Handbooks & Guidelines
Listing of the General Guidelines, Procedural Forms, Standard Bidding Documents and Model Contracts
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In accordance with Sections 13 (1) (c) and (d) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act 2015 as amended, the Office of Procurement Regulation (OPR) has updated a number of General Guidelines, previously issued, to ensure alignment with the existing Regulations. The OPR has also developed new general guidelines, standard bidding documents and model contracts for use by public bodies.
For ease of reference, each updated document contains a ‘Revisions’ page under the front cover.
A listing of the general guidelines, procedural forms, standard bidding documents and model contracts issued by the OPR, highlighting the new documents, and including the version number and date of issue, is available at https://oprtt.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/1-Listing-of-General-Guidelines-Standard-Bidding-Documents-Procedural-Forms-and-Model-Contracts.docx
Note should be taken of the revisions to the General Guideline: Preparation of Handbook & Special Guidelines and accompanying Model Handbook and Special Guideline (template) to be used by public bodies in preparing their Handbook and Special Guidelines for approval by the OPR. Additional guidance for this activity is provided in the Video recording entitled “Developing Handbooks & Special Guidelines for Procurement, Retention and Disposal of Public Property” available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ThCFreUT3M.
Please be advised that the OPR will continue to update its Handbooks and Guidelines intermittently to ensure alignment with the changing regulatory environment. Accordingly, public bodies are advised to continue to monitor these pages to ensure that they are utilising the most recent versions of the documents.
Disclaimer: In the event of any discrepancies between the Act and the Regulations and the General Guidelines, the Act and Regulations will prevail.