Government to introduce bill for procurement of contracts

Skerrit

The ruling Dominica Labor Party government will be introducing a new bill when parliament meets for its next sitting.

The Procurement Bill, according Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, will address concerns over the award of contracts for projects.

He told the official signing of the contact for the drilling of exploratory geothermal wells in Roseau Valley that government is interested in the comments from stakeholders on the proposed bill.

“Very soon, at the next sitting of parliament we will enact the new procurement and contract bill, that bill has received tremendous widespread consultation and anyone who wants a company can go online and read it. We have seen tremendous changes made to the original draft bill based on submissions by several individuals,” he said.

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6 Comments

  1. GWATANCE
    April 10, 2011

    THIS PROCUREMENT BILL WILL SURELY PERMIT THE DETECTION OF THE TRUE PERPETRATER OF A CRIME IN PROCUREMENT AND THE TRUE/REAL OFFENDER WILL BE IDENTIFIED, ACCUSED/ CHARGED AND CRIMINALLY CONVICTED. THEN THE ACCUSATION OF THE BIN BOBOL OFFENDER AS AN EXAMPLE WOULD BE TARGETED WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM

  2. Peace and Love
    April 10, 2011

    Great that Government could respond promptly and effectively to (1) the constructive criticisms made by Mr. Brisbane when he revealed the weaknesses in the tendering process (2) those persons, who provided feedback on the draft document. Hopefully every Dominican, with access to the internet, can easily download the document, review it with a view to identifying LOOPHOLES and to recommending if the Bill should take effect retroactively (if so, when?) or after enactment.

    Whatever is decided and finalized, we would all agree that human beings should not have to rely on man-made laws to make us do what is right and just, what is GODLY. All human beings are capable of observing Natural Law, which leads to equitable, fair, just, moral, ethical, and non-discriminatory actions in everything that we do (and say). Each of us must daily search ourselves to see if we what we do and say makes the world a better place, since there is no way we can pass a man-made law for everything.

  3. Lord Blackstone
    April 9, 2011

    We need a No-Bobol Bill, that is what we need in parliament!

  4. Business as usual
    April 8, 2011

    The Procurement Bill, according Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, will address concerns over the award of contracts for projects. Govt. seem to be now admitting that they have not been transparent with several National Projects. Building contractors, Engineers, the opposition and concerned Dominicans have been complaining of the absence of OPEN TENDERS for major National Projects. As a result, millions of dollars have gone down the drain.

    Remember, Jerry Brisbane’s investigation/Research and revelations of lack of transparency and loss of huge sums of dollars as regards a few projects. He compared the Fond St. Jean Sea Defense project with that of the River wall below the UWI Centre. Although the Fond St. Jean project was bigger and entailed much more work, yet the river wall project cost much more money to the tax payers. How could that be? Something was definitely wrong. Jerry was obviously RIGHT. There have been allegations of KICK-BACKS. In fact, vital information that Jerry requested was not forth coming. Remember those things my people.

    Concerns over the awards of contracts for projects will never be addressed by just passing of a bill in parliament. A new political culture, Transparency, accountability, decisions to desist from KICK BACKS must be adopted as well. There are so many Laws passed in Parliament that are on the books that are disrespected time and time again, it has become normal nowadays. Dominicans are aware of many, many instances where the constitution and laws have been disregarded that they feel there is no guarantee that those in Power will not continue with business as usual irrespective of that Procurement bill.

    • may day
      April 9, 2011

      We been independent for 33 years 7 prime ministers,this young man has alot to correct. praise him.

  5. KG
    April 8, 2011

    Admin, can you please provide the link to where the draft copy of the bill is located online – thanks.

    Admin: http://www.dominica.gov.dm/cms/index.php?q=node/1033

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