The Office of Procurement Regulation

Handbooks & Guidelines


Standards

Guided by section 13 (1) (b) of the Act, The Office of Procurement Regulation is empowered to “set training standards, competence levels, and certification requirements to promote best practice in procurement ”.

In setting this Standard the OPR’s goal is to support the development of public procurement capacity, training and dissemination of information, ensuring the effective application of public procurement rules through appropriate mechanisms. 

This Standard will identify the knowledge, skills and competencies required of procurement practitioners in pursuit of workforce development, improved public confidence and a globally competitive public procurement system. 

Our stakeholders, including public bodies, are invited to download and review this Standard and to email their comments, queries or suggestions  to capacitybldg@opr.org.tt  

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                Training Standards, Competence Levels and Certification Requirements – Version 1.0  

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The graphic above provides a listing, in pictorial form, of the Handbooks, Guidelines, draft contracts, procedural forms and templates issued by the Office of Procurement Regulation (OPR) in accordance with Sections 13 (c), (d) and (p) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act 2015, as amended (“the Act”) 

Public bodies may utilise the Comprehensive Handbook on Procurement, Retention and Disposal of Public Property as a model for developing their Special Handbooks and Guidelines for approval by the OPR. In addition, public bodies are also encouraged to review the suite of documents for guidance on any aspect of the procurement cycle, from the planning stage, through to tendering, evaluation and award of contract and finally the management and closeout of contract stage, as well as on retention and disposal of public property. 

A deeper understanding of the subject matter can be derived by also reviewing the videos of the 2019 Capacity Building Workshops available at Stakeholder Sessions -> 2019 Sessions, and the list of Frequently Asked Questions available at FAQs

Together, let us continue to prepare for the operationalisation of a new public procurement regime upon full proclamation of the Act