The Office of Procurement Regulation

Are there any provisions under The Act to address breaches by Suppliers/Contractors?

Section 59 of the Act addresses conduct influencing public officers. Specifically, section 59(7) states that “where a
procuring entity is satisfied that an inducement was offered, or any corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive or obstructive practice was carried out in relation to a tender or proposal, the procuring entity shall reject or revoke the tender or proposal and report the matter to the Officer for appropriate action”. Further, s59(8) provides that a supplier or contractor whose tender or proposal has been rejected or revoked under s59(7), shall be added to the ineligibility list pursuant to s58, for a period of ten (10) years following the date of rejection or revocation of his tender or proposal. Any persons who contravene section 59 commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of one (1) million dollars and five (5) years’ imprisonment.

Category: Offences & Penalties

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