A 2-day bid tendering workshop aimed at strengthening collaboration, competition, and increasing participation of businesses in public procurement tendering processes, as well as the formalization of the informal sector of the economy, commences on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Paynesville Town Hall, in the City of Paynesville.
The workshop is an initiative of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC), particularly designed to strengthen the capacity of businesses to take advantage of the available procurement opportunities as in the case of the 25% procurement exclusively set aside in the Small Business Act (SBA) for Liberian owned businesses.
Over 150 participants, representing different business interests are expected to attend the two days event, which will be facilitated by PPCC staff and PFM/IFMIS Advisor, assigned at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP). An appreciable number of businesses operating in Bong, Nimba, Margibi, and Grand Bassa Counties have been invited to participate in the workshop.
Areas earmarked for discussions include preparation of a responsive bid/proposal for goods, works & services procurement, non-consulting services & framework contracting, PPCC’s Vendor registration procedures & requirements, modernization of Public Procurement System, as well as the complaint mechanism.
The Chief Executive Officer of PPCC, Atty, Jargbe Roseline Nagbe Kowo, along with some development partners will deliver statements during the opening session of the workshop, on the morning of October 12, 2021. The workshop will be held on the theme: Increasing Participation of Private Sector Businesses in Public Procurement Tendering Process to Foster Competition.
The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) is the premier regulator of public procurement and concessions awards processes in Liberia and is committed to working with all parties in ensuring transparency and accountability.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/ppcc-engages-media-csos/