Tag: Central Procurement Office

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 re [...]

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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 tende [...]

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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 [...]

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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 th [...]

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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 hop [...]

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Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

| 20/09/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Government’s new procurement bill, which is expected to be debated in the Legislative Assembly next month will depend on the development of expertise in the civil service to make it work, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has stated. The draft legislation introduces what has been described [...]

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New law aims to protect public purse from abuse

New law aims to protect public purse from abuse

| 08/09/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): After many years of inadequate management of the public procurement process that has led to both waste and abuse of taxpayers’ cash, government will finally be bringing the long-awaited Procurement Bill to the Legislative Assembly at the next sitting. The proposed law is now open for pu [...]

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‘Monumental change’ in works for procurement

‘Monumental change’ in works for procurement

| 21/09/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A new law to manage government contracts and the purchase of goods and services is in the works and will bring “monumental change” to the current failing system, according to the new procurement director, Craig Milley. Accounting for more than 27% of public spending, how government buys [...]

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