Chamber offers inside look at planned procurement bill

| 09/09/2015 | 1 Comment
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Government Administration Building (GAB), George Town. Grand Cayman

(CNS Business): The government’s newly appointed director of the Central Procurement Office, Craig Milley, will be presenting a draft of the proposed legislation to deal with public contracts, major purchases and government acquisition to the Chamber of Commerce next week. The new bill, which is designed to tighten up on government’s major spending after years of criticism from the Office of the Auditor General about the poor management of public spending on major projects.

Milley, a Canadian national who served as the procurement services manager for the City of Lethbridge for more than eight years, was appointed by the Cayman government to head up the new department in February this year, although there has been no public release about it.

As part of the Chamber’s ‘Be Informed’ series next Thursday, 17 September, starting at 3 pm, Milley will be joined by Peter Gough, a long-time senior public servant who serves as the strategic advisor to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson.

The goal of the new law is to improve the system and the process surrounding government procurement to ensure better value for money, as well as to create more openness, transparency and remove the suspicions that government contracts are subject to political influence or potential abuse.

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  1. anonymous says:

    Appointed in February, it’s now the middle of September, ask anyone in CIG whether this is a functioning department. He was imported so the Government could claim to be doing something about the EY report, however, since his arrival, he has been more or less warming the chair. Just another day in paradise

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