Procurement bill amendments must fix brief-case companies - Analyst

January 15, 2018, 7:38pm

Institute for Public Policy Research’s (IPPR) associate researcher and ACTION Coalition chairperson Frederico Links said, despite an outcry from the SMEs over the amended Public Procurement Act, the amendments are rightly designed to kick out fly-by-night businesses from getting anywhere closer to government tenders.

This follows The Villager having broken the story of a horde of small scale businesses crying out to government to relax its stringent procurement requirements as they were elbowing them out from landing government tenders.

Although the Roads Authority is yet to make its voice heard in the ongoing debate, Links suggested that the amendments are best left as they are to spur accountability and efficiency.