The Office of Procurement Regulation

What safety measures are in place for refusing to conduct any procurement activity that is in contravention of the Act for persons that perform the duties of a Procurement Officer but is not the ‘Named’ Procurement Officer?

Section 40(a) provides that a person shall not be dismissed, suspended, demoted, disciplined, harassed, denied a benefit or otherwise negatively affected because –
(a) he, acting in good faith and on the basis of a reasonable belief, has –
(i) notified the DPP, the Police, the Integrity Commission or the Office that his employer or any other person has contravened or is about to contravene this Act;

(ii) done or stated the intention of doing anything that is required to be done in order to avoid having any person contravene this Act; or

(iii) refused to do or stated the intention of refusing to do anything that is in contravention of this Act; or

(b) his employer or any other person believes that he will do something described in paragraph (a)”.

Victimisation – Offences and Penalties (Schedule 1) – carries a fine of Five Hundred Thousand ($500,000) dollars and one (1) year imprisonment on summary conviction.

Category: Offences & Penalties

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