Oct 15, 2021 Last Updated 5:05 PM, Oct 7, 2021

Fact Sheet on Procurement

Government Procurement

Government Procurement is defined as the acquisition of goods, works and services utilizing the public funds.

There are ten principles that govern the GOJ procurement. They are:

  1. Value for Money
  2. Economy
  3. Efficiency
  4. Equity
  5. Fairness
  6. Transparency
  7. Accountability
  8. Reliability
  9. Competition
  10. Integrity


Under the Public Procurement Act (PPA) the following offices will be established?

  • The Office of Public Procurement (OPP)
  • The Public Procurement Commission (PPC)
  • Public Appeals Board (PAB)


The Office of Public Procurement

The Office of Public Procurement will be established under the direction of the Financial Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. The core functions of this Office will be  as listed below:  

  • Development of the public procurement policy,  
  • Providing policy advice and training to persons participating in public procurement  
  • Providing policy implementation guidance

Please visit the houses of parliament website to download your copy of the PPA http://www.japarliament.gov.jm