Questions have arisen over one of the most lucrative tenders in Namibia – for the Public Service Employees Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS). This edition of the Procurement Tracker Namibia bulletin examines some of the controversies around the tender which is up for renewal this year. In addition, the bulletin gives an update on procurement issues […]
This latest edition of the Public Procurement Tracker bulletin examines how the integrity of the public procurement system can be undermined during a State of Emergency as the usual checks and balances fall by the wayside due to the need for urgency.
The April 2020 edition of the Procurement Tracker Namibia bulletin examines how the system based on the Procurement Act passed in 2015 has performed over the last three years. In addition, the bulletin looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted procurement in Namibia.
Two-and-a-half years since the Public Procurement Act was made operational, the procurement system remains mired in problems – not least a series of capacity issues. The IPPR’s latest Procurement Tracker bulletin outlines the capacity and transparency issues that are dogging the procurement law’s implementation.
E-procurement has been shown to reduce procurement costs, improve efficiency and limit corruption risks yet Namibia’s transition to e-procurement is hardly out of the starting blocks. This edition of Procurement Tracker examines the results of a recent e-procurement readiness exercise conducted by the Ministry of Finance. In addition, the bulletin revisits recent airport-related tenders and […]
Recent statements by senior government figures indicate that the problems that have been experienced with the implementation of the Public Procurement Act since 2017 can no longer simply be described as ‘growing pains’. The latest edition of our Procurement Tracker bulletin examines these recent pronouncements on the faults and gaps in the present system as […]
Our latest public procurement bulletin examines the capacity issues facing the Central Procurement Board of Namibia, proposed amendments to the procurement legislation, and continuing issues around the lack of transparency about public procurement decisions
The latest edition of the Procurement Tracker bulletin finds the national procurement system in turmoil. Efforts to get the new procurement system running smoothly have been undermined by a lack of internal accountability, too much secrecy, persistent infighting, understaffing, expertise shortfalls, and institutional paralysis.