‘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 […]

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 […]

Public Procurement in a State of Emergency

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.

Procurement Tracker Namibia

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.