Should every Division within the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) establish their own PDAC or should there be one across the THA as a whole and is there a stipulated time one should be a member on this committee?
The THA or a Division of the THA is identified as a public body under section 4 of The Act. As such, the THA and each Division of the THA ought to have a ‘Named’ Procurement Officer and should therefore also have a PDAC. If the Assembly decides to have one ‘Named’ Procurement Officer then that person should specifically be named as the Procurement Officer for THA and the divisions of THA. Further, if a public entity requires time limits for the membership of the PDAC, the public body must state these time limits in its Handbooks and Guidelines to be approved by the OPR.