Money Being Wasted On ‘Vanity Awards’

This edition of Procurement Tracker focuses on ‘Money, resources wasted on vanity awards’ with updates on green hydrogen procurement issues and what the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) says about public procurement.

Assessing Changes To The Public Procurement Law

The Public Procurement Amendment Act of 2022 introduced significant changes to the public procurement system, placing it very close to best practice anywhere in the world – at least on paper. This special briefing paper looks at the impact these changes could have on the quality of governance in Namibia.

‘The Largest Tender In Namibia’s History’

This edition of Procurement Tracker looks at how the procurement issues around Namibia’s much-vaunted green hydrogen plans have been handled from a governance point of view. The bulletin also rounds up recent news including developments in the long-running government medical aid saga.

Procurement Unit Faces Up To System Challenges

The Procurement Policy Unit in the Ministry of Finance has laid bare some of the challenges it faces in a combined report for 2017-20 that was recently tabled in the National Assembly. This edition of the Procurement Tracker bulletin looks at the critical issues the report raises and the solutions that are also posited.

Procurement Data Under The Microscope

For the first time Namibians have reasonably good access to what’s happening in the public procurement world via data made available by the Procurement Policy Unit in the Ministry of Finance. In this edition of Procurement Tracker Namibia we take a look at the procurement data of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS) […]

Procurement Compliance Concerns

This edition of the Procurement Tracker Namibia examines the records on what proportion of public entities have been complying with the reporting requirements of the Procurement Act of 2015. In addition, the bulletin looks at recent controversies concerning the bypassing of the procurement law, the latest on government’s medical aid tender, and the publication of […]

The PSEMAS Conundrum

This Procurement Tracker bulletin looks at the delays in the awarding of the contract for the government medical aid scheme and whether the danger of ‘state capture’ is an issue. This bulletin also reports on the controversy around the Defence Ministry allocation of a contract for hand sanitisers and the proposed amendments to the Public […]

Pandemic Procurement – Red Flags Fluttering

The red flags are flying over Namibia’s emergency procurement procedures. This Procurement Tracker bulletin reviews what happened during the March-September 2020 state of emergency and finds a series of concerning issues including: -Short tender periods; -Very few bidders or only one bidder invited to tender; -Few contracts awarded competitively; -Unclear or inaccessible company registration and/or […]