Tag: Public Procurement Committee

Verdant Isle and cruise lines win port bid

Verdant Isle and cruise lines win port bid

| 26/07/2019 | 147 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The tourism ministry has given the controversial cruise and cargo port project tender to the McAlpine-led consortium known as Verdant Isle. The premier made the announcement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, adding that no contracts would be signed before 1 October to “allow for the completion of the people-initiated petition verification” process. It […]

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Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

| 18/02/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller intends to press his concerns about the failure of government to follow the necessary laws and procedures surrounding the cruise port tendering process with official bodies as well as speak out about the problems in the media. Miller told CNS that the “evidence indicates something has gone very wrong” with […]

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Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

| 13/02/2019 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has called for the tendering process for Grand Cayman’s cruise port project to be stopped and redone because government has created a serious conflict by completing a side deal with two cruise lines and starting new negotiations with several other cruise partners that he has since learned about.

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Port board deputy chairing procurement committee

Port board deputy chairing procurement committee

| 18/01/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The current deputy of the port authority board, Arek Joseph, has been appointed as the chair of the new Public Procurement Committee, set to replace the Central Tenders Committee under the new regime that will oversee government’s major projects and acquisitions. CNS has seen correspondence which confirms that Premier Alden McLaughlin appointed Joseph to […]

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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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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 as a comprehensive and accountable regime for the purchase of goods and […]

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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 public comment ahead of the debate in the […]

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