A total of ninety persons, representing fifty-seven procuring entities, participated in three virtual training workshops on the topic of procurement planning organized by the Public Procurement Commission (PPC), the regulatory body for public procurement in Guyana.
The virtual workshops were implemented over the period February 8 -12, 2021, a release from the Commission said.
According to the PPC, the training sessions were designed to emphasise the best practices and importance of procurement planning, provide tips to effectively monitor the implementation of procurement programmes and explain the functionalities of the Commission’s procurement monitoring software, which was launched in 2020. The procurement monitoring software allows procuring entities to upload their procurement plans, revise them as necessary and keep track of contract award and procurement expenditure.
The annual training plan of the Public Procurement Commission prioritises sessions on Procurement Planning and use of the Procurement Monitoring Software. The Public Procurement Commission will continue to engage procuring entities and provide necessary support to ensure compliance with Section 4. 11A of the Procurement (Amendment) Act 2019, which, states that “Every procuring entity shall submit that entity’s procurement plans to the Public Procurement Commission for the fiscal year covered in the National Budget within 3 weeks after the National Budget is approved.”
The Commission further advised that stakeholders can access the Procurement Monitoring Software training presentation via the training tab of the PPC’s website: https://ppc.org.gy or contact Jonelle DeViera, Communications Officer, Public Procurement Commission on e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: 592-226-3729.