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  • Implementation of the Government’s electronic procurement process will continue this year with a $102.6 million allocation.
  • The project, being implemented by the Ministry of Finance and Planning, is expected to entail acquisition of an electronic procurement system.
  • These engagements form part of the project’s overall objectives to strengthen the efficiency and quality of the public sector procurement process.

Implementation of the Government’s electronic procurement process will continue this year, with a $102.6 million allocation from the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on April 3.

For this year, the project, being implemented by the Ministry of Finance and Planning, is expected to entail acquisition of an electronic procurement system, deemed appropriate and suitable for Jamaica, and subsequent implementation of the process.

These engagements form part of the project’s overall objectives to strengthen the efficiency and quality of the public sector procurement process by developing an electronic government system that is accessible by State entities and suppliers, and facilitates tenders and contracts being processed electronically, through a single portal.

Since the project’s commencement in June 2011, the National Contracts Commission (NCC) has endorsed the awarding of a contract for the system’s provision, to the successful bidder.

Financing is being jointly provided by the Government of Jamaica, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through grant funding.

The project is scheduled to end in May.