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The Tenders Board Act that was enacted in 1991 and amended in 2002, (collectively “Tenders Board Act”), provides oversight and regulation for public procurement across the public service in Antigua and Barbuda. In order to streamline the public procurement process and fully engage the local private sector, the Procurement and Contract Management Act of 2011 (“2011 Act”) was enacted to replace the Tenders Board Act.

The purposes of this Act are to simplify, clarify and modernize procurement, to make procurement by the Government transparent and more particularly to: —

(a) encourage public competition in the procurement process except to the extent that the circumstances or size of the procurement make it impracticable;

(b) foster and encourage broad participation in the procurement process by persons in Antigua and Barbuda and, where required under an international or regional agreement, to persons outside Antigua and Barbuda;

(c) provide for increased public confidence in the Government procurement process by maintaining safeguards to ensure its integrity, fairness and transparency;

(d) ensure fair and equitable treatment of all persons who participate in the procurement process; and

(e) provide increased economy in procurement activities and to maximize to the fullest extent practicable the procurement value of the money of the Government.

Procurement as a Development Tool

In order for development to get to the grassroots, the local economy must be developed.

For the government machinery to function, goods and services are acquired through procurement.

With a well-managed procurement system, it is possible to engage the local private sector.

Expression of Interests will create ideas and new ventures in the local private sector.

This will allow small business to grow, and will:

  1. Provide jobs;
  2. Increase technology and local manufacturing; and
  3. Improve infrastructure

Additionally, with the new procurement structure, regional and international companies will be encouraged not only to grow their business by participating in public procurement, but also to participate in economic activities in the local private sector.

News/Notices

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    TENDER NOTICE  INVITATION TO BID Tender for Contract as Project Manager Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board Headquarters  Reconstruction Project The Tenders Board of Antigua and Barbuda would like to invite vendors to bid for the contract of Project Manager for the Social Security Board Headquarters Reconstruction Project. The Scope of Work and Primary Responsibilities… Read More

  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA BASIC EDUCATION PROJECT II (BEPII)

    GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA BASIC EDUCATION PROJECT II (BEPII)  Mary’s Secondary School, Irene B. Williams Secondary School And Sir McChesney George Secondary School, Invitation for Bids The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the… Read More

  • Latest in Public Procurement

    The Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance have been spearheading the restructuring of public procurement with the belief that a structured public procurement system would be of immense benefit to the government, and to the local economy. Keeping in line with this initiative, the Government of Antigua and… Read More