Tag: Central Procurement Office

Code of conduct sets standards for procurement

Code of conduct sets standards for procurement

| 04/11/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The government has published a code of conduct covering the expected behaviour of both public officials and suppliers of government goods and services. Setting standards that both sides must adhere to when it comes to procurement by government, it indicates that civil servants who break the code can be fired and suppliers will be […]

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Gov’t compliance with procurement rules queried

Gov’t compliance with procurement rules queried

| 10/10/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller remains concerned, following the latest PAC meeting, that government is not complying with its own new rules on procurement. Although new legislation has been implemented and a new more transparent, independent regime created to manage how government buys goods and services, Miller is worried the new rules are […]

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Ministry ignores questions over dump

Ministry ignores questions over dump

| 10/10/2019 | 95 Comments

(CNS): This Friday marks the two-year anniversary since government picked the DECCO-led consortium to deal with the long-awaited waste management project and tackle the ever-growing dump in George Town. But despite the passage of 24 months, no contract has been signed and the ministry continues to ignore questions about the status of the talks or […]

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Minister fuels further cruise confusion

Minister fuels further cruise confusion

| 25/02/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell spent more than two hours on Monday morning talking about the tourism industry, but failed to address the questions surrounding the controversial cruise and cargo project. Despite claims that his ministry had been “as open as we can possibly be”, Kirkconnell did not explain the increasingly confusing financing model. He […]

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CIG recruits new procurement boss from UK

CIG recruits new procurement boss from UK

| 28/11/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The finance ministry has recruited a new director for the Central Procurement Office (CPO), which is tasked with saving public money on necessary expenditure and ensuring value for money for the public purse by using appropriate procurement methods. Taraq Bashir is from the UK but came to Cayman from Montserrat, where he was head of government […]

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Absence of DoE stumps minister’s panel

Absence of DoE stumps minister’s panel

| 27/09/2018 | 193 Comments

(CNS): Many questions posed by the public at Wednesday night’s meeting about the controversial cruise berthing facility related to the environment, as well as who is bidding and who is paying. But the panel assembled by the tourism ministry were, in many cases, stumped by the questions. In a meeting lasting five hours, dozens of […]

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Minister denies closed-door cruise port deals

Minister denies closed-door cruise port deals

| 03/08/2018 | 158 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has denied that the controversial cruise berthing project, which is attracting increasing opposition, is being handled behind closed doors, despite the lack of information in the public domain and evidence of numerous closed-door meetings. In a statement refuting a story on CNS this week indicating that the project could be underway […]

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Cruise project progresses in secrecy

Cruise project progresses in secrecy

| 16/04/2018 | 116 Comments

(CNS): The government is maintaining a veil of secrecy around the progress of the cruise berthing project, despite being very close to declaring a preferred bidder. Despite the massive public interest in what will be the biggest ever infrastructure project in Cayman Islands’ history, the tendering process has been far from transparent. CNS has learned […]

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Procurement website launched after year of work

Procurement website launched after year of work

| 01/03/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Central Procurement Office has finally launched its new website after a year of working on it. The site provides a central portal for stakeholders inside and outside government who are involved in the supply and provision or acquisition of public services, and offers a platform where the public as well as public servants […]

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CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

| 30/11/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The government ended up awarding a scrap metal contract to the wrong bidder because it focused purely on the price offered by one contractor rather than on experience and ability. The Office of the Auditor General has highlighted that the price tag can sometimes disguise other problems and that getting value for money for […]

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MLAs back bill to tighten public procurement

MLAs back bill to tighten public procurement

| 17/10/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A bill designed to remove political interference, create transparency, improve efficiency, get better value for money and generally tighten up the entire process around government procurement was backed by the parliament Monday, with no opposition, following its second reading. Government hopes that the legislation, which has been a long time coming and inspired by […]

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