We are committed to debarring corrupt contractors from participating in our public procurement tenders;
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Themes: Public procurement
Last updated: October 2019
Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: Not New | Ambitious: Ambitious
In June 2016 and March 2017, Trinidad and Tobago passed amendments to the existing legislation to strengthen the state’s purchasing requirements, capture irregularities in the disposal of State lands, tighten the suspension process in relation to procurement proceedings and further improve the overall operational structures required by the legislation. The legislation is being implemented in parts to ensure transparency and openness in government spending and achieve value for money with regard to the conduct of all procurement activities. The legislation serves, inter alia, to criminalize bid-rigging, standardize procurement processes, provide for e-procurement and improve transparency. Critically, it also provides for the blacklisting of corrupt officials thereby debarring them from participating in the public procurement tenders process. The Public Procurement legislation has not yet been fully proclaimed (partial proclamation).
Updated: October 30, 2019