All government tenders and contracts to go public

| 29/10/2008

(CNS): With just over two months to go before the implementation of the Freedom of Information Law the Central Tenders Committee (CTC) said it will be posting the details of all awarded contracts and tender documents on the CTC website with immediate effect. “The CTC is committed to ensuring transparency in all public sector bids, and continues to welcome comments or questions relating to contracts awarded,” it said.

In a short statement issued on Tuesday 28 October it confirmed that the public may log on to the website at to see full details of all future contracts and those warded during August and September 2008. The committee said questions and comments may be submitted in writing to: Please send these, in writing, to the CTC Secretary

The Central Tenders Committee comprises public and private sector members, chaired by Terrence Outar. The CTC, formerly known as the Public Tenders Committee, has been in existence for at least 15 years and has awarded numbers contracts over the years. The Committee meets twice monthly to receive and open tenders greater than $250,000 and oversees the evaluation of all tenders. Other functions include approving requests for pre-qualification or other methods of procurement by government bodies; providing guidelines for all public sector procurements on behalf of the Financial Secretary and approving all tender recommendations and awards.

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