TransNamib ‘Irregularities’ Flagged
In this edition of Procurement Tracker we look at at what a recent investigation report said about TransNamib’s procurement practices. In addition, the governance risks in the upstream petroleum sector are put under the spotlight. The bulletin also gives an update on the recent controversial health tenders.
In the light of recent procurement scandals, it’s time to give teeth to the procurement system’s investigative capabilities.
CPBN In Crosshairs
This edition of Procurement Tracker Namibia examines various contentious aspects of the clinical supplies awards by the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN).
Public Enterprises Failing On Procurement Compliance
Public entities operating outside of central government are struggling to meet their transparency compliance obligations, according to the IPPR’s Procurement Tracker bulletin
‘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 […]