Procurement Reporting Vacuum Persists
Public procurement remains dogged by compliance failures on transparency requirements
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.
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 […]
Govt’s Medical Aid Tender In The Spotlight
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 […]