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.

Public Procurement Tracker 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.

Public Procurement Tracker Namibia

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 […]

Public Procurement Tracker Namibia

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 […]

Procurement remains murky

Access to information on government procurement activities remains largely non-transparent despite repeated claims that the new public procurement mechanisms are meant to enhance accountability and transparency.

Tenders still shrouded in secrecy

THE lack of transparency in the awarding of government tenders leaves room for speculation on corrupt practices, research associate at the Institute for Public Policy Research, Frederico Links said at the launch of their 5th Public Procurement Tracker publication yesterday.

The publication monitors and tracks developments within the Namibian government and public enterprises’ procurement sphere, which is said to be characterised by a lack of information about those benefiting from state tenders. The government has been the biggest spender in the economy over the years, with a history of costs ballooning, amid alleged acts of corruption. This called for new laws which ensure that transparency is key, thereby rooting out corruption and the overpricing of goods and services to the government.

Public Procurement Tracker Namibia

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

Public procurement lacks transparency

The latest issue of the Procurement Tracker, an quarterly initiative launched in 2018 by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) to monitor and track developments and issues within the Namibian public procurement sphere, states that successive reviews of the procurement systems in place and the body managing the processes “suggest a system in trouble and even in turmoil.”