Over 30 Reg 7 officials benefit from PPC’s training session

Over 30 participants from various sectors in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) were part of a comprehensive training session on June 14, 2024, at Bartica Learning and Resource Centre organised by the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) aimed at improving procurement practices and promoting accountability.
The training session included members of the Regional Executive Office (REO), Regional Tender Board, evaluators, engineers, and Town Council members.
Attendees also included procurement staff, personnel from multiple regional and municipal departments such as accounts, procurement, planning, and health, as well as representatives from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF).
The training session covered a diverse range of topics relevant to the commission’s operations and the procurement process including the Public Procurement Commission’s role and responsibilities; the legislative framework, administrative review and debarment Process; the public procurement process; the procurement plan preparation; threshold and tender openings and the evaluation process.

The participants and members of the PPC during the training session

Training sessions were already held in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10. Feedback from Region Seven emphasises the significant value and impact of these sessions, reinforcing the Public Procurement Commission’s (PPC) dedication to improving procurement practices throughout all regions.
This initiative is crucial in ensuring standardised, transparent, and efficient procurement processes across the country, thereby fostering greater accountability and better resource management.
Looking ahead, the PPC is poised to extend similar training programs to Regions 1, 8, and 9 in the upcoming weeks, which will complete coverage across all ten administrative regions.
By equipping stakeholders with the requisite knowledge and skills, the PPC aims to cultivate a transparent, efficient, and accountable procurement ecosystem conducive to sustainable development in Guyana.
The objective of these training sessions is to enrich participants with information to improve the public procurement system within their respective entities.