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The Standard standardmedia.co.ke 25 Nov, 2021 22:45 am

Procurement law change could fuel graft, say suppliers

Procurement law change could fuel graft, say suppliers
According to the proposed changes to the Act, bidders will be invited to submit technical proposals for evaluation.

Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning chairperson Gladys Wanga.In submissions to Parliament’s Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning, the suppliers opposed the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal (Amendment) (No 2) Bill, 2021, saying it would increase bureaucracy and avenues for corruption.The Bill has been proposed by Homa Bay Woman Representative and chairperson of the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning Gladys Wanga.According to the proposed changes to the Act, bidders will be invited to submit technical proposals for evaluation.

Where at least three technical proposals are picked, the successful bidders will be invited to submit financial proposals within 24 hours for evaluation.[David Njaaga, Standard] Suppliers to the government have warned that proposed changes to the current procurement law could fuel corruption if not revised.

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