Will the composition of Procurement and Disposal Advisory Committee (PDAC) vary according to subject matter or are the appointments permanent?
The PDAC should consist of a minimum of three (3) persons. The OPR is suggesting (at a minimum) the following composition: (a) Corporate Secretary/Head of Legal; (b) Head of Finance; and (c) Subject Matter Expert. The Head of Legal and the Head of Finance may be established as permanent members of the PDAC. The third member of the PDAC would be the subject matter expert and will vary based on the procurement activity being considered. The public body should establish alternate members (at Managerial levels) in instances where there may be a conflict of interest. If the public body does not have the requisite capabilities, that public body may seek assistance from any other public body or an external organisation. A public body can expand the composition or membership of its PDAC to the specific needs of the entity. Of note, the public body’s handbooks and guidelines should state clearly the composition of the PDAC that it will adopt.