 30 jurisdictions, including application of the law to entities and contracts, award procedures, exclusions and exemptions, remedies and changes during a procedure and after a procedure.

    Standard Bidding Documents for Tariff Based Bidding Process, India

    This is a draft power purchase agreement developed by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission for Indian IPP market intended for long-term agreements (more than 7 years) for use for setting up power stations where location or fuel is not specified. Attached link is draft request for proposals - for draft PPA go to page 70. The intent of this bid document is to identify Bidders for supply of x MW of power for a period of z years. The Bidder can submit bids for any capacity within a range of...

    United Kingdom: Lessons from PFI and Other Projects (United Kingdom)

    This report draws out lessons from recent project experience that the public sector needs to address to achieve the best commercial outcomes in the current economic environment of spending constraints.

    United Kingdom: Output Specifications: Building our Future – Scotland’s School Estate

    This guidance on the output specification for school Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects has been developed as part of the school estate strategy Building our Future: Scotland’s School Estate.1 It explains what the output specification is, how it contributes to the project, describes the main issues to be considered in developing the specification, and offers a model structure for an output specification. It is intended for local authorities and others involved in school PPP projects to...