The government is proposing new procurement measures to streamline the buying of goods and services.

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Horace Dalley says the measures will strengthen the procurement process. Minister Dalley says government has created a designated public procurement policy office in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, revised the public procurement handbook, and introduced a weekly public procurement page in the national newspapers.

Other measures planned include introduction of an electronic government procurement process, a new procurement law, separating the National Contracts Commission from the Office of the Contractor General and the development of a new cadre of public procurement professionals.

“The administrative body and its strategic proposal will strengthen the integrity and transparency of the public procurement process,” says Dalley.