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Public Sector Procurement Policy (Nov 2010)

Public Sector Procurement Policy (Nov 2010)

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November 2010Ministry of Finance and the Public Service
GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA
PUBLIC SECTORPROCUREMENT POLICY
 
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACRONYMS...............................................................................................................................................iiiEXECUTIVE SUMMARY................................................................................................................................1INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................................2
1.
 
Public Sector Procurement
...........................................................................................................2
 
1.6.
 
Reform programme
.......................................................................................................3
 
2. Purpose.........................................................................................................................................3 3. Rationale.......................................................................................................................................3 4. Application....................................................................................................................................4 
4.3. Procurement between public entities.......................................................................................54.4. Procurement by commercial joint –venture entities................................................................54.5. Harmonisation with international best practices......................................................................5
POLICY FRAMEWORK..................................................................................................................................6
5. General Principles.........................................................................................................................6 6. Vision............................................................................................................................................7 7. Mission..........................................................................................................................................7 8. Goal...............................................................................................................................................7 9. Objectives.....................................................................................................................................7 10. Strategies...................................................................................................................................8 10.2.2.1.
 
Professional Training and Development of Procurement Staff 
..............................9
 
10.2.2.2.
 
Education for Compliance
.......................................................................................9
 
10.2.2.3.
 
Sensitization of Oversight Bodies
............................................................................9
 
10.2.2.4.
 
Sensitization of Contractors
....................................................................................9
 
KEY STAKEHOLDERS AND THEIR ROLES......................................................................................................12
11. Cabinet.....................................................................................................................................12 11.2. Infrastructure Subcommittee......................................................................................12 12. The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.......................................................................12 13. The National Contracts Commission and its Sector Committees............................................13 13.4. Sector Committees......................................................................................................13 14. Office Of The Contractor-General...........................................................................................13 15. Auditor-General’s Department................................................................................................13 16. Financial Services Commission (Fsc)........................................................................................13 17. Accounting Officer...................................................................................................................14 19. Procuring Entity.......................................................................................................................14 20. Audit Committee.....................................................................................................................14 
 
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21. Procurement Appeals Board....................................................................................................14 
OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.............................................................................................................................15
22. Management Institute for National Development (MIND).....................................................15 23. The Central Information Technology Office (CITO).................................................................15 24. Private Sector...........................................................................................................................15 25. Public........................................................................................................................................15 
LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK........................................................................................................................16OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS AND PROVISIONS..............................................................................................17
26. Access to Information Act........................................................................................................17 27. Companies Act.........................................................................................................................17 28. Corruption Prevention (Special Prosecutor) Bill......................................................................17 29. Corruption (Prevention) Act (CPA)..........................................................................................17 30. Fair Competition Act (FCA)......................................................................................................17 31. Financial Services Commission Act (FSCA)..............................................................................17 32. Insurance Act and Regulations................................................................................................18 33. Parliament (integrity of Members) Act...................................................................................18 34. Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act (PBMA Act)............................................18 35. Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures.....................18 
LINKAGES WITH OTHER POLICIES AND STRATEGIES....................................................................................19 
36.
 
Vision 2030 Jamaica
.................................................................................................................19
 
37. Construction Industry Policy 2004...........................................................................................19 38. ePowering Jamaica 2012.........................................................................................................19 
MONITORING AND EVALUATION...............................................................................................................20GLOSSARY................................................................................................................................................21

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