Government of Jamaica
The legislation comprises The Public Procurement Act 2015 (as amended) (referred to as “the Principal Act”), The Public Procurement Regulations 2018 and The Public Procurement (Reconsideration and Review) Regulations 2018. In September 2019, The Public Procurement (Registration and Classification of Suppliers) Regulations 2019 entered into force, and further Ministerial Orders on Special and Differential Treatment have been promulgated.
This framework lays the foundation for a modern procurement regime, reflective of best practices in government procurement.
By virtue of the Principal Act, the Office of Public Procurement Policy (“the Office”) is mandated to develop public procurement policy, provide policy implementation guidance, training and advice to persons participating in public procurement. Amongst its functions, the Office is required to inter alia: