The Office of Procurement Regulation is a body corporate established pursuant to an Act of Parliament, namely the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act, 2015. The Act aims to provide for public procurement, and for the retention and disposal of public property in accordance with the principles of good governance, namely accountability, integrity, transparency, and value for money and to promote local industry development, sustainable procurement and sustainable development.
Though the Act was assented to on January 14, 2015, it comes into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by proclamation. However, to allow for the establishment of the Office of Procurement Regulation (OPR), the appointment of the Members of the Board, the performance of certain key functions of the OPR, and the drafting of Regulations, the Act was partially proclaimed by way of Legal Notice 150 of 2015.
The Office of Procurement Regulation (OPR) is governed by a Board, Members of which are appointed by the President pursuant to Section 10 of the Act. The Members of the present Procurement Board are:
Moonilal Lalchan Procurement Regulator and Chairman
David Charlerie Member
Herdis Lee Chee Member
Tracey Rojas Member
Frederick Bowen Member
Anthony Lamb Member
Nadine Bushell Member
Additionally, to effectively execute the functions of the OPR, a highly skilled and competent senior executive management team is retained. These members are:
Aleem Baksh Head, Information Communication Technology
Pastora Brown Head, Procurement Policy Development
Maurissa De La Rosa Team Lead – Procurement Capacity Development
Joy Joseph-Lara Team Lead – Property Disposal
Delrene Liverpool-Young Corporate Secretary
Stasha Mahabir Executive Assistant to the Chairman/Procurement Regulator
Lindy-Ann Mitchell Head, Legal
Nadira Mohammed Head, Finance
Sharda Nanan Head, Audit and Investigations
Tamara Roy Head, Corporate Communications
Kymberly St. Bernard Head, HR & Administration
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