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Functions of Central Procurement Office

The Central Procurement Office shall have the following functions:

  1. Assisting procuring entities by providing implementing tools and documents;
  2. Developing directives, procedures, guidelines and technical notes and a Public Procurement Manual for consideration and issuance by the Minister;
  3. Monitoring the operation of the public procurement process in accordance with this Act and the Regulations;
  4. Providing procurement information and managing statistical databases;
  5. Developing or causing to be developed a procurement website for disseminating information, including the publication of procurement opportunities and bidding documents;
  6. Assisting in the introduction of information technology in public procurement; and making available to the public all Acts, Regulations, Orders, policies and guidelines relating to public procurement in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines;
  7. Designing and delivering or causing to be delivered training and capacity development initiatives for participants in public procurement;
  8. Providing such operational advice in respect of procurement services as the Minister or Board may request;
  9. Maintain a list of suspended and debarred suppliers, contractors and service providers, referred to in section 9.(1).(e);
  10. Carrying out such other functions as specified in this Act.

N.B: Refer to Public Procurement Act No. 34 of 2018

Minister

Hon. Camillo Gonsalves

Contact Information

Director General Finance & Planning
Mr. Edmond Jackson
Telephone:(784) 457-1343
(784) 456-1111 Ext: 3507
Fax: (784) 457-2943
E-mail: office.finance@gov.vc