There is absolute and urgent need to reform our procurement procedures in line with international guidelines. Rejecting a bid for a reason that is not substantive (which will not affect the price of the bid) must be removed from our Act and SI. A good example is where a low priced bid was rejected for non submission of a litigation status., a matter not of substance. The country has incurred an opportunity cost of saving USD $20 million because of insisting that a bidder did not submit a litigation status a matter the evaluation committee should have obtained and the country would have saved USD $20 million.
Appoint experienced and internationally exposed people to key positions and you will avoid these grave mistakes.
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