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    • Twenty-five procurement specialists and lawyers across the public sector are set to benefit from five days of training in procurement law and practice.
    • The training is being held from May 12 to16 at the offices of the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), Old Hope Road.
    • Director of Public Service Capability Development at MIND, Ann Marie Smith explained that the government had recently revised/reviewed the procurement policies and procedures.

    Twenty-five procurement specialists and lawyers across the public sector are set to benefit from five days of training in procurement law and practice.

    The training is being held from May 12 to16 at the offices of the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), Old Hope Road.

    It is intended to equip procurement specialists and lawyers across the sector with invaluable tools and techniques that will support them to successfully lead and guide legislative changes within the field of procurement. This is expected to contribute to enhanced public sector efficiency.

    Deputy Financial Secretary in the Public Expenditure Policy Coordination Division, of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Hope Blake noted the training is timely as the Government is in the process of developing new procurement legislation.

    “In our minds we are at the end of this process and therefore this programme comes at a very good time for us. We have committed to capacity building and recently Cabinet approved a capacity building programme that the Ministry of Finance intends to carry out for all levels of procurement practitioners, so we are happy that we are able to be here,” Mrs. Blake said.

    She was speaking at the opening ceremony of the training programme held at MIND on May 12.

    Director of Public Service Capability Development at MIND, Ann Marie Smith explained that the government had recently revised/reviewed the procurement policies and procedures.

    “So this is building further capacity to implement and manage and monitor the application of that (new) legislation across government,” Miss Smith said.

    She noted that it is expected that the training will have the intended impact “because of the kind of work we did in ensuring that we got the best possible product to have the best possible impact in the short term.”

    The programme is being delivered in collaboration with MIND, the Office of the Cabinet, and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.