Private sector group concerned about amendments to procurement legislation

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    More concerns are being raised about the Public Procurement Amendment Bill 2020 due to be laid in Parliament tomorrow.

    It comes from Chairman of the Private Sector Civil Society Group, Winston Riley, while speaking at a media conference today.

    He says the organization believes the amended document almost completely destroys the efficacy of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act 2015.

    That legislation, which has been partially proclaimed, was established to promote accountability, equity and local industry development in the public procurement and disposal of public property.

    Mr Riley’s concern follows a statement by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that the proposed amendments will extract the teeth from the act.